Working on Motor

While I mostly use wide angle lenses when shooting inside the mills, I like to mix it up occasionally and shoot with a telephoto or prime lens.  I do this to allow me to capture different perspectives than I’m used to with a wide angle, and also more importantly to challenge myself to look at these spaces in a new way.  When Bob and I were photographing the turbine room at the Pacific Mill the other day, I saw that he had put on his 50mm prime, and I was inspired to do the same.

This is a small section of a massive control panel for the machinery that was once used to power the mill.  From speaking with the mill facility manager, I learned that this panel and equipment was used up until the mid 1960’s before it was officially decommissioned.  It’s sole purpose now is to provide us with a cool subject to photograph.


  1. Posted November 13, 2013 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Love that lens and it worked really well here Steve! Very cool!

  2. Posted November 13, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    My 50mm prime is an underused lens and you just proved that it shouldn’t be. Nicely captured Steven.

  3. Posted November 14, 2013 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    I love that contradiction in the wording on the two signs, or of course they can be read as two halves of the same sentence. Brilliant! well spotted, Seven

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