While actively avoiding giant holes in the ground that lead to the floor below, I came across this composition of windows and half-circles where giant tanks used to span between floors of this decaying mill. The main circle is created by the cover of a large centrifuge meter.
(click through on the image to view in its slightly better 700px existence)
A little burnt out from posting photographs from recent jaunts around downtown Sacramento, I went through the photographs taken in early September at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. I had always intended to go back and process this shot, but was slightly put off by the overwhelming monotony in either the original color (mainly yellow/orange and black colors) or B&W conversion.
Thinking back to when I took this picture, I wanted to frame the windows at the far end of the room within the circle while not having the edge of the gauge door “break” into the first two windows on the left. It is only when I revisit the photo now that I see the many contrasts of squares and circles. Who knows? Many I did initially and have just lost my memory in the course of a month.
So this photo ended up with overall recovery and contrast work in Lightroom before conversion and additional processing in Silver EFex Pro 2 with selective color added in, and then final touch up back in Lightroom.
Other posts using photographs from the Old Sugar Mill:
- Metal Conduit, Brick Wall Windows, Selective Coloring
- Sunlight, Peeling Paint, Faded Wall
- Room Sign, Window Panes, Painted Brick Wall
- Centrifuge Meter, Warning Signs, Selective Coloring
- Glass Panes, Metal Roof, Tree, Sky
- Bridesmaid Silhouettes, Window, Sunlight
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 38mm, ISO 100, 0.8 sec, f/11
Circles, Squares, Gauge Cover, Selective Color. Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg, California. September 08, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.