Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lonaconing Silk Mill: The Machinery

The old silk mill machines sit rusting and silent. I can only imagine what the sound was like in the mill with all those machines running. I wanted to capture some different images of them on this I was shooting with the Lensbaby Composer with the star aperture disc inserted.......
peering through the spindles of silk machines row upon row or looking down the rows. Evidence of water leaks can be seen on the mill floors. Water, a buildings worst enemy is seeping in now because Herb the owner can no longer afford to patch the roof.

Just before heading out I saw this old scale tucked behind the wall of bobbins and crates. So I switched lenses and got down low to get straight on to the scale and made a shot of another fabulous relic from a long time ago.

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved factories, new and old, although old is better. Photographing them is wonderful. Love how you captured this place. The lensbaby worked well. Congrats!