This was supposed to be a "rest day" for me, as I did a half marathon in Westfield the next day, but I ended up running around all over the place trying to catch decent shots of each event (I still ended up with my fastest 1/2 marathon time by 2 minutes!). I never saw everyone in each leg, except maybe the opening run, but there was one guy I ended up with photos of from each event. To the guy in green, I promise I wasn't stalking you, man! =)
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I visited this quietly neato site called Dinosaur Footprints during a light drizzle today. The property, which is immediately adjacent to Rte. 5 in Holyoke, MA, is owned by the Trustees of Reservations and sits about a hundred feet from the west bank of the Connecticut River.
The sign says there are hundreds of footprints covering the small exposure of bedrock there. I'm sure a paleontologist (or even a well-informed child) would laugh at me, but I only saw a few dozen or so that I could definitely recognize as actual footprints. The rest just kind of looked like, um... little dents.
Anyway, this was one of the most distinct. I wasn't sure about visiting the site on a rainy day, but in some ways I think the moisture actually gave the imprints more visual definition, and it was fun to play around with the polarizer. The footprint is on the right, in case anyone was mistaking my left hand for the gnarly claw of a vicious velociraptor.