An interesting city of canals and old factory buildings with plenty of things to photograph. They have a yearly Folk Life Festival in August and are part of our National Parks System. The Gallery includes shots of the Lower Canal Gate House, as at left which is by a three stage lock and images of the loom room in the Boott Cotton Mills Museum which is a very loud space when the are working (even though it is only a few of them running.
Yet another new Gallery. This one is of Musical Instruments. Mostly not the usual ones one would see, or unusual versions of ones.
At the left is an old Acadian button and stop accordion played by one of the performers who play it with the Zydeco group from Louisiana called The Pine Leaf Boys. I hope to be adding many more unusual instruments to this Gallery.
Elm Park in Worcester currently has a large number are sculptures gracing its grounds and a few of the trees. Two can be seen in the image at left. One being the set of charred log stele in the foreground and the other being the distant red object across the pond. Styles cover a wide gamut and artists are from all over New England. I believe these will remain in the Park at least through the summer.
Images from one of my favorite sites to revisit regularly. The park features many Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel bushes as well as a mill pond, water falls, old Sawmill and other mill cellar holes and much more.
I shoot there all through the year. Watch for more images to be posted on a regular basis.
Rockport's Motif #1, the most photographed and painted subject in this small picturesque seaport town. This gallery currently has my latest shots from there but will soon contain older shots and will grow with more.
I may include some Halibut Point shots here, eventually.
Another Concept Series of images that I have started, more recently are what I call 'Facade Stories'.
Images of the sides of buildings against which another structure used to be built such that what is left on the facade tells a story or what is now missing. Chimney Flues are visible or outlined. Indications of stairs and pockets for floor joist and the presence of bricked up windows or signs off windows and doors. And, of course the indication of rooflines, some of which can be seen in this sample image at left.
Click on the Title for more! Can you read their stories?
My Sister Leslie, now known as Leslie R. Wells, has been a woodworker for over 30 years. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Art with an Arts Degree Majoring in Woodworking and got a Master's Degree from the Master himself, Tage Frid at Rhode Island School of Design (his last Masters Class).