Day 78: Amazing Grace

In 2017-365 by Robert Lussier0 Comments

Grace Episcopal Church in Lawrence looks out of place. If isolated from the shops, mills and the city’s common, one might mistake it for a mission in the southwest.

Grace Church was built in 1852 on a small piece of land that was donated by the Essex Company, the engineering firm that designed the city and built the Great Dam.

It was the City’s first church. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

What is this, some kind of series?

Yes, it is! Throughout 2017 I’m attempting to take a new image every day and post it to this blog. Ambitious, I know. Success is not guaranteed, but I’ll give it my all. You can see all of the images below. Just click on a thumbnail and flip through them.

Day 179: Merrimack West

I picked up a new Lee Filter adapter for my Olympus 7-14 ultrawide lens. The lens has one of ...

Day 178: Vent

These giant vents service Boston’s Big Dig (I think). As unsightly as they are, they look ...

Day 176: Hanna

I’m back from my trip to Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada and I have a lot of ...

Day 175: Scraps

Heading home today. Great trip. This was the scene at the docks near the Ferry Terminal....

Day 173: Otter Cliff

Acadia National Park was an interim stop on the way to Grand Manan Island. Steven Perlmutter ...

Day 171: Tall Ships

The Tall Ships (Sail Boston) are in . town, so I took a walk to the waterfront at lunch for a ...

Day 170: Silver Dollar

I am preparing for a photography trip to Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada later this ...

Day 169: The Freak Out

The carnival has taken over the #Lawrence Common. I popped over tonight to grab my daily image. ...

Day 167: Another Mill

This is my attempt to redeem myself after last night’s last minute, very weak effort to ...

Day 162: Colonial Drive

My son insists that using an image from a commercial shoot for this challenge is a cop-out. I ...

Day 162: Connor

My wife Jean organized an early Fathers Day for me today, and it was absolutely wonderful. All ...

Day 161: Why a Duck?

Of course I’ve known about these ducks for a long time. Maybe not this particular family, ...

Day 160: Abandoned

On the way home from work today I stopped in Boxford to grab some shots of this abandoned ...

Day 157: Ale Cider Stout

Well today was a busy day, and a rainy one at that, so i never got out to find an image. I did, ...

Day 156: Two Car Garage

Today was a Danvers Day at work, so my commute to and from the office was through the town of ...

Day 153: Pollenated

I went back to the rhododendron today looking for some signs of insect life and was fortunate ...

Day 152: Men at Work

Leaving the office today I noticed a utility truck parked in front. I heard some voices ...

Day 151: Rhododendron

Macro isn’t something I do often, but with the rhododendron blooming in our front yard, I ...

Day 150: After Work

After work today I went on a short photo walk along Fort Point Channel in Boston. With the late ...

Day 148: I-95

This weekend marked the 8th time I’ve made the trip to Long Island for the Team Chris I ...

Day 147: Toby

Another back-fill image, as I did post this to Facebook yesterday. Toby is a rescue dog adopted ...

Day 146: Dodge

Well it looks like I fell down on this challenge this weekend. I was on Long Island on Friday ...

Day 145: Rainy Stroll

Today’s image is simply something I grabbed on the fly. On the drive, more specifically. ...

Day 143: Rowing Club

This “image a day challenge” has helped me to open my eyes. While walking through ...

Day 141: Robin’s Nest

This is a robin that took up residence in an old plant hanger off of our deck. She laid and ...

Day 139: War Memorial

I had a meeting at work today. A walking meeting, where we walk and talk business. It was ...

Day 137: Ducati

My friend and coworker Alex, getting ready for his commute home. When it is warm enough (and at ...

Day 136: Zakim

I popped by Paul Revere Park after work tonight to grab my daily image. I hoped for a better ...

Day 135: Clock and Duck

Today was a very busy day. A real estate shoot in the morning, one in the afternoon and the ...

Day 134: One Thirty Four

As I was out on my run this morning this cluttered front yard caught my eye. I was pretty sure ...

Day 126: Immovable

Yesterday’s heavy rains put the might back into the Mighty Merrimack River. I took a ...

Day 125: Downpour

Torrential rain hit the area this afternoon around the same time I was driving home. Which was ...

Day 124: Zakim Run

I stopped at Paul Revere Park on my way home from work tonight to photograph the Leonard P ...

Day 121: Sundial

Another “day off” from this challenge today. Meaning, I shot a real estate job this ...

