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Essex Street

In lawrence, long exposure by Robert Lussier2 Comments

I went to the Everett Mill in Lawrence tonight to scout sunset. Well, it wasn’t really a scouting mission. I’ve been to the Everett Mill a hundred times. I know it faces west. And I know the sun sets in the west. It was really an excuse to go out and shoot on an unseasonably warm afternoon. What I really wanted …

Lowell

In Lowell, Uncategorized by Robert Lussier2 Comments

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. …

The Mill City

In architecture, Cityscape, lawrence, mills, The Mill City by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

This was shot about three years ago from the high service water tower in Lawrence. It was taken at around 8:00 in the morning.      I’ve processed this a couple of different ways over the past couple of years, but this is the final, definitive version. It captures the atmosphere of the morning, with the low …

Wood Chips

In 24mm PC-E, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier2 Comments

I got a sneak peak at a mill in Lawrence that I hope to see more of soon. Two thirds of the building are either completely renovated or currently under construction.  The remaining third is … well … pretty raw. But not as raw as I expected. The floor I was treated to appeared to …

Windows

In lawrence, mills, Olympus OM-D, urbex, Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 by Robert Lussier5 Comments

For today, another detail shot from the Stone Mill. This one is from a short shoot with my partner in the Workshops, Steven Perlmutter. Follow that link, BTW, if you want to see a cool textured shot of the Stone Mill. Anyway, on the day I shot this I was seeking out more details than …

Everett

In 16-35mm f3.5, lawrence, mills by Robert Lussier2 Comments

Last summer I went to the Everett Mill to get a shot of the building my friend Tom Short requested. He wanted a tight shot of the building’s facade looking up towards the clock, which was partially blocked by branches. While Tom was standing on a 10 foot ladder, leaning into the trees to trim …

Webs

In 50mm 1.4, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier4 Comments

I spent more time than I should have going through old images this past weekend. Especially given dozens of other things I should have been doing with that time. Procrastination — it’s not just a word, it’s a lifestyle. I tell myself I can justify the procrastinating if I find a couple of images for …

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 …

Up the Down Staircase

In 16-35mm f3.5, lawrence, mills, urbex by Robert Lussier3 Comments

Going through the archives last night I found this one from the Everett Mill stairwell. It was shot in 2010 and left there, unprocessed. So I gave it some Photomatix and onOne Software love. I think I know what happened. I shot a couple of images in this stairwell that day and had to pick …