© 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

My Attic

Tapers blaze everywhere
inside this secret chamber,
illuminating long-abandoned hungers,
well-disguised but living still
in unacknowledged splendor.
Carefully I pick up each and every one
in turn,
knowing its dimensions,
fingers exploring familiar outlines,
scrutinizing closely
with the magnifying glass of liberation
each curve,
each ridge,
each gothic carven contour
coming alive in my questing hands.
What to do now that I have reclaimed
my treasures?
Is it meet to now display them boldly,
mixing sacred icons carelessly
with the profane?
Or should perhaps I bequeath them
to newer, fresher eyes,
someone better fitted to appreciate unaided
the power and the beauty
captured mute inside each timeless heirloom?

© 2013 RC deWinter

Wood-cracked, textured digital oil painting adapted
from a photo by Constance Widen.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 2, Filters Unlimited,
Akvis OIls





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Comments

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 4 years ago

    Such a great old door, cool rusty lock, beautiful Gina, you see beauty in everything

  • I loved working on this, many thanks as always.

    – RC deWinter

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 4 years ago

    :-) It’s lovely Gina sweet friend oxox

  • Constance, I love old dilapidated things – after all, I am one! :-) Thank you for sharing your talented eye with me.

    – RC deWinter

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 4 years ago

    I share your love for these Gina, but you are neither sweet friend!!! oxox

  • ROFL…oh yes…truly, I am a sagging structure with a lot of dry rot…LOL

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Probably old newspapers – this is great, Regina

  • HAHAHAHAHAHA…how prosaic…I was thinking dead bodies.

    – RC deWinter

  • Patito49
    Patito49over 4 years ago

    Most cool… my kind of shot…

  • Danke!

    – RC deWinter

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelover 4 years ago

  • How wonderful, many thanks, much appreciated.
    :-) Gina

    – RC deWinter

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaover 4 years ago

    Very interesting shot.

  • Thank you :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    – RC deWinter

  • JacquieDuncan
    JacquieDuncanabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic work, love this kind of capture!

  • Constance’s photos are always an inspiration, and I enjoy painting them, thank you!

    – RC deWinter

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasabout 4 years ago

    So mysterious….lovely work!! Congratulations on your top 10 win in the challenge and feature in “Old Things”.

  • So kind of you, thanks! :-)

    – RC deWinter

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