A very different way to explore your surroundings is to find different times of the day and under various atmospheric conditions ( rain, snow, darkeness) to search out what makes your city or town truly unique. Like many people, I am resistant for obvious reasons about getting myself out of bed at 4:30 am to drive around looking for photographs. The shock of the alarm going off is the best reason not to get up and simply turn over and head back to dreamland.
This photograph came about from one of my early morning forays into Boston's Seaport District. As the great and iconic photographer, Jay Maisel once said, "If you are are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you're not out there, you will only hear about it."