November 15, 2009

Pawtucket Falls, Lowell


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Every once in a while I revisit some older images to see if I got everything I can out of them. When I started shooting in RAW format a couple of years ago I did not know its potential. I also had not yet discovered HDR processing.

In the summer of 2006 I went to Lowell to photograph the Pawtucket Falls. If I recall correctly, that was the year of the floods. It is very unusual to see the river raging like that in the middle of the summer. The images in this gallery (all but the three beneath the gate house) were shot on that day.

The full gallery is here.

The Pawtucket Falls were built in in the early 1800s to harness the power of the Merrimack River. The resulting hydroelectricity powered the textile mills that ushered in America’s Industrial Revolution.

ALSO … Check out the Wallpaper section. By request, I added a new image from the Wood Mill Boiler House.

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