© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Old Velvet Street

The house sits, bare and alone,
far from town
at the end of Old Velvet Street.

Four empty rooms,
two up,
two down,
sheathed in cedar sea-beaten grey,
sighing spruce surrounding it,
tall soldiers in green.

Silent old house,
except for feathered divas,
darting in the wood unafraid.

Old Velvet Street: ashes and stone.

© 2004, renewed 2012 RC deWinter

Digital oils from a photograph shot in
Smithers, BC, Canada by Canadian
artist and friend Constance Widen.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3,
Subtle Additions, virtualPhotographer,
Xero Clarity, Akvis Oils


cabin, canada, field, grass, house, isolated, isolation, lonely, moon, moonlight, night, road, rural, summer, trees

Hello, and welcome!
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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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Always appreciate your lovely feedback, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    It matches the poem perfectly!

  • I though so too…I saw this photo from Constance and even before I started painting i opened that poem and said, ’That’s it!" Thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Stunning capture.

  • Constance sends me marvellous photos to paint. As with most of the snaps she sends, I take broad daylight and transform it into a nighttime fantasia.Thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago

    This is a really beautiful art piece,

  • So glad you like it, Andy. I confess I was truly pleased with it when I had finished. Thank you for your lovely comment.

    – RC deWinter

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 2 years ago

    beautiful really beautiful

  • Thank you for looking and leaving such a lovely comment.

    – RC deWinter

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Amazing image! Very thought provoking! Congrats on your Imagewriting feature!

  • Hi Angie, many thanks for your kind feedback, much appreciated.

    – RC deWinte

    – RC deWinter

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 2 years ago

    this is really beautiful. old places wonderful. to paint or photograph. I love your story as well

  • Thankk you for the kind words and the feature, Nancy, much appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • How wonderful honored and thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 2 years ago

    Lovely . . . congrats on the features!

  • Thanks, you two. :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • I appreciate your lovely feedback, Glenn, thanks for looking.

    – RC deWinter

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