Well, so ends another winter hiatus in the Missouri Ozarks. I’ll be packing up my computer shortly, and loading it into my car along with all my other stuff. Of course the weather report is calling for snow in the Sierra (1-2” over 6K’) in the next few days.
Glacier Pt may be opening as early as April 4th. I’m wondering when Tioga Pass will open.
Stay tuned for pictures!
The Stanely Woolen Mill main office in early morning light. January, 2013.
The Blackstone River Corridor was the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution; textile mills sprang up like mushrooms in the 19th century, and ushered in a whole new class of workers. Exploitation was ubiquitous, and paved the way for labor laws and for unions to respond to unsafe and downright dangerous conditions. Currently there is a movement to reclaim and update these abandoned mills for office and residential space. The Stanley Woolen Mill in Uxbridge, MA has been undergoing a long refurbishing, and the building is slowly transforming.
Last year in January I had the pleasure of photographing this remarkable historic complex as part of a book: “Winter Along the Blackstone”, available on Amazon. My dear friend Susan Franz did the graphic design.
I’m alive and well in the Missouri Ozarks, although on a strict reduction of internet access; I’m limited to online activity between 6 and 8 am due to some technical issues beyond my control. I do have some good news to report, though; I’m going to be a mother-in-law! My son Jeromy will be getting married to Cynthia on Halloween this year, and I am delighted to have her join the family.
More good news: I’ve got almost everything I need gathered together to begin developing the film I’ve exposed; After that I will need a scanner to digitize them. I’ve discovered a website devoted to Cafenol developing, and I’m eager to give it a go.
If you’re missing my photos of California, there’s good news for you too: Fellow Yosemite ‘tog and friend Michael Frye is still doing a bang-up job—I doubt you could get him away from Yosemite with a crowbar! I fell in love with the above image, and Michael was kind enough to let me share it with you, my gentle readers. Do go on over to his wonderful blog, and leave a comment saying I sent you.
Be kind to one another!
I’ll be heading out tomorrow morning to Ellington, MO for the rest of the winter. I’ve had a wonderful time learning (so much!) from Alan Ross. Now it’s time to put into practice what I’ve learned, and expand on it!
This image was shot on 120, developed, scanned, inverted, tweaked, and now it’s my pleasure to share it with the world. A huge thank you to Alan for all his tutelage!