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Rough Around the Edges by Carrie Blackwood

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I have photographed this mill before. It’s a favorite place of mine, though every time I visit it, I am saddened to see it crumble more, as age, time and the elements take their toll. I can remember the mill being open when I was a small child, and how in the summer when the weather was hot, you could smell the pine lumber being sawed from over a mile away. Now, there is no pine scent. There are no saws whirring, no workers’ voices to be heard over the racket. Now there is a shell of what once was, along a stream now still. But even with her edges rough from neglect, she’s a beautiful testament to a time gone by.

Taken December 2012 — Moulton’s Mill, West Newfield, Maine, USA

Equipment used:
Canon EOS Rebel T3 ~ Precision Tripod ~ Canon EF 18-55mm lens (@29mm) ~ UV Filter ~ Circular Polarizer

Process:
This is a four-frame bracketed HDR, tone-mapped in Photomatix, and tweaked in Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X3.

Featured in “Country Living” Group, January 26, 2013.

Tags

mill, sawmill, old, vintage, worn, weathered, new england, winter, maine, usa, age, abandoned

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and view my works. I take great pride in the images I produce, so I hope you find joy in what you find here. Again, thank you for stopping by! :)

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Comments

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Superbly captured Carrie,I know this feeling well.

  • Thank you, Julie. Love and nostalgia are an interesting mix, aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Bruce Jones
    Bruce Jonesover 1 year ago

    Fantastic image Carrie!

  • Thank you, Bruce!

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

    Fantastically Stunning!

  • Thank you Georgia… I think that phrasing is the best comment I’ve had in awhile. Cheers! :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much, Sharon! Made my day :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalover 1 year ago

    Beautiful shot Carrie ;-) – Jeremy

    Would you mind to submit it to Low Angle Photography Group?

    I just sent you an invitation to join

  • Thank you for both the invite, and the kind words. I shall be sure to both accept, and submit :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    The snow adds that special touch of beauty to this scene :-)

  • Thank you…hoping to get to photograph it again soon, when its actively snowing!

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 1 year ago

    Congratulations, your lovely work has been featured in the group Country Living! Please click the banner to see your permanent feature and congratulate your fellow members!
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    Pamela

  • Thank you so much, Pamela!! :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Hope Ledebur
    Hope Ledeburover 1 year ago

    Striking image . Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you very much, Hope… its one of my favorite places :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Kevin McLeod
    Kevin McLeodabout 1 month ago

    Beautiful image Carrie. Great post processing. Fave.

  • Thank you very much, Kevin!

    – Carrie Blackwood

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