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Whitchurch Silk Mill 1

By pamelajean
Continuing my abstract series.

This mill is a Living Weaving Heritage, built in 1815 on the River Test.
It is the oldest working silk mill in the UK still weaving in its original building, and still uses some of its 19th century machinery, including two power looms.

These are 3 versions taken at the silk mill in an attempt to use an interesting angle, looking along the row of spools.
I have put them in the order that I prefer myself.
But I would value your opinions as to which you feel works best.

I was delighted with the response to my red hollyhock, and with all of those lovely User Awards.


Tags: Specialist and abstract Hampshire England Silk fabric spools colour dyes traditional weaving warp thread sericulture luxury textile throw silk silkworm

Voters: Chinga, mike9005, ardbeg77 and 52 more

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2020 4:06PM
Wonderful composition !! Love those colourful string reels...
Excellent set. Isabel GrinGrinGrin
ardbeg77 Plus
16 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2020 4:11PM
Love this - colour and angles! Horses for course, but I actually prefer the perspective on version 3 - makes it a little more dynamic and brings the perspective in to play more. Draws you down the line of reels.

mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
9 Dec 2020 5:09PM
Very good set, with the lead my favourite. Mainly because the silk reels and bobbins start from the bottom corners, leading through the image to infinity. It is in focus from the front to back with a nice range of colours in the silks. My only crit' would be, I would like the picture to have been slight wider, so we could get the silk reels nearer to the bottom corner. However, I still like it.
9 Dec 2020 6:41PM
Great composition with excellent colour and detail, Pamela.SmileSmile
richmowil Plus
12 438 2 England
9 Dec 2020 7:25PM
Its all about the lines. Colour is a bonus. Excellent compositions.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 Dec 2020 8:55PM
Those rich color gradients are very pleasing in all versions!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
9 Dec 2020 8:56PM
I prefer V1 here Pamela for the comp and more emphasis on the silks.
jacomes Plus
6 27 34 Portugal
9 Dec 2020 10:34PM
I think V1 just takes it for me too.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2020 7:55AM
A colourful and interesting set, Pamela.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
10 Dec 2020 2:27PM
Three fine captures Pamela, and like the fact the bobbins all have different colours rather than all the same. I do like the viewpoint of V1, but would like to see a bit more at the top to show the end of the line-up, as V2 does 😃👍
Trev 😀
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
10 Dec 2020 7:32PM
Great subject Pamela, my preference goes to V1 much more dynamic and I do like the way the dof drops away towards the back.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
10 Dec 2020 9:37PM
V2 is outstanding with this excellent set , wonderful colour also !
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2020 5:16PM
V2 for me Grin

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