Searching the woods for an old colonial era mill

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by entropic remnants, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I found it -- not hard since you just have to follow the water, lol. The woods are tough at times but at least it is not summer and no bugs!

    I also found out my boots are really waterproof. Here's the best of what I got -- mostly I got junk. I took only the Panasonic DMC-LX7 and a tripod.

    Part of the old dam area. There used to be a wide dam making use of natural rock formations as well. Makes a nice little waterfall now. How good is it to have the built in easily selected ND filter in the LX7?

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    Mill Hunt: Dam Ruins by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    And then here's some of what's left of the mill. Horribly overgrown and in the middle of a swampy patch. Nasty smelling as well when you squitch in the mud...

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    Mill Hunt: What's Left of the Mill by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    And finally a memorial not far from the road but I have no idea why it is there. It could be a pet grave, or maybe something happened up on the road.

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    Mill Hunt: Memorial to an Unknown Victim by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
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  2. Azon

    Azon SC Regular

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    Mar 15, 2013
    Excellent!!!
     
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  3. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
  4. snkenai

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    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Love ramblin' in the woods, looking for old leftovers of a bygone time.
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Built-in ND filters are soooooo cool. After falling in love with the concept and execution of having one in the X100, I resent not having them in all cameras.
     
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  6. Yeats

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    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Fine shootin', John. I like all 3, but #1 is my favorite.

    Great composition in #3, you aligned the cross perfectly with the trees in the background, so they echo the upper shape of the cross... clever! :cool:
     
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  7. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks, Chris!

    With regard to #3 -- I can only claim luck, a right brain wordlessly at work, and maybe the grace of God. I did not consciously set up that alignment with the trees! This happens in quite a few compositions where I am surprised when I look at it because I wasn't consciously thinking about trying to do something but it happened anyway, lol.
     
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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
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  9. wrangler

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    Jan 11, 2013
    SW Minnesota
    Dennis Ulrich
    Very nice, indeed!
     
  10. snkenai

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    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Love streams wandering through the woods and rocks.
     
  11. Lawrence A.

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    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Great stuff. I love this sort of thing. Back east I used to go to a place called Dogtown near Gloucester MA, where there were remnants of an abandoned community -- foundtions, steps, etc. -- out in the middle of the woods. Loved it. Nice work.

    Out here in New Mexico those roadside memorials are called descansos, and they usually commemorate some victim of a traffic fatality. They are very touching, but there are so many of them, it makes you wonder about driving on the local roads.