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September 01, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

What a gorgeous night!

Strolled up Central Street. I was more in a talkative mood tonight than a picture taking mood. Stopped by a house at the corner of Mill and Lawrence, and kindly asked the older gentleman about the ripe grapes in his driveway. I wanted to know if he planned to make wine from them. He nodded yes and the next thing I knew he cut me down a bunch. Oh my! I felt like I just won the lottery. They were so, so good. I wanted to get his picture with his vintage crop, but he quickly disappeared to the front seat of his car. Sir, thank you for your kindness!

I made my way down Lawrence Street. You just never know what you may see....
 

 
 
 
And I was intrigued with the Joseph Raynes House. Unfortunately, all I know is that Mr Raynes was a silversmith and the house was built in 1832 and modified in 1910. It has been restored and preserved beautifully and I imagine the Lowell Historic Board was involved.


Since I took a few days off from work, I decided to treat myself to an ice coffee over at Brew'd Awakenings. It was nice to gather with friends and catch up with the happenings in Lowell.

 
And finally, I decided to take a crack at shooting some HDR night stuff of the canal. I am finding that the built in HDR processor in Photoshop CS5 is not as good as Photomatix Pro. Below is a shot of the canal and processed in Photomatix. I certainly don't quite know what I am doing yet with HDR, but I am having fun learning!
 
 
 
 
Night Lowell!
 

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