For the past few years I’ve contributed to the annual Maynard Fest by donating my time photographing this great local event for the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce. I’m always honored when asked to do this and hope everyone enjoys the images of the day. It was nearly perfect weather for the event with no rain, cool temperatures and the scattered clouds made for generally beautiful light to make photographs.
The complete gallery of the 2012 Maynard Fest is available here. Here are a few of my favorites from the day…
Yesterday was the 26th annual river cleanup event by OARS. Close to (and perhaps just over) 200 volunteers came together on a beautiful September morning to help clean up the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. The cleanup spans so many communities and happens in just a few hours so it is impossible for one person to photograph all of the locations so I was assigned to a few of them. We start on the Sudbury River in Framingham. This is the second year the cleanup has been on the Sudbury River and close to 30 volunteers worked in and along the river pulling out tires and other trash after just a few minutes of starting.
Another group of 30+ volunteers were along the Assabet River in Maynard. Here we see an amazing boatload of metal being hauled downstream.
Another group of students in Maynard filling up a canoe with all manner of trash.
This is a team of college students working on the Assabet River in Acton.
A large group of volunteers in Concord split between the Sudbury and Assabet Rivers. In West Concord this group worked on the Assabet River behind Damonmill and nearly filled a large dumpster with tires and other trash taken from the river.
This is the final pile of trash pulled out of Maynard (it extends another 8 feet to the right of the image). A phenomenal job by all!
For more images visit: http://community.dmg-photography.com/2012-oars-cleanup/
For more information on the cleanup and how you can help our local rivers visit: http://www.oars3rivers.org
Discovering Music… and then ..
… finding a teacher.
This weekend the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts held their “Forever Green” Camporee, celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting. Over 2000 Girl Scouts, staff, and adult volunteers converged on the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in East Falmouth, MA for a weekend of fun, activities, friendship and stories that will probably last a lifetime (especially those who stayed for the entire event).
I was one of three photographers at the event, so I actually skewed my time to shooting video and some panoramas. I will post the link to Gloria and Terry’s site once their pictures are ready. If you don’t see yourself in one of my galleries, chances are they have a picture of you in theirs.
Videos and high-resolution downloads of my photographs will be available later in the week.
Here are the links to the photo galleries followed by a few of my favorites from the weekend:
(I will also fill in more details of the event later tonight — I have “real work” to do today… Please check back here after Wednesday evening for videos and other good stuff..)