Downtown Greensboro Cityscapes, Part 3, Abandoned Garage

Found this cool abandoned garage on E. Lewis Street, about one block over from Elm St.  The patterns, shapes, lines and textures all contributed to an excellent composition opportunity.  I really felt this subject worked well in both black and white and color.

East Lewis Street Abandoned Garage Composition 1
East Lewis Street Abandoned Garage Composition 1

Regarding color, I often find I need to give my eyes a break when judging color.  Yesterday, I spent a lot of time tuning the color in the composition below.  This morning, just before posting, I felt the image was a little too green, and, I had lost some of the teal color in the garage door.  A couple of quick adjustments, and, done.  Glad I slept on it.

East Lewis Street Abandoned Garage Composition 2
East Lewis Street Abandoned Garage Composition 2

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Cheers,

C. S.

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Link-Taylor Silo Compositions, 3 pics

Part of the Dixie Furniture Company (founded in 1901), Link-Taylor brands manufactured quality hardwood office, bedroom and dining room sets.   Dixie Furniture became Lexington Furniture in 1987.  Like textiles, furniture manufacturing has declined significantly due to lower cost overseas manufacturing.  These buildings are now part of the local abandoned manufacturing landscape.

Link Taylor Silo Composition 2
Link Taylor Silo Composition 2
Link Taylor Silo Detail Composition 1
Link Taylor Silo Detail Composition 1
Link Taylor Interior Silo Composition 3
Link Taylor Interior Silo Composition 3

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Cheers,

C. S.

Abandoned House on Hwy 150, Part 2

Side view of the house featured in my previous post.  The only background I’ve found thus far is the house was built in 1940.

Abandoned House on Hwy 150 Composition 2
Abandoned House on Hwy 150 Composition 2

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Cheers,

C. S.

Abandoned House on Hwy 150, Part 1

This is the first in a series of compositions of an intriguing abandoned house on Highway 150 in Caswell County North Carolina.  The house was locked, I can’t confirm this is really a haunted house.  (o;

Abandoned House on Hwy 150
Abandoned House on Hwy 150

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Cheers,

C. S.

Monochrome Monday – Albemarle Scrapyard

I found some cool compositions in this abandoned scrapyard near downtown Albermarle, North Carolina.  After squeezing myself, and equipment, through a narrow opening in the building (3rd image below), dozens of mosquitoes descended on me in an instant.  I had to get my shots and get out quick!

Albermarle Scrapyard Composition 2
Albermarle Scrapyard Composition 2
Albermarle Scrapyard Composition 1
Albermarle Scrapyard Composition 1
Albermarle Scrapyard Building Composition 1
Albermarle Scrapyard Building Composition 1

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Cheers,

C. S.

Danville River District

Earlier this summer, I attended the wedding of a friend and fellow Scout leader in Danville, Virginia.  After the reception, I had the opportunity to visit the local tobacco warehouse district, near the Dan River, which is into it’s initial phases of urban renewal – the Danville River District.  The late afternoon afforded some nice lighting.  I plan to return soon to shoot in the early morning light.

Danville Riverfront Tobacco District 4
Danville Riverfront Tobacco District 4
Danville Tobacco District Composition 3
Danville Tobacco District Composition 3
Danville Tobacco District Composition 2
Danville Tobacco District Composition 2
Danville Tobacco District Composition 1
Danville Tobacco District Composition 1
Danville Tobacco District Composition 5
Danville Tobacco District Composition 5

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C. S.

Abandoned Feed Mill Pt II, 3 pics

Abandoned Richfield Milling Company Composition 2

After my last post, I found a National Register of Historical Places registration form for the Richfield Milling Company.  The city of Richfield, in Stanley County, North Carolina, was founded in the late 1800’s by the Ritchie family, German immigrants who originally named the community as Ritchie’s Field.  Corn and other agricultural products was the economic engine for most rural southeastern counties.

Abandoned Richfield Milling Company Composition 1
Abandoned Richfield Milling Company Composition 1

The Yakin Railroad was completed in 1891 between Salisbury and Norwood, with the newly charted town of Ritchie’s Mill as a stop just before Albermarle – the county seat.  A few years later the city name was changed to Richfield.  The railroad enabled growth in the county of agricultural manufacturing enterprises.  In 1910, the Richfield Milling Company was founded, which provided local farmers with flour, corn meal, and livestock feed.

Abandoned Richfield Milling Company Composition 2
Abandoned Richfield Milling Company Composition 2

Later, the railroad also brought in grain from outside the county to be processed.  Consequently, the mill grew to supply the local community, and to ship product by train to other communities.  In 1950, the mill converted to exclusively animal feed production.  By the 1980, the mill produced poultry feed for local farms and the Ralston Purina company.  The mill closed in 1990.

Abandoned Richfield Milling Company Composition 5
Abandoned Richfield Milling Company Composition 5

I used my standard b&w workflow to process these images, which includes an emulation of Agfa APX 100 b&w film.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Click on an image to view a higher resolution version from my portfolio site.