The Factory


we recycle cardboard

newsprint & dreams

here on the threshhold

of oblivion

fog drifts across the highway

the dark river mutters

dark heron laughs symbolically

we are the faces of canada

in disrepair

we are the missing pieces

of the puzzle

floracarbons in our lungs

a sour wind telling tales we disregard

dark heron conversing with the dour river

we are the remnants of hope

all in a tangle

not even bohemian

in our struggles

frost on the wind

steam swirling from rusting metalic vents

dark heron disappears in to icey fog

by Kenn Mitchell

26 comments on “The Factory”

  1. tout simplement: j’adore

  2. Nice old boots, love the textures and tones.

  3. The composition is very nice, it seems to have a nice story behind them.

  4. outstanding! with the title and the roughness of the boots in b/w this is just plain cool! The picture illustrates the poem nicely 🙂

  5. This sure looks appropriate in monochrome.

  6. Nice shot. 🙂

  7. wonderful detail, textures, and idea

  8. Such a simple subject, such an amazing image, wonderful tone and light, congratulations on this great piece of work!

  9. I love these dark tones, the detail of the laces and the light! Excellent shot!

  10. I love this aged look of the boots. Neat capture and wonderful processing. My new favorite on your site. You’ll find it keeps changing:-)

  11. There is such a mood here, Elaine, that speaks more than a thousand words. It reminds me of a photo I put on SC last year, for some reason (maybe because of the “recycling” thought):http://www.ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/The_Good_Samaritan_/Your accompanying poem is exquisite. You have a gift on many different levels! Thanks for using and sharing it.

  12. This is a great shot – I really like it. I hate loafer type shoes (tassled or un-tassled) but these to the left of the boot even look appealing in this photo – Nice job.

  13. Lovely capture

  14. Tough looking old boots!! Interesting lighting 🙂

  15. Nice image Elaine. Like the processing, great details and especially like the dark contrasts.

  16. hi elaine,wow.Did u write that poem yourself?At first glance,the pair of boots looked like broken down lungs.Very apt pic and words.:)

  17. Really cool shot. Simple subject but so well photographed and processed.

  18. Great picture, really works in B/W. I think the us of flash to set the focus on the boots, gives it a little extra too. Looks like you got some big feet 😉

  19. Smart shot, those boots have done some mileage. The poem is excellent too. That’s two compliments in one strike.

  20. great textures & processing.. i’m having fun reading your poems.. 🙂

  21. I like the textures and the tonal range

  22. Love the dramatic color and subject.Just added you on vfxy 😉

  23. cool mater of fact story

  24. i love the deep rich character and texture that the boots and shoes.. shoe.. always such details subjects…

  25. I like the light on this one

  26. A beautiful composition, beautiful contrast, this is original, bravo!I am also here..http://theysr.shutterchance.com/archive.php.

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