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Duck Mill Musings

In industrial, lawrence by Robert Lussier2 Comments

A lot has changed in Lawrence since I started photographing the city’s mills in earnest a few years ago. I’ve had the bittersweet pleasure of photographing many locations or businesses that have been razed, relocated, or renovated. As well as a couple, like the Stone Mill, that are in a perpetual state of preservation. Three …

Broken Windows

In 50mm 1.4, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier2 Comments

A B&W image from the Duck Mill in Lawrence. In various places throughout the building there are windows leaning against posts or along the wall.  All in preparation for renovation, which is coming in the next couple of years. I shot brackets here, anticipating HDR processing. But I wound up using only the “zero” bracket …

Fenton

In 14mm f2.8, mills, urbex by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

This is one of very few color images from the Duck Mill shoot. I couldn’t bring myself to strip out the color. The color of the rust, the red hubs on the wheels, the touch of blue on the handle were some of the things that drew me to this wagon in the Duck. All …

Panes

In 14mm f2.8, architecture, mills by Robert Lussier4 Comments

The images I shot at the Duck Mill with Steve Perlmutter a couple of weeks ago were just crying for Black and White treatment. And who am I to ignore crying images? I really like this one for its simplicity in shape and composition, textures and tone. Especially in Black and White. I’m also somewhat obsessed …

Pemberton View

In 14mm f2.8, architecture, lawrence, urbex by Robert Lussier1 Comment

I warned told you yesterday that I converted almost everything I shot at the Duck Mill to B&W, so here is the second shot from the series. The Duck Mill stands next to the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, MA. The Duck’s history pales to that of the Pemberton Mill, seen out the window. The Pemberton mill …

The Ascent

In 14mm f2.8, lawrence, urbex by Robert Lussier4 Comments

This is from a building in Lawrence that I originally shot with Brian Matiash back in 2010. Or 2011. Can’t remember. Anyway, it was a productive day shooting a great location for both of us. That day, I grabbed a shot of this stairway from about the same angle. Looking at it on my camera’s LCD …