Monday, December 19, 2011

Return to Lonaconing

Camera Roll-433, originally uploaded by Donnie Fulks.

Last weekend I made a fourth trip to the silk mill. This time Donna went with me and we made a weekend of it, shooting both Saturday and Sunday. We meet up with a great group of photographers including Tony Sweet, John Barclay and Karen Messick. It was great to see old friends there, Tom and Richard, as well as make new ones also.

The weather was below freezing both days and it snowed on the second day. Several layers of clothes were the order of the day followed by a soak in the hot tub each evening. With the gray skys light inside the old building was quite low. Keeping close to windows, looonng exposures or light painting were the options this time around.

I have never returned to the same location to photograph so many times. You might think one would run out of interesting things to shoot here but that is not the case. We even found a room we had not been in on prior visits. The quality of the light changes with the seasons presenting different opportunities each visit. Over the coming days, I'll be sharing a number of new images as I have time to process them.


  1. It was great to see you and Donna too. This is an awesome image. On my list for next time!

  2. Love the shot Donnie! Good to see you again!

  3. Lovely images and thx for sharing. It was great to discover that we're from the same place.