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  • Finem Itineris

    Finem Itineris31 December 2014 -- 365/365Lincoln, Rhode IslandJourney's End. After 3-years - 1096 consecutive days, starting January 1, 2012 - this "Photo a Day" project has come to a close. There are no gaps and no fillers in the project. It has been an amazing journey, and it's one I strongly recommend for anyone interested in photography. My first "Photo-a-Day" adventure was in 2006, and a second one ran through 2009. This, however, was the first time I've ever attempted to complete three consecutive years without skipping a day. It's definitely time for a break. Whether or not I'll start another project in 2016 (after taking a year off) remains to be seen, but you never know. Photography gets in your blood, so I've little doubt that the project, in some form, will be back.For the final photo in the project, it seemed natural to do a selfie. They are extremely rare for me, but it seemed fitting. It also made sense to take the photo at one of my favorite locations: Lincoln Woods State Park. It was cold - only about 28° F - but there was no wind and the sun was shining. For the last day of the year, it's gorgeous weather.For those whose projects I've been following, rest assured that I'll still be on the site, and will still be watching your progress through the next year. In the meantime, here's wishing all of my 365 Project friends a very Happy New Year.Post processing started with a neutral filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, boost white, protect highlights, and protect shadows. A levels adjustment and a b&w gradient map at 40% opacity were added in PSE.

  • Well Worn Railing

    Well Worn Railing30 December 2014 -- 364/365Lincoln, Rhode IslandWith one day remaining in this project, I decided to visit Lincoln Woods again. I'm still not sure what draws me to scenes like this, but I do find them photographically fascinating. The semi-circular position of the benches first caught my eye, but then the railing as a foreground object became the primary attraction. The pattern of wear reminds me of an old railing with chipped (probably lead based) and peeling green paint in front of my grandmother's house when I was a kid. She lived in the Chad Brown Projects, which was (and still is) extremely low income, so maintenance of the railings, stairs, and sidewalks was not much of a priority for the housing authority. At least, it wasn't in the 1960s. The Project is still extremely low income, but the property is in much better shape today than it was when my grandparents were alive.Post processing started with a neutral filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, protect highlights, and protect shadows. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.

  • Railroad Bridge

    Railroad Bridge29 December 2014 -- 363/365East Providence, Rhode IslandI've always been fascinated by this old stone railroad bridge that spans Roger Williams Avenue in East Providence. The only rail traffic that uses the bridge now is the Providence & Worcester Railroad that provides freight service to the numerous factories and mills along the old Blackstone River Corridor. What's also interesting about this area, though, is the section you can see just beyond the bridge. In January, 1636, Roger Williams fled Salem, Massachusetts under the cover of a blizzard, and trekked 105 miles to escape Massachusetts Bay Colony rule. He arrived along the river directly in front of us. The Wampanoag Indians that he encountered here, however, gave him the unnerving news that he was still in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. They directed him further upriver to what is now Providence. Unfortunately, the historical marker that once commemorated the spot has gone missing.Post processing started with a neutral filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, boost white, protect highlights, and protect shadows. A series of levels adjustments were added in PSE.

  • Mills Along the Blackstone River

    Mills Along the Blackstone River28 December 2014 -- 362/365Pawtucket, Rhode IslandThe section Pawtucket along the Blackstone River offers many interesting photo opportunities for those, like myself, that are fascinated by history. This photo was taken from the parking area alongside the historic Slater Mill, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Over the course of the 19th century, numerous mills were built lining the Blackstone River, and you see several of them reflected in today's photo. Interestingly, the building in the background with the beautiful cupola is now a public high school - Tolman High - serving grades 9 through 12. Post processing started with a neutral filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, boost white, and protect highlights. A levels adjustment and a b&w gradient map at 50% opacity were added in PSE.