Bobbins at the Lonaconing Silk Mill.
"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
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From this one detail, one starts to imagine the whole building !
21 Jan 2019 5:56am
I'm waiting for the rest to understand what they contained
21 Jan 2019 6:55am
Gorgeous color and graphics.
21 Jan 2019 7:36am
Beautiful, well made still-life.
21 Jan 2019 8:17am
I can’t tell if it’s small or big ! nice picture !
21 Jan 2019 8:25am
J'ai beaucoup le sujet traité sur un sol magnifique par son graphisme.
21 Jan 2019 8:33am
... on the silk road ?
21 Jan 2019 9:21am
A real interesting image Elaine. I like the bobbins on this old floor. Superb detail. 5*
21 Jan 2019 10:08am
Found like that or arranged? Nice treatment and light for this simple still life
21 Jan 2019 11:10am
@grouser: There were carts of these bobbins everywhere. I am sure that someone had arranged them on the floor.
21 Jan 2019 11:15am
They look large, lovely light and patterns.
21 Jan 2019 1:25pm
Like Lewis, I was surprised by their size when comparing them to the bricks of the floor! Great use of light here and the casting of shadows!
21 Jan 2019 1:48pm
The play of light and shadow create a dramatic appeal.
21 Jan 2019 1:58pm
Beautiful image here....................
21 Jan 2019 3:12pm
Quelle bobines et forme sur ce sol sueprbe
21 Jan 2019 3:30pm
Superb framing light and textures .
21 Jan 2019 3:31pm
J'adore ta photo !! Très belle composition ! 5*
21 Jan 2019 4:53pm
21 Jan 2019 5:52pm
A nice and well exposed detail image.
21 Jan 2019 6:28pm
Nice closeup with top flight detail.
21 Jan 2019 7:08pm
They definitely seem commercial in size compared to the small ones I remember my mother using. This interesting image bring up so many questions.
21 Jan 2019 10:25pm
@B. Thomas: The bobbins are probably about 7 inches long. This was taken at a silk mill in western Maryland. The mill made parachutes during WWII and then abruptly closed in 1957 because the workers wanted to unionize. It has been closed ever since. Someone bought it about 40 years ago and he tried to get another manufacturer to take over the building which never happened. Walking in there is like walking into a time capsule. It is now open to photography groups but the building is starting to fall down and some parts are too dangerous to walk around in. https://www.wusa9.com/article/travel/open-road/open-road-the-last-silk-mill/65-420146720
A nice minimal composition with dramatic light. Were you at the mill recently? I was there several years ago and the owner was commiserating about increasing deterioration and his worry that he would not be able to keep it open much longer,
22 Jan 2019 4:28am
An excellent study!
22 Jan 2019 9:12pm
Faire du beau avec du banal et de la simplicité : c'est réussi ! J'aime.
23 Jan 2019 8:14am
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