Vulture Mine Building Interior, near Wickenburg, AZ, USA. Mine was closed by the Government in 1942, or 43. More “resources” for the war…
5×2 EV HDR recorded in RAW. Canon EOS 50D on Tripod, f8, ISO100, 29mm, 1/128 – 2 sec.

In June 2012. Sanda . posted a great little poem, I’m the singer not the song… and in my odd way of seeing, I think the title fits my image as well. Check it out. dick

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    Ahhh, what songs it could sing :) Nice work with the HDR Dick!

  • These rooms are dimly lighted, and fairly monochromatic. Quite a contrast with the outside view. Looks like I will get back soon and play some more…

    – rjcolby

  • 2xfocus
    2xfocusover 5 years ago

    lovely old find, nice work.

  • Thank You. It may have been there since the mine was shut down 66 years ago… My mother had a similar machine I remember as a child.

    – rjcolby

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    very rustic, awesome!

  • Some spots rustier than others… ;)

    – rjcolby

  • susi lawson
    susi lawsonabout 5 years ago

    I adore this series!! lovely!

  • Thanks a lot Susi.

    – rjcolby

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyalmost 5 years ago

    I love this image Dick.
    I learnt to sew on my mothers/great grandmother’s old Singer when I was 9 and have vivid memories of forgetting to move my finger off the material and the needle going straight through my nail. Never did it again lol……
    What a beautiful old room, love that window with the bottles on the sill and the depth of the walls is massive. The lighting is divine and the contrast of the lighting inside and out is so lovely.

  • Thank you Tracey. Pretty sure those walls are adobe brick, but some were stone too. You’re a quick learner…

    I learned how a stapler works in a similar way. Helped me understand and pay attention with power tools. Earlier age it was the wringer on an old washing machine, up into the forearm, “helping” mom. No broken bones fortunately, so as I understand it may have been similar to a mammogram… Got a grip for longer than you would like.

    – rjcolby

  • kibishipaul
    kibishipaulalmost 5 years ago

    You’ve caught the light beautifully on this. Great image.

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you Paul. Teaching in Japan sounds pretty cool.

  • Mariska
    Mariskaalmost 5 years ago

    What a stunning image, the lighting is gorgeous…wow…
    Great portfolio you have Dick :0)
    Thank you so much for your visite and the wonderful words ….means a lot to me…
    I am so sorry for your loss…..hugs…

  • Thanks for your comment and appreciating. Hugs back to you.

    – rjcolby

  • mollymum
    mollymumalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful vintage scene, makes you wonder what history there is in that room :-)

  • This is a building at an old closed gold mine. Government closed it in 1942. This may have been the “ladies” building. Also miners of a sort, or at least knew where to find gold… So may well be quite a history there. Thanks for looking.

    – rjcolby

  • Anji Johnston
    Anji Johnstonalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderfully atmospheric – if walls could talk?!

  • I just love the possibilities the HDR allows for natural light imaging inside old buildings, and even some newer ones too. Seems what it was created for…

    – rjcolby

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