Next door to Northwest Academy
of Music’s original location is
a marvelous company called
On the north wall of their
store is a famous pen and ink sketch
of the abandoned Silver Mine.
While living in the Silver Valley,
I noticed that Mc Donald’s had
similar sketches decorating their walls.
I scoured the Silver Valley in search of
this mine and accidentally discovered it
when I made the wrong turn and
ended up in a cul-de-sac.
Straight ahead of me was a driveway
leading to the entrance of the mine.
A chain link fence bordered the
vast mining acreage making it impossible
for anyone to get close to the
but by strategically placing
my lens next to the holes of the fence,
I was able to capture the
picturesque nature of
In Photoshop I removed large pine trees
and cleaned up ugly debris that
further blocked this
Using impressionism techniques,
that I created in Photoshop,
it was transform from a
run down Industrial complex
into a work of art.
[ If you would like to purchase this photograph,
call (208) 777-1818. Available in
full frame format on
Canvas or Aluminum. ]