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blackouts are fun

Something like a third of Somerville lost power Friday night, including my street.


I stepped outside to see nothing but darkness, and overheard neighbors' grumbles about missing the last two innings of the Red Sox game fade into amazement that we could actually see the stars! It was great fun to walk around and see my neighborhood without the aid of street lights, but tough to photograph. It required the maximum exposure my camera can do (15 seconds) and at least two or three cars to pass by while exposing, to catch any detail at all.


To see the stars, I recommend viewing it larger.


Selected as the Bostonist Photo of the Day for October 15, 2007!

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Taken on October 12, 2007