Week 41 Photo of the Week, Minuteman, Concord and Lexington, 1993

30 09 2009

The Minute Man Statue (Daniel Chester French) stands near the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. It recognizes the Shot Heard Round the World on April 19, 1775 that started the American Revolution.

This is the opening stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Concord Hymn” (1837).

The bridge is located off Monument Street in Concord. It spans the Concord River 0.5 miles northeast from the start of the Concord River at the confluence of the Assabet River and the Sudbury River at Egg Rock. I took these photos from a canoe on the Concord River. The engineering group that I worked for at DEC went on a field trip on the river. I think we may have started on the Sudbury River in Natick, Massachusetts. I don’t remember how many miles we paddled to get to Concord. It was a great Fall day though!

I added the blue sky and used Lightroom to change the color of the Minute Man.




2 responses

1 10 2009

You’ve done an excellent job of capturing the statue despite the backlighting.

30 09 2009
Tammy McChesney

This is magnificent, just beautiful! Love that sky behind the statue too!

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