Harkins Photo Blog

Highclere Castle and Bampton England

Posted in Architecture, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on August 29, 2016

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The highlight of my recent trip to England was a tour to see the locations of the PBS Masterpiece Theater television show of Downton Abbey.

Janet and I got to view the town of Bampton and later that day Highclere Castle.

Bampton was the scene for much of the town, the church and hospital but it is actually about an hour away from Highclere.

Once at Highclere I knew I always wanted to get a view down the driveway but don’t miss out on the garden views and landscape for the whole Downton Abbey experience.

The only disappointment was that no photography is allowed of the castle interiors and Egyptian Exhibit, but there is plenty to view while you are there.


England Postcard 2016

Posted in Architecture, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on August 22, 2016


Just back from my vacation and starting the first edit on my snapshots of England.

I spent about 10 days doing a tour from London to Cardiff and everything in between.

More views to come but here are some highlights.

We hit the usual like Stonehenge and the British Parliament along with St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Then a car and bus tour to some Victorian castles, in particular a tour of the Downton Abby location at Highclere Castle.

Developer Dan Gainsboro with Enterprise Bank

Posted in Commerical, Portrait by harkinsphoto on August 11, 2016

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Annual report views with Enterprise Bank and Dan Gainsboro developer with NOW Communities for Concord Riverwalk.

The Concord Riverwalk is an intimate neighborhood of 13 smart, high performance homes in Concord MA.

With SVP Ryan Dunn and Cheryl Stafford of Enterprise Bank giving entrepreneurs and developers the opportunity to do something truly unique.

Innovation Hub at UMASS Lowell

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on August 8, 2016

InnovationHubUMASSLowellShooting at UMASS Lowell’s iHub with Director Tom O’Donnell and Vice Chancellor Steven Tello at their innovation center.

Check out the article by writer Caitlin Foley in the May/June 2016 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine, and see the latest location for medical and technology startups.

Applewild School with Enterprise Bank

Posted in Commerical, Portrait by harkinsphoto on August 5, 2016


This years annual report views with Enterprise Bank on location with Christine Stoves head of school at The Applewild School in Fitchburg MA.

A private, independent elementary and middle school helping students uncover their passion for learning.


Yalla Grill Methuen MA

Posted in Commerical, Food by harkinsphoto on August 2, 2016

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Food shoot at Yalla Grill in Methuen MA with their house specialties of the best of their Lebanese menu.

My favorite was the smoky flavored Baba Ghanouj the best I have had yet.

Check out their new expanded dining area and their latest ad in Merrimack Valley Magazine.

“Yalla” is a Lebanese word that means hurry up or lets go. So Yalla to Yalla!

Applecrest Farm Bistro Hampton Falls NH

Posted in Editorial, Food, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 29, 2016

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Applecrest Farm Bistro at the Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls NH was a real find for me and the writer Dean Johnson.

Check out their Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf with Smoked Mozzarella and  a tasty Creamsicle Crème Brulee for dessert.

Read the review in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and take a trip off the beaten path for a real find.

Grazie at Four Oaks Country Club Dracut MA

Posted in Commerical, Food, Landscape by harkinsphoto on July 27, 2016

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Spent an evening shooting at the Four Oaks Country Club at their new Grazie Wood Fired Oven Grille outdoor seating area for their latest ad in Merrimack Valley Magazine.

You can enjoy a night out on the patio with a beautiful view watching the sunset over the golf course enjoying your favorite cocktails and some Italian cuisine.

UMASS Lowell Mary Jo Leahey Symphonic Band Camp 2016

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on July 25, 2016

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Remember that time at Band Camp…. well if your were around this past weekend you won’t forget it.

I was privileged to shoot the 20th anniversary Finale Concert for the UMASS Lowell Mary Jo Leahey Symphonic Band Camp.

With Conductor and Executive Director Debra-Nicole Huber, Concert Band Conductor Daniel Lutz and Guest Conductor James Hosay, I enjoyed a wonderful day of music.

The camp is a wonderful tribute to Mary Jo Leahey without her vision and generosity would not exist.

Smokey Quartz Distillery Seabrook NH

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on July 21, 2016

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I made my way to Smoky Quartz Distillery in Seabrook NH for the article by writer Dean Johnson “Granite State Gold”.

The Granite State liquors are made with locally sourced organic corn with pure New Hampshire spring water.

Check out the article in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and look for my views of owner Kevin Kurland and his award winning spirits.


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