Topaz Mill Waterwheel by Terence Russell

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Wheel from Topaz Mill in Missouri Ozarks.

Canon EOS Rebel Xti
Sigma 28-300mm lens

hdr info

handheld, single RAW image, tonecurved in Photomatrix Pro 3.2

in The Scavenger Hunt after challenge win in Let’s Find Wheels! and group avatar for week following win
2nd in Wheels challenge in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends same number of votes as winner

Son of an avid reader of paperbacks and a manager of a photofinishing plant in Abilene, Texas.

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Oh how FUN!!!!! Great angle … and excellent capture of the texture in the wood!!!

  • Thanks, Lois. That is what originally made me fall in love with the hdr process, the way it brought out details in weathered wood. BTW, I thoroughly enjoyed your profile!

    – Terence Russell

  • Fruitexplosion
    Fruitexplosionover 5 years ago

    Wow!! So much detail, