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Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 21 January 2019 in Business & Industry.

Bobbins at the Lonaconing Silk Mill.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

From this one detail, one starts to imagine the whole building !

21 Jan 2019 5:56am

Gérard from Allauch, France

I'm waiting for the rest to understand what they contained

21 Jan 2019 6:55am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Gorgeous color and graphics.

21 Jan 2019 7:36am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Beautiful, well made still-life.

21 Jan 2019 8:17am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

I can’t tell if it’s small or big ! nice picture !

21 Jan 2019 8:25am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

J'ai beaucoup le sujet traité sur un sol magnifique par son graphisme.

21 Jan 2019 8:33am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

... on the silk road ?

21 Jan 2019 9:21am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A real interesting image Elaine. I like the bobbins on this old floor. Superb detail. 5*

21 Jan 2019 10:08am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

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.

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Belle prise

21 Jan 2019 11:15am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

They look large, lovely light and patterns.

21 Jan 2019 1:25pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

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

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The play of light and shadow create a dramatic appeal.

21 Jan 2019 1:58pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful image here....................

21 Jan 2019 3:12pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle bobines et forme sur ce sol sueprbe

21 Jan 2019 3:30pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing light and textures .

21 Jan 2019 3:31pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

J'adore ta photo !! Très belle composition ! 5*

21 Jan 2019 4:53pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle trouvaille

21 Jan 2019 5:52pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A nice and well exposed detail image.

21 Jan 2019 6:28pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Nice closeup with top flight detail.

21 Jan 2019 7:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

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

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent study!

22 Jan 2019 9:12pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Faire du beau avec du banal et de la simplicité : c'est réussi ! J'aime.

23 Jan 2019 8:14am