Late Afternoon Railroad

I shot this photograph looking west from the Reservoir MBTA Green Line Station in Cleveland Circle, Brookline, Massachusetts, on a cold winter afternoon at 3:33 PM on December 9, 2022. It’s truly magical when a mundane urban scene is transformed into something magical by something simple like the rays of the setting sun.

Photograph, Brookline, Massachusetts, December 9, 2022
Samsung SM-G988U (Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G) smartphone, aperture f/stop ƒ/1.8, shutter speed 1/892s

Phil Temples is a product of the Midwest, but he’s lived in the greater Boston area for the past forty years. Phil has published five mystery-thriller novels, a novella, and four story anthologies in addition to over 220 online short stories. Phil also likes to dabble in mobile photography. He is a member of GrubStreet and the Bagel Bards. You can learn more about Phil by visiting his website at