light giving way to darkness
So what happened was that I signed up for an online photography class with a theme of “cold.” Most of the participants, I figured, would be from New England and have actual cold to photograph. I decided the challenge of shooting images on the theme of cold in a mild Texas winter was something I was up for. I spend the two week time that we had to make our images shooting concepts of cold, rather than actual cold. Honestly, while the images themselves were OK, as concepts to illustrate the theme, they were…what’s the term I’m looking for here?…weak. They were weak. They were weak in the extreme.
And then, the very day that we were supposed to turn in our three images for a critique, I woke to actual cold, actual still-falling snow. And I re-shot the assignment.
This is an abandoned cotton gin. I mean, at this time of year, they are all abandoned because the ginning season is over, but this one seems to be permanently abandoned.
Lubbock County, Texas
Posted on March 2, 2023, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, abandoned buildings, black and white photography, cold, cotton gin, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, reasons to stop, snow, take time to look, take time to see, texas, things i see, thoughtful seeing, winter. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Was through there in early November and saw a gin in operation (on 84, maybe Posey or just after Slaton)… it’s fascinating.
I’m particularly fond of the one in Abernathy: https://simplifyaddlightness.wordpress.com/2022/10/07/wear-more-cotton/
This is the gin in Posey, as a matter of fact!
And look! Here’s the you favorite one in Abernathy, providing background details for a thing I call “Jesus in a Box”: https://melindagreenharvey.com/2016/02/26/jesus-and-the-cotton-gin/
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The Jesus in a Box, I think I remember seeing that post before. I wouldn’t have had any context for noticing the gin in Abernathy then though.
A most atmospheric mage, Miranda