Photography Along The Freedom Trail and Hot Air Balloon RideThe Next Day


This is going to be a blast!


On Saturday I will teach a class on landscape and story telling photography.  Then we will walk the self paced trail.

The Trail takes us to 16 historical sites in the course of two or three hours and covers two and a half centuries of America's most significant past. A red brick or painted line connects the sites on the Trail and serves as a guide.

Since the past and the present live alongside the Trail, we have the opportunity to see the City as it truly is. Many visitors prefer to linger and study the many exhibits, thus a full day will be devoted to browsing along the Trail.

Later there will be a compassionate review of the work.


After the review I will teach class on photographing Hot Air Ballooning.


On Sunday, September 30 at around 6:00 in the morning we will enjoy a hot air balloon ride with High 5 Ballooning, New England's premier hot air balloon ride company.

From the thrill of lift off to the last bite of our delicious post-flight picnic, we will be treated to an experience that will leave you with a memory that will last a lifetime. Float through the sky on an aerial adventure and see breathtaking views of the White Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Boston's skyline and the beautiful Merrimack River Valley.

Photograph nature's wildlife from a lofty perspective.  As you float above the trees, you'll be close enough to pluck a pinecone or leaf as a souvenir of your flight.


At the conclusion of our morning flights we can sit down, relax and sip champagne mimosas as they prepare a delicious complimentary picnic.

This excursion isn't very formal but very fun.  It's casual and easy paced.  Feel free to bring another even if they aren't going up in the balloon.  Non riding attendees may come at a reduced rate.


Lodging and transportation are not included in this fee.


I hope to see you all there.

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  • Susan Schoepfer

    Sorry Michael. I was hopeful when I heard OUR weather report this a.m., but then I looked at Boston's and it still looks the same. Deja vu!

    September 28, 2012

    • Michael Downey

      OMG, I've finally completely reconciled my Meet-Up account and hadn't realized this is still outstanding. Check your email.

      January 24, 2013

  • Melissa Raftery

    Had a great time this weekend in Boston. Thanks for coming up!

    September 30, 2012

  • Michael Downey

    Okay, just let me know as soon as you know.

    September 27, 2012

  • Susan Schoepfer

    Hi Michael. It's looking like rain for Saturday. I know you had some indoor plans in that event, however, I will have my dog with me. I will make a definate decision by this afternoon since I have to cancel my hotel reservation 24 hours prior to check in.

    September 27, 2012

  • Melissa Raftery

    Michael, we just want to go on the walk. Please let me know how much and how to pay. Melissa

    September 20, 2012

  • Kevin

    Interested in just the trail. Let me check with the misses

    September 3, 2012

  • Susan Schoepfer

    Okay, so I booked my hotel and will be signing up for just the Freedom Trail walk. I will do this soon.

    FYI - I was having trouble finding a room, so may be a good idea to get that done if you are planning on going. You can always cancel your reservation.

    August 30, 2012

  • Lauren Huston

    I'm really going to try to make this happen!

    August 28, 2012

  • joseph mcallister

    working on getting the wife to attend and shoot but skip ballooning will ring in here when i get the vote!!!

    August 20, 2012

  • Susan Schoepfer

    Do we have to do the balloon ride or can we just sign up for the Freedom Trail walk?

    August 7, 2012

    • Michael Downey

      You can do the Freedom Trail only. It's the usual $59, no extra charge for rain ;-)

      August 7, 2012

    • Susan Schoepfer

      LOL. On that note, did you see the pic I posted for that meetup?

      August 8, 2012

  • joseph mcallister

    thinkin about this 1 big guy

    1 · August 6, 2012

    • Michael Downey

      I've always got room for you Joe. Just let me know.

      August 7, 2012

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