Harkins Photo Blog

Lowell Folk Festival 2017

Posted in Architecture, Event, Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 30, 2017


A special Sunday blog post on this weekends Lowell Folk Festival 2017.

I enjoyed a great parade and some beautiful twilight views as the music played all around the city last night.

You still have an opportunity today to head back to Lowell and enjoy one of best free festivals and lot’s of ethnic food.


Sunset Dinner at the Newburyport Range Lighthouse

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Food, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on July 27, 2017


Thanks to a friends gift, Janet and I spent a wonderful evening with dinner and a sunset at the Newburyport Range Light House at 61 1/2 Water St. Newburyport MA.

We were first met by Lighthouse Preservation Society proprietor Jay Highland. We then proceeded five flights of stairs to the top of the lighthouse. After a little history lesson Jay took our dinner orders and we explored the view for the next few hours.

Enjoying my coffee and dessert we made our entry into the log book and relished the quiet and serenity of the night.

Interior Views with Pentucket Bank

Posted in Architecture, Interiors by harkinsphoto on April 20, 2017


Pentucket Bank had me in for some interior views of their new corporate offices at Pentucket Bank Plaza in Haverhill MA. Look for my views in this years annual report.


Favorite Views from the Past Year 2016

Posted in Architecture, Commerical, Editorial, Event, Fashion, Food, Interiors, Landscape, Personal, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on December 30, 2016

2016 is almost over and I’m looking forward to the New Year.

Some favorite views from blog postings from the past year and wishing you a Happy New Year 2017.

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Merrimack Valley Golf Club Honors Veterans

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Landscape, Portrait by harkinsphoto on November 10, 2016

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Near the 17th hole at Merrimack Valley Golf Club a new Veterans Memorial stands.

It provides a beautiful panoramic view and sunset was the perfect time to capture it’s elegance.

The Katter family who owns the club wanted to commemorate the service and sacrifice of veterans.

Check out the article “Shots for Soldiers” by writer Scott Shurtleff in the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Horseshoe Grille North Reading MA

Posted in Architecture, Commerical, Food, Interiors by harkinsphoto on November 7, 2016

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Shooting at the Horseshoe Grille in North Reading MA for one of their ads with Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Lots of favorites with steak, ribs and some seared tuna while you enjoy some of their specialty  drinks of Sangria and a Raspberry Martini.

Grazie Italian Restaurant at Four Oaks Country Club

Posted in Architecture, Commerical, Food, Interiors by harkinsphoto on October 27, 2016

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Shooting at the new bar at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut MA at the Grazie Italian Restaurant.

Look for their latest ad in the current issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and enjoy a night out overlooking the golf course.

Great Road Kitchen Oyster Bar and Grill at the Point

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Food, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on October 21, 2016

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Shooting at The Point  the new business and retail center in Littleton MA at Great Road Kitchen with chef Chris Frothingham.

Enjoy the seafood raw bar, pesto rubbed cod and shaved cauliflower bowl.

Check out the review by writer Dean Johnson in the September/October issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Autumnal Drinks at NoLo Bistro and Bar

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on October 10, 2016

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Writer Dean Johnson’s article “Harvest Moon Mixology” brought me to the Stonehedge Hotel and Spa.

I  shot with bartender Jared Bracci for the Nolo Bar and Bistro with his Apple Picker and Black Magic specialty drinks for those cold nights.

Look for the article in the Sept/Oct 2016 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine out now.

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.