Date: 26th August 2007, Sunday
Place: Merrimack River, Lowell, Massachusetts

It was yet another one-day weekend – had to work on Saturday. The weeks stress had taken its toll and I found myself taking a late afternoon nap, very un-characteristic of me, can’t remember the last time I took an afternoon nap hmm… the result of this nap – felt completely re-charged and found a sudden urge to take photographs. Armed with my Nikon D40, walked towards the Merrimack River, the setting Sun gave an extra spring to my feet.

The Road next to our apartment
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Mode = Manual, Focal Length = 18mm, F-Number = F/9, Exposure Time = 1/100 sec, ISO speed = 800, White Balance = Auto, Metering mode = Pattern

 

Also, while walking towards the Rourke Bridge I remembered that it was going to be a full moon that night, which in a way increased my hunger for more photos.

Western Horizon from the Rourke Bridge
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Mode = Manual, Focal Length = 18mm, F-Number = F/10, Exposure Time = 1/80 sec, ISO speed = 800, White Balance = Auto, Metering mode = Pattern

 

I was a bit disappointed that the Sun had already set.

 
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Mode = Manual, Focal Length = 18mm, F-Number = F/8, Exposure Time = 1/40 sec, ISO speed = 800, White Balance = Auto, Metering mode = Pattern

 

The Rourke Bridge from the River-side path
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Mode = Manual, Focal Length = 26mm, F-Number = F/9, Exposure Time = 2.5 sec, ISO speed = 400, White Balance = Auto, Metering mode = Pattern

 

River-side bench
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Mode = Manual, Focal Length = 28mm, F-Number = F/9, Exposure Time = 1.3 sec, ISO speed = 800, White Balance = Auto, Metering mode = Pattern

 

I liked the mixture of white and tungsten light in the above picture.

Finally the Moon rose in the South easterly direction, right above the River.
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Mode = Manual, Focal Length = 18mm, F-Number = F/9, Exposure Time = 13 sec, ISO speed = 400, White Balance = Auto, Metering mode = Pattern

 

The hazy Moon with its reflection on the river was at its eerie best; one had to be there to experience it!

Categories: LowellUSA

Anoop Hullenahalli

An Electronics Engineer working on wireless embedded systems for a living. Traveling, photographing and sharing my experiences here at ANUBIMB helps me unwind and break the monotony of life.

4 Comments

Keshav · 6 Sep ’07 at 4:33 am

>The photos are just too good, especially “Western Horizon from the Rourke Bridge” and “River-side bench”.

You have a great camera no doubt, but to takesuch good photos requires something more than just a camera.

Amit · 6 Sep ’07 at 5:37 am

>Excellent Photographs!

And its very nice of you to share the “hows” of your photographs! Really beautiful stuff!

anoop · 6 Sep ’07 at 10:53 pm

>keshav – thanks.

amit – thanks for dropping by, glad to know that the exif info of the photographs help.

Charu · 17 Sep ’07 at 1:42 pm

>superb shots, Anoop. esp, the long exposure shots are brilliant in their clarity. well done!

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