Lock, Stock, & Barrel

Having been on vacation in Boston this week and the last, I've been trying real hard to stay away from the computer-- but who am I kidding, so here I am! Actually, we've been having a great time here with the family, relaxing at the beach, fishing, and taking in the sights. I did fall off the relaxation wagon once last week and squeezed in a client photo shoot -- a return visit to the Middlesex School in Concord, MA -- such a great team to work with. Someday, I'll be able to share a few of those images here on the blog.

After the session, Gian and I explored the historic towns of Concord and Lexington, birthplace of the Revolutionary War. This is where the colonial Minutemen and British troops first tangled on April 19, 1775, and where the "first" shot of the war -- the "shot heard around the world" -- was fired. At the Hartwell House, a mock Minuteman demonstrated the "lock, stock, and barrel" of his musket, the weapon of choice at the time, and fired off a couple of rounds. On his second shot, I snapped a lucky pic of the musket's flint impacting with the reservoir of gunpowder in the gun's lock (the spark ignites a small explosion which blasts a bullet out the barrel). I'm pretty sure I toured a bunch of these historical hot spots years ago during an elementary school field trip, but back then, it was all about getting out of school for the day, so the history lesson was a lot more interesting this time around!

At some point, I'll upload a few more images from our trip, but editing photos on this laptop is the pits, so no more computer for now. In September, I'll be delivering a fun mix of other sessions, so I'm off to relax while I can!