Textiles And Trains

A few more photographs from my day in Lowell. I actually ended up parking at The American Textile History Museum. Located on historic Dutton Street, it is located in this gorgeous brick structure. As are offices of The Lowell Sun, the city’s newspaper, and, Luxury Lofts-

Guided tours are available at The American Textile History Museum - http://athm.org/

Guided tours are available at The American Textile History Museum – http://athm.org/

Walking down Dutton Street, these gorgeous Boston and Maine Railroad (B&M) trains are along the canal, in beautiful display-

B&M Locomotive

Vintage B&M Locomotive

The light metering, in terms of wanting to meter properly for the whole scene, well, I could not be happier with the accuracy of the Gossen Luna Pro F. Spot on! Unlike the current day Photoshop aesthetics, not all shadows need to be opened up. Shadows and contrast can make for great shots.

Inspected 2/99- still "track-worthy"?

Inspected 7/99- still “track-worthy”?

 

The Boston and Lowell Railroad is a historic railroad that operated in Massachusetts. It was one of the first railroads in North America and the first major one in the state. The line later operated as part of theBoston and Maine Railroad‘s Southern Division. -Wikipedia

 

As a reader might be able to tell, I love visiting this city. Lowell is about 25 miles northwest of Boston, and is the 4th largest city in the Commonwealth. As I grew up near it, there are sights that are familiar, some that are new. Limited to 24 exposures (2 rolls of Ilford Pan F Plus), it was great in terms of forcing me to slow down, work on composition and exposure, and focus points. And, take these beautiful sights in.

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