Christmas is in the air ! As well as frost bite... followed by the occasional 70 degree day, oh how I love New England..
So I've recently been working with the Lowell Boys and Girls Club to teach photography and introduce to the kids my work and my passion. It's a great honour to be able to do so, since I too was a member of the Boys and Girls club and I feel that it's a great place for young kids to learn and grow, and especially so at the Lowell Boys and Girls club. From what I've seen they go above and beyond in the offerings and learnings, such as photography, they try to offer to their youth. And I always think "what if I started younger, what might have unfurled differently.."
So this image was taken yesterday as I went out with a handful of Club Kids, along with a few of the staff, into the Boston area to show the kids my work on night photography, and let them try it for themselves. It was rather chilly out, but I've never been a stranger to the cold and it's grown to not bother me, especially when my mind is on the hunt for compositions rather than my frostbitten fingers. Though the kids weren't as weathered and brave as I, so they quickly ran into Faneuil Hall for hot chocolate while I froze outside taking photos, such as this one, until I too gave in to the temptation of warmth. Plus I felt I've already displayed my superior skills of survival and endurance to the pack, so it was time for pizza.
Though it's not even Thanksgiving, the Christmas spirit was in the air, and in the twinkling lights of Quincy market. I know there's still more to come, so I'll just have to go back again when they light that amazingly gigantic Christmas tree, and take it all in again. Until then, I hope you can enjoy the hint of wonder and wonders soon to come, through this image !