One of the types of scenery that I enjoy photographing is the changeing urban landscape, particularly when it shows the changes across the ages. In New England one of the most significant developments during the Industrial Revolution is the establishment of cotton and other mills throughout most of the area. In many towns, you’ll see the remnants of this time in mull buildings that are sprawling next to a pond or a power canal.
Luckily, a lot of these buildings have been restored and repurposed for modern usage, be it manufacturing, office space, living areas and many other uses. These buildings are great to behold, but there are also those that have not found new use, such as this one here…
This mill was in a state of being demolished, when I photographed it. Its location was right on Powers Street in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. The street name indicates that it was right next to the power canal; in many towns a canal was dug to redirect river water and harness its power for industry.
The treatment for this image was to push it a bit toward the grunge side of life through HDR processing.
Hope you enjoy!
This image was captured using a Canon EOS 5S Mk II and a EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. A series of 5 exposures was taken and combined using Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft.