I am particularly drawn to the beauty of the Arnold Arboretum, not simply because I live minutes away in Roslindale. This Boston treasure, featuring thousands of species of flora from around the world, offers boundless opportunity to explore the natural world. I relish wandering the grounds with my camera, in all four seasons, in fair weather and foul, examining the park’s continuously shifting dynamic. Sometimes I have a direct purpose in mind, as the time is right to photograph a particular subject I had previously noted, or perhaps to return to a subject to observe how it has changed since I last visited. Other times I have no direct purpose – I am out exploring because the light and scenery compel me to. Still other times I am simply scouting subjects, imagining what conditions and compositions would best complement their features.
I feel fortunate to have such a wonderful natural resource as the Arnold Arboretum available. And I hope we will all try to tread lightly on this Earth and protect as much of these treasures as possible for our children to enjoy tomorrow as we do today. firstname.lastname@example.org