August 15, 2014 · 7:30 PM
Let's revisit the other side of Zakim, which has many different sights to explore.
We will start and meet at point B (not A) in this map here (open the link in your mobile browser, not the maps app), which is underneath the train tracks, right across from the Science Center. You can park either in that street (if you're lucky) or in the Science Center parking garage ($11, closes at 11 pm). We will end up on the roof top of the Science Center parking garage, which gives you a great view on the Charles River or on the Zakim in the background with cars going by in the foreground street, see below.
The Moon won't rise until past 11, sun sets at 7:45. We will make our way along points B, C, D, E, F and G (without the redundant back and forth shown in the map, you can walk directly). Point F is the new pedestrian's bridge, which is very photogenic, point G is interesting, as it gets you a view on the Zakim with some of the highway loops above. People can choose to cross the bridge and shoot under the Zakim or go back to the top of the Science Center.
Suggested equipment: solid shoes, tripod, camera, intervalometer/remote (urban startrails above the Zakim, anyone?). Lenses: super wide to 100 mm (full frame) will all work well.
This is where we will meet: right under the bridge across from the Science Center. You can see North Point Park (which we will cross with points B, C, D, E) and the Zakim in the back left.
The pedestrian bridge:
And a great image taken by our member Anthony Kong (called the "A-Kong perspective"):