An Amazing Block Party – Civic Days, Fitchburg, MA

Every year, Fitchburg, MA has an amazing event called Civic Days. Around the 4th of July, it includes an incredible block party, and downtown is completely closed off to motor traffic. This year, it was held on the evening of July 3rd. Live music, dancing, local artisans and peddlers, just to name a few. This year, the once great and well attended Longsjo Classic bicycle race was canceled for the second year in a row, and the race itself, due to poor management, low registration, and lack of sponsorship, has likely ran its last circuit.

Yes, these are indeed LOW resolution scans from CVS. If this particular machine has ever seen a rocket blower, or an anti-static cloth, well, doubtful. Nonetheless, the night shot, taken with the Canon Rebel G, and 50mm f/1.8 EF lens, was taken with Kodak Portra, at ISO1600. Not for pixel peepers, but one of these days, I will run my own 3200 dpi scans of the negatives. For now, these scans do the trick. But geez, CVS photo lab folks, blow the dust out of the glass and trays in these machines.

This was truly a special event, a slice of fading Americana. Enjoy them while you can.

Fitchburg artists, photographed late day, at box speed.

Fitchburg artists, photographed late day, at box speed.

These incredible artists were photographed in front of Fitchburg City Hall, at ISO1600. Go Portra!

These incredible artists were photographed in front of Fitchburg City Hall, at ISO1600. Go Portra!

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