Metal Conduit, Brick Wall Windows, Selective Coloring

Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg, CA

Second visit to the Old Sugar Mill meant attention to the little details.  It was no longer mainly capturing the vast expanse of the abandoned building with its guts of boilers and centrifuges pull out.  It was finding the now-useless signs on walls and the nooks and crannies.

(click through on the image to view in its slightly better 700px glory)

From archival pictures of the mill, this about the location of where a very large metal tank previously sat.  The tank is no longer outside, but I suspect the conduit here is for pipes to run between internal tanks and the one outside.  Now, it is just a portal for looking at the building across the way.

The workflow I’ve been using with these industrial photographs has been to first process as a color in Lightroom and then perform conversion into B&W in Nik Silver EFex Pro 2, before final touch ups back in Lightroom.  In certain cases, while in SEP2, I will opt to have selective coloring.  Such is the case in this photograph and usually when there are bright and colorful signs.

The original color version of this photograph is >>>HERE<<<

Other posts using photographs from the Old Sugar Mill:

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 55mm, ISO 100, 2 sec, f/16

Metal Conduit, Brick Wall Windows, Selective Coloring.  Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg, California. September 08, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


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