Day 120: POD

As I was driving towards Seabrook Beach in search of my daily image this little moat stranded ...

Day 117: Blue Hour Fog

My second visit this week to Boston’s Waterfront was almost thwarted by the lack of ...

Day 116: Stevens Pond

Todays drizzly, foggy conditions had be combing the back roads of Oxford again in search of ...

Day 115: The Waterfront

A shot of Boston’s Waterfront from Fan Pier is never a bad thing. I grabbed this one when ...

Day 113: Kodak

A shot of one of my antique cameras. Not that any of them have any real value. Or are even ...

Day 111: Beware of Dog

A quaint, patriotic front porch – somewhere in America. Danvers, Massachusetts, actually. I ...

Day 108: Day’s End

After yesterday’s day of frantically shooting at the Boston Marathon, I was actually ...

Day 106: Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Easter! My image today is of my grandson, Connor at the Easter Egg Hunt which was held at ...

Day 105: Marathon Pride

On Monday over 30,000 athletes from around the year will make test their physical and mental ...

Day 104: Peppers

I realized going into this challenge that I would need to do some still life work. Something I ...

Day 103: Summer and A

Summer Street and A Street in the Fort Point District of South Boston are tied together by a ...

Day 102: Swamp Thing

This challenge has taught me to find an image where one might not apparently exist. Being under ...

Day 99: Collared Greens

Tomorrow marks 100 days of this challenge. And while it is definitely a challenge in the true ...

Day 97: Onion

I wasn’t sure what my Daily Image was going to be today. It was late in the day and I ...

Day 96: Winter’s Veil

Winter refuses to let go, here in Boston. It remains cold and if not snowy (like last weekend), ...

Day 94: Crosswalk

Today was a tough day for the self-inflicted Daily Image Challenge. I left for the office well ...

Day 92: Spicket Flow

I revisited a section of Lawrence that I used to spend a lot of time shooting in. The area has ...

Day 91: Tentacle

Had a great day at the New England Aquarium today. The reason I was there was to attend a ...

Day 90: Connor

Some days, capturing my daily imageis easier than others. Most of those days are days when ...

Day 89: Boston arf Co

The Boston Wharf Co. Industrial Real Estate sign might be one of my favorite things to ...

Day 84: Emily

Emily is a 53 year old Asian Elephant. She resides at the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, ...

Day 82: The Weight Band

The Weight Band, in case you can’t deduce from the title, plays the music of The Band. ...

Day 81: Day One

I started a new gig today. A contract web design position with The Q. I didn’t get out to ...

Day 80: Tenis 15

Another Lawrence Storefront. This one on Essex Street. It has a lot of numbers. And a ...

Day 79: Long Light

Early morning in the Stone Mill is something to behold. Yes, it is! Throughout 2017 I’m ...

Day 78: Amazing Grace

Grace Episcopal Church in Lawrence looks out of place. If isolated from the shops, mills and ...

Day 77: Office Light

The Spring Historic Mills Photography Workshop is in the books and it could not have been more ...

Day 75: Time Hop

This is an in-camera double exposure. The woman at the machine is a capture of a vintage ...

Day 73: The Blizzard

Much of the Northeast US was blanked in a blinding blizzard today. My little corner of New ...

Day 71: Boat Launch

This is one of my favorite spots in Lawrence to photograph the Merrimack River and Clock Tower ...

Day 70: That Farmhouse

This little piece of Americana is something I would expect to find in rural Illinois or ...

Day 69: Late Snow

Spring came early, but Winter chased it away. Yes, it is! Throughout 2017 I’m attempting ...

Day 68: 4G at 40

Because I can’t resist these storefronts with the mannequins spilling out onto the ...

Day 67: Bath Time

A visit from our grandson Connor is always a pleasure. It is even more of a treat when I am ...

Day 65: Tailfins

Shooting at mid-day with a cloudless sky is always challenging, often rewarding. While driving ...

Day 63: Window and Tower

A few months ago this spot was impossible to get to. But due to recent renovations at some of ...

Day 62: Boston Wharf Co.

Getting into the habit of taking my camera with me, I have determined, is the only way to stand ...

Day 61: Imagine

There is a fantastic mural in an alley in downtown Lawrence that features stylized portraits of ...

Day 60: River Arch

I was out and about today running errands. Which also meant I was looking for my daily image. I ...

