Acorn Street, Boston

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This is a picture of Acorn Street in the Beacon Hill area of Boston.  It apparently has the distinction of being the most photographed street in Boston.  I had actually never heard of it – but by searching through SmugMug for good photo locations, I stumbled across it.  It’s a good thing, too – because you’d NEVER find it if you weren’t looking for it.  Between the nonsensical one way streets and the draconian parking restrictions, it was tougher to get to than some wilderness locations that I’ve shot.  Still, the reward was worth the journey whether by foot or by car.

Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 17-40mm f/4L @ 40mm  ISO 200, f/11, 1/13 sec.

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3 Responses to “Acorn Street, Boston”

  1. Marilyn June 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    Gorgeous shot! It captures all the quaintness but with a warm glow….

  2. Bo June 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Love this. I’ve never heard of Acorn Street. Harder than wilderness photography? Boston’s known for its wild parties!

  3. Mark June 7, 2009 at 8:59 pm #

    Maybe it wasn’t strictly harder – just more frustrating. All the one way streets were going the wrong way, there is NO parking in the area if you aren’t a resident, there are parking cops on duty at 6:30 AM (yes, really!), and so forth. It just seems like you should be able to roll up, shoot, and fly – and it’s so not possible here.

    I found out about this place by searching SmugMug for “Boston” and loved some of the shots taken here.

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