Lowell, MA on Sunday, January 7

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  1. gr82bart

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    Hey Guys,

    I have to pick my prints from the Brush Gallery on this date (Jan 7 and 8 were the only options), so anyone want to make this a get-together to shoot around the town? It will probably be cold as heck, but the town has some really interesting places to shoot.

    I plan on being at the gallery around 11am.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Depending on what else is going on, I might be up for that. I'll have to pick up my print, too, so that's easier than a work day. If it's cold, I might not stay long, but I'll try. I must have one camera I can shoot even with mittens on.
     
  3. Ed Sukach

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    Count me in - Honda repair willing and the creek don't rise... I'll be there with Hasselblad.
     
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    I will check my calender and see, but I hope to make it....

    Mark
     
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    Let me check my calendar also. And if there is someone from this area going, maybe I can catch a ride with them?

    gene
     
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    Gene, I could stop over in Springfield and pick you up.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    I might actually make it up there next sunday....lets see, if I gave my wife some extra cash for shopping, would that free me up for the day??
     
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    Art - I will be busy hanging the exhibit at the VPC. Thanks for the ride offer.

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    I do plan to go, but I may not stay long. I will shoot a bit, though.
    Go Pats!!!
     
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    I also will be there - still on for 11:00 at the Gallery? - I assume that we will be doing some shooting and then picking up our images - possibly lunch as well?
     
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    Friday @ 11:45 AM - still the Honda is not done. I'm going to be there - no matter what!
     
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    You got it!

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Sorry I can't make it Art - gotta take care of things at the gallery. Otherwise I would love to go! Oh well.

    gene
     
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    I won't make it either...sorry, but football comes first.
     
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    Football comes first, but I'll just be leaving once I get my photo - if you hear about a low flying plane, it's just me. I'm going to try to get there by 10:30ish so I can get some shooting in first, though.
     
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    Thought I'd be able to get out there today, but I have a shoot that got switched from yesterday to today. It's a great day today, hope you guys have fun, and post some photos of your outing!!!!
     
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    Well...

    Due to circumstances beyond my control (wife), I could not leave Ipswich, MA, until 10:26 this morning. I arrived at the front door of the Brush Gallery, complete with Hasselblad, meter, two lenses, film and forementioned wife at 11:07.

    No one around. Front door closed - with the sign advising that their hours started at 12:00 noon. I waited and watched - could find no one who looked, even remotely, that they would have been involved in making images. At ~ 11:35 we visited the coffee shop on Market Street for coffee and hot chocolate.

    Back to the Brush, arriving at 12:03. Rang the bell; they responded and opened the Gallery. Still no sign of anyone actively involved in photography. Retreived my work, showing my driver's license and signing the paper next to the sticker that was applied there - from the wall, identifying my work.

    Left the parking lot at 12:24 (Dk. Grey recently repaired 2006 Honda Accord). Noticed a group of three - four people and one tripod - going in the direction of the Brush Gallery. Was that THE group?

    In any event, I'm sorry I missed you guys. I would have enjoyed lunch and schmoozing. Let's hope "next time" is not in the too-distant future.
     
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    Hi Ed,

    Drats! We started early and it's all my fault for being impatient. I came back for ya at 11:27 and waited a bit, but alas, I thought your car killed your plans. We (Mark, Bethe and I) were shooting in the ruins across from the canal. The place was awesome. Lots of things to shoot and next time, we're going urban splunking - definitely not for the squeemish!

    Yes, it probably was us walking back to the gallery. Didn't my bright yellow Hassey give us away? When we got to the gallery we noticed your prints were gone and the guy said we missed you by 10 minutes. I wanted to lunch at the cool diner across the street, but it was closed, so we went for greek across the street on the opposite side.

    Will post pics as soon as I get these rolls developed - since I shot Scala, this could take a while for me anyway.

    Sorry we missed you again Ed. This is begining to sound like a broken record. We will meet up and shoot one day! Actually, we're also planning to go to the other side of Lowell and shoot the interior of a mill.

    My apologies Ed. I do hope you manged to get some decent pics in town and spend some quality time with your wife. :smile:

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Sorry, Ed! As Art said, that was probably us you saw. Sorry we missed you!
     
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    Bethe, Art

    My negs are hanging, drying in the darkroom and it looks like I may have some printable images! The machinery in that dark basement looks to be exposed right, which I was concerned about since I was doing a 90 second exposure, and there wasn't really enough light to focus the image properly on the GG.

    Hope to print something tonight or tomorrow to see how far off the focus is.