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Another photo from 1977, also from Medford Mass. Not sure of the year of the car; it's showing its age. I was interested in the shape of the car and the architecture of the house. They seemed to share something that only is obvious on an early morning walk. There was also a quiet I enjoyed while doing these and never realized I was making little time capsules. Taken with my trusty 4x5 view camera and the reliable Luna Pro light meter as a guide for exposure. View full size.