Day 58: Minnie

I shot a small (very small) job in Boston today. It took me to Downtown Crossing — a vibrant ...

Day 57: Good Genes

A candid portrait for today. A snapshot, really. This my son, Thom and his son, Connor. The ...

Day 55: Real Estate

My image today is an image from a commercial job I shot today. Gorgeous house. Yes, it is! ...

Day 54: American Bandana

I learned a lesson early on in this daily photo exercise. There were a couple of times when I ...

Day 53: This Old House

This Old House … is probably the most photographed house in Newburyport, MA. I’ve ...

Day 51: Breaking Bad

I thought I’d photograph Walter White tonight. He’s been sitting on my desk ever ...

Day 50: Group Hug

Almost every Sunday for me starts with a long, very social run with a group of friends. The ...

Day 48: Passport Inn

It is almost refreshing to see an independent Inn like this. No matter haw few guests there ...

Day 47: Turret

Last night we were hit with a couple of inches of heavy wet snow, which was heavy to shovel. ...

Day 46: Carlos Cakes

So, after not getting yesterday’s post up until today, I think I am back on track. While ...

Day 44: Pine Cone

Just a dark and gloomy pine cone for today — another object from the house. It, among others in ...

Day 43: Stranded

I had a great weekend photographing the snowy landscape along the Kancamagus Highway in the ...

Day 42: The Kanc

I had the chance to break away to the White Mountains this weekend and was greeted with a fresh ...

Day 38: Two Thirty Nine

A wet snow fell in the area today. Often enough, that is reason enough for me to stay holed up. ...

Day 37: Parking

Another late excursion into Lawrence means another night image for the daily. A parking sign. I ...

Day 36: United We Stand

To get a quality photo for this challenge each day, I’ve had to modify my behavior. If I ...

Day 35: Quarry Birds

This local quarry has been around longer than I have. I think about stopping to photograph it ...

Day 34: Rope Line

This store front caught my eye during a short photo walk through downtown Lowell, Massachusetts ...

Day 33: The Home De

This challenge in part is becoming a pictorial document of my life. I had to pay another visit ...

Day 31: Eighteen

I was picking up some things at my local Lowes store this afternoon when I had an interesting ...

Day 30: Peace

After 30 days of doing this 365 thing, I’m beginning to recognize some changes in my ...

Day 29: The Cross

Looking for some influence today, I took a drive through the gorgeous, yet somewhat creepy ...

Day 25: Mount Chocorua

This is just one of the images from an epic winter hike in the White Mountains today. Mount ...

Day24: Mic Drop

I had another shot in my camera today. I rushed home, eager to process it and very anxious to ...

Day 23: Snow Shower

I’m a sucker for smokestacks, so when I saw this one through the gently falling snow on ...

Day 22: Opus

Today was a lazy day all around. I did some site updates and ran a couple of errands. On the ...

Day 21: Xmas Trees

Day 21: Xmas Trees… It’s been 25 days since Christmas and apparently some people still ...

Day 20: Hookah Shop

I was on my way into Lawrence today in search of another storefront to add to my series, but ...

Day 18: Bell & Howell

I knew going into this challenge that I would have days where I could not get out to get a ...

Day 17: Closed

Coincidentally yesterday’s image was titled “Open.” This old movie theater in ...

Day 16: Open

Something graphic and primary for today. It is also another image for my on again off again ...

Day 14: Hurricane Bob

A quick trip to the South Coast of Massachusetts today to visit my good friend Fran and his ...

Day 11: The Jaywalker

So far for my daily shot I’ve had the luxury of being able to choose from one of several ...

Day 9: Whaleback

My friend and very talented photographer, Mike Tully coerced me into taking a drive up to Fort ...

Day 8: Charlie

I’m finding that things don’t always come together as planned. I had a shot in ...

Day 7: Connor

For today’s shot, coming up with a subject was easy. We had our grandson Connor overnight ...

Day 6: The Muse

It is unusual to find a new, accessible vantage point to photograph the Ayer Mill Clock Tower, ...

Day 5: The Steeple

Circumstances of the day made me forget about this little challenge I foisted upon myself, so ...

Day 4: The Wig Store

Not surprisingly, Lawrence will play a big role in my image a day challenge. In addition to the ...

Day 3: Tenney Castle

It is only the third day and I already realize how daunting this 365 Photos thing is going to ...

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