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© 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

We cam na here to view your warks
In hopes to be mair wise,
But only, lest we gang to Hell,
It may be nae surprise.

~ from Carron, Robert Burns (1787)

Echoed by Bruce Springsteen in Youngstown (1995):
When I die I don’t want no part of heaven,
I would not do heaven’s work well.
I pray the devil comes and takes me
To stand in the fiery furnaces of hell.

Not much has changed; this grimy silk mill (ca. 1866)
is still in operation as a dyeing plant.

Digital oils from an original photograph shot
September 24, 2011, Rockville, Connecticut.

Tech specs: Photoshop, Filter Forge, Filters Unlimited, Xero, Arkvis


autumn, brick, connecticut, dirt, factory, grime, historic, industry, mill, vintage, window

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic – can you imagine all the illnesses that were incurred fro working in such a place. Always liked Robert Burns poetry

  • And people still work there! Thanks Stephanie.

    – RC deWinter

  • Patito49
    Patito49almost 3 years ago

    Excellent catch… looks like a guillotine…. subtle… creepy… most cool!

  • Now that you mention it, it does look like a guillotine! And may as be well one – I can’t imagine working there but people still do.

    – RC deWinter

    – RC deWinter

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