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View Poll Results: Which is more Photogenic
Boston 72 59.02%
Philadelphia 50 40.98%
Voters: 122. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-08-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I like Philadelphia's skyline so much better. A slight edge to Boston for the nooks and crannies, little things like Acorn Street on Beacon Hill in Boston. So to summarize, for the panorama go with Philadelphia. For the close up shot go with Boston. I didn't vote because both cities offer different angles and perspectives of of photography that can not be summed up as one city over the other.





I think that is the best way to say it, and also why I didn´t vote either.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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I like Philadelphia's skyline so much better. A slight edge to Boston for the nooks and crannies, little things like Acorn Street on Beacon Hill in Boston. So to summarize, for the panorama go with Philadelphia. For the close up shot go with Boston. I didn't vote because both cities offer different angles and perspectives of of photography that can not be summed up as one city over the other.
Agreed.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: The City
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I like Philadelphia's skyline so much better. A slight edge to Boston for the nooks and crannies, little things like Acorn Street on Beacon Hill in Boston. So to summarize, for the panorama go with Philadelphia. For the close up shot go with Boston. I didn't vote because both cities offer different angles and perspectives of of photography that can not be summed up as one city over the other.






I love Boston as well but there are many little nooks all over Philly, here is one of my personal favorites, a friend lives on this street and within two blocks you leave the quiet enclave and maze to find the hustle and bustle of the busiest areas of the city. To me a lot of the fun of Cities like Philly and Boston are the exploration on foot and just stumbling upon the most amazing things

quick image

Panama and Iseminger | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindsayharris/13622664/ - broken link)


and a better view via google street views

philadelphia - Google Maps
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Even though NYC is between Boston and Philadelphia, I always feel right at home in Philly as if it were right up the street. There is a sibling/brotherly connection between the two cities, I don't think any city in the US could match for Boston quite like Philly can.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: The City
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Even though NYC is between Boston and Philadelphia, I always feel right at home in Philly as if it were right up the street. There is a sibling/brotherly connection between the two cities, I don't think any city in the US could match for Boston quite like Philly can.

agreed and vice versa - as TMAC says, Philly was like Boston on a grid

Can't wait to get at the Red Sox in the series this year
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: The City
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Some other shots

Sunlight Explosion | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillybits/2515326441/ - broken link)

Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelgarcia/4047712315/ - broken link)

Boat House Row. | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehales/1974062749/ - broken link)

2nd Street View - Philadelphia | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottfrederickphotography/4176467319/ - broken link)

Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia. | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/deegs/2090722519/ - broken link)

Latimer Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janettowbin/2082543630/ - broken link)

Rittenhouse winter wonderland | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moocat/4209993058/ - broken link)

city falls | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nardell/4112310688/ - broken link)
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Thanks everyone, this is actually for a project of mine. I've taken up a hobby since childhood for photography, I'm pretty damn terrible at it, but want to get better and no place better to start than our own country. Lots of places to choose from.

I was going to make a few other threads for a few other city match ups, however with these two, it seems rather close. Both offer brick stone type of roads, which are cool and photogenic, Philadelphia has the taller and more modern skyline, but Boston utilizes its waterfront more. So a shot from a boat of the skyline will go a long way, but probably about balanced with a shot from a rooftop of further out of the entire Philadelphia skyline at night with the nifty building lights.

I greatly appreciate everyone's suggestions and help, thank all of you very much.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Philly being larger than Boston most likely has a greater compilation of scenic settings. Boston wins on a percentage basis.

Downtowns? You cant go wrong on either one. Philaldephia is perhaps more overlooked, maybe Phillys inner city problems leave a little bit of a stigma.

Here are some phots of Philadelphia. Center City


First photo removed - copyrighted. See room sticky for photo guidelines, please.





















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Old 02-08-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I love little areas like this. I think this is what Chicago lacks the most.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Default Philadelphia City Hall

One of my favorite buldings I have ever seen and marvel at its dignified architecture is Philadelphia City Hall. However I find it hard to photograph as parts of the building are always obscured by the other tall buildings surrounding it. The clock tower on that building is awesome. Danny I challenge you to photograph Philadelphia city hall and capture all or most of its dimensions.
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