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thedailypic•yr8•298/365•2855•Queen for a Night

To quote Adam Lambert… “I know many of you are thinking, bro, you’re no Freddie Mercury. Well, no sh*t.”

He does not need to be, he is Adam Lambert. Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam did a fine job, it was an incredible show tonight at the Garden. I may never get to see Freddie (though he was there in spirit and on screen), but I am happy to say I saw Queen. Only phone photos, it was a great night out with the family.

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thedailypic•yr8•294/365•2851•Ellis 25th

Ellis Paul will have 7 shows in 4 days at Club Passim this weekend to celebrate his 25 years of touring. We caught show #2 tonight with the family. Less shooting photos, more reliving my early 90’s. Great show Ellis, here is to 25 more.

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thedailypic•yr8•240/365•2797•A Day in Boston

A family day in the city with a Bernese Mountain Dog means you meet thousands of new friends. Josie was in heaven, we were stopped every 10 feet, while the family got lunch I met 17 people, including another Berner family with big Gus. She got some playtime with a Swiss Mountain in Columbus Park, took in some music, saw the Memorial Flags on the Common and had a blast watching birds, especially the ducks.

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thedailypic•Yr8•199/365•2756•Staff Sgt. Sanchez and the Patriot’s Day Runners

I have been taking photos on a regular basis since 1993, I have lived in the suburbs of Boston my whole life, I have never photographed the Boston Marathon. The closest I ever came to taking photos was in 1996, the 100th anniversary, but I ended up working a retail shift. I have always followed the race online or on TV, I wrote about what it meant to me when the bombing happened in 2013, you can read that blog here if interested, I was in NYC that day. Today I made it a point, I would photograph it.

I went to Ashland then walked around early looking for a good spot to catch the action. The corner of Main and Union, it let me see them all clearly approach, while having spectators in the background and I would be able to stay low and out of the way. And there I stayed for a few hours, taking it all in. Somewhere in between the wheelchairs came Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez, with space in front and space behind… he owned the street as he passed by. According to an NBC article you can read here, Sanchez is a retired Marine who lost the lower part of his left leg stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in 2011. I did not need the article to know he was running with a purpose, that flag looked heavy, in so many different ways. I was happy to read he inspired many people, on a day of inspiration. Then there was the man with Cerebral Palsy in the wheelchair, backwards, after some google searches I found he is “Backwards” Bill Reilly, 64 years old and he does this a lot, in an article I found from 4 years back they said he was running his 32nd!

Then add everyone else, there is enough inspiration to drive each of us for years. On my healthiest of days I can not run with my bad foot, but I can take photos. I need to do this more, photograph this event, I know there is no shortage of marathon photos, but it felt good to add mine to the mix. There were more moments with the camera down and I was just clapping, cheering for the participants, it seemed like the better thing to do at the time. If you want to see all the photos I took, you can see them by clicking here. Let me know if you know anyone, I would be happy to get them a file if they would like.

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thedailypic•Yr8•169/365•2726•A Celtic Sojourn

Thanks to a recommendation from a friend, I was able to connect with the coordinators of WGBH’s A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn and photograph this afternoon’s show at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. A beautiful show, in an incredible location, I was happy to be there to capture it.

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