ninaitwa
I’m an amateur late twenty-something photographer based out of Boston, with an unrelated 9-5.

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I forgot how impressive the clouds were on this flight I took last August … and I still can’t remember where I was flying from! August 12, 2014.

My trip to NYC last summer corresponded with one of the annual Summer Streets events, and had the opportunity to take bike and photograph on the roads that pass through Grand Central Station. This image was taken on the southbound Park Ave Viaduct just north of East 45th Street. August 3, 2013.

Last year I volunteered at the Mile 23 hydration station of the Boston Marathon for the 5th year in a row, to support the runners who inspire me with their strength and determination.  Tomorrow, April 15, 2014, marks the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing - a day that changed Boston, but only served to strengthen the resolve of the city and the runners who will take to the course on Monday to run again. And I’ll be there to support them, for the 6th year in a row. 

A week from tomorrow, more 36,000 runners will take to the streets for the 118th Boston Marathon. I took this photo at last year’s Marathon as the elite men passed by the hydration station at mile 23 where I was volunteering, hours before the bombs went off. April 15, 2013.

This week (Tuesday, April 15th) marks the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. I’m revisiting images I took in the days and weeks surrounding the bombing, including this one from the impromptu memorial that sprung up in Copley Square in the hours after the bombing. April 24, 2014.

Looking forward to summer, when I can hang my laundry to dry on the lines on my back porch. September 8, 2013.

A new look at an old image: just before sunset overlooking the Charles. September 7, 2013.

Oldie and a goodie? I took a lot of photos on this shoot ( including night bridge shots with lights reflecting off the Charles) and overlooked some images in the editing process. I’m drawn to this one now, and I can’t say that I know why. September 7, 2013. 

Another old photo revisited, this time in an HDR style. I really like how the hyper-clarity of the bridge and sky emphasizes the motion of the train across the top third of the frame.  September 7, 2013.

Revisiting old photos with new editing techniques. I  like the way the black and white adds a sense of timelessness to this pedestrian bridge crossing Boston’s Storrow Drive to the Esplanade. September 7, 2013.

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Thank you!  (I don’t know who this is from, but thank you all the same!)

Hole-in-the-Rock, in Phoenix’s Papago Park, aglow in the light of the rising sun, with moon setting behind it. March 21, 2014.