Happy Mother’s Day

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If you have kids or if you’ve ever been a kid, you have some of these. Take a school photo, add some creativity, construction paper, macaroni, or a simple frame and you have a classic ornament! As the years go by they become reminders of past Christmas and the passage of time. 

My wife Jean was away visiting her mother after Christmas through New Years this past season. That left my sons, John and Ryan, and me with the duty of taking down the tree and putting away the decorations. Among the ornaments we’ve collected over the 30 years we’ve been married were a few of these classics.  So I took advantage of the fact that Jean was away to shoot some portraits of the passage of time. I needed my son Thom (who is out of the house) to complete the picture. I finally got to shoot his portrait in late January when he was over for a visit.

My original intent was to give these to Jean next Christmas. But Mother’s Day seemed more appropriate. So today she got these portraits grouped on an aluminum print.

Happy Mother’s Day!  

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Storage

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Here is another shot from my brief weekend shoot in Rockport.

At first glance I thought they were a series of changing lockers for a beach or pool area. But upon closer inspection, there was neither a beach or a pool on the other side of the gated area these were in. In fact the area faces a dock, so my best guess is that these locked doors secure storage areas for local fisherman.

Whatever they are, they make for a great graphic subject for a black and white image.

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Motif #1

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It would seem the shooting drought is finally over. At least until the next one.

My friend Steve Perlmutter and I hit Rockport, Ma for an afternoon of shooting. The day seemed perfect for long exposure, so that was the primary purpose. We also dabbled a bit in time lapse and whatever we could do to get the creative juices flowing.

We picked Rockport simply because we knew we would immediately find a good subject — albeit a popular, frequently photographed (painted, and sketched) subject in Motif #1. So the challenge was to get a somewhat unique take on it.

So here is mine — a long exposure shot with a touch of cross processing in Lightroom.

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Warwick Castle

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It has been forever since I’ve posted an image here on the blog. Well, maybe just a week or so. But it seems like forever. Not by design, though. Life has been very hectic — My free time over the past couple of weeks was consumed by final preparations for the Boston Marathon and my oldest son’s wedding. Both were wildly successful and went off without a hitch. But I have to say my son’s wedding was way more fun. I didn’t have to run a step and the recovery was a lot quicker — If you know what I mean.

Anyway, now that marathon training and wedding preparation is over, I am now photographically rejuvenated. Back to posting on the blog and back to shooting.

That last bit is key. New shooting this winter and spring (so far) has been lacking. My goal is to turn that trend around.

But until I shoot something new that is worth posting, here is an old image from my trip to England in 2012 — A shot of Warwick Castle.

Damn. What a cool castle!

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Fire Station

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This is my first blog post in over a week. I’ve been a bit under the weather and any normal-feeling time I did have was spent on more urgent matters, like work and getting shit done for my son’s wedding, which is coming up in a couple of weeks.

Since I am feeling better, I thought I’d reach into the archives for an image to post. I chose this one from Ireland, taken back in 2007.

Nothing too fancy or exotic.  Just a simple fire station in the Irish Countryside.

 

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Dead Horse Point Panorama

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It is hard to believe it has been a year (almost) since the Utah version of North by Northwest (NXNW) last spring. No, its not a rock festival. It’s a gathering of a few photo bloggers who got to know each other only through the wonders of social media. Images were shared, comments exchanged, friendships forged then NXNW was born.

For three days Michael Criswell, Mark Garbowski, Chris Nitz, Rick Loius, Justin Balog, Dave Wilson and I fueled our creative juices with sleep deprivation, Folgers coffee and craft brewed beer.  We shot our way through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. We also hit this Dead Horse Point State Park, which brings us to this image.

Even though it wasn’t our original destination for the dawn shoot (we got lost trying to get to Marlboro Point), it became an instant hit with the NXNW crew. We were in complete awe as the sun rose behind us and brought Canyonlands to life. I shot this panorama a few minutes after sunrise. It was somewhat of an afterthought. In fact, I completely forgot I had this set of images until I want back through the catalog a few days ago. So I processed it.

To truly appreciate it click here.

 

Robert LussierDead Horse Point Panorama

Lowell

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It has been a long time since I’ve done any serious shooting in Lowell, Massachusetts — the city I grew up in. Probably since before I started this blog.

That drought came to an end this past Saturday. I knew I needed to get out and shoot and wanted to shake it up a little. Really, just a little. After all, Lowell is only about 10 miles from from my home in Methuen. Hell, I could run there on a good day!

Anyway, I’ve seen this view countless times in my life but never stopped to shoot it. It is an appropriate shot, given that the vacant mill featured is (I believe) the only mill in Lowell that hasn’t been razed or renovated.

 

 

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Lady Luck

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Something light for today. This is another shot from the car show I shot around at last fall. Don’t ask me the make, model or year of the car. I just remember it was it was a cool little car.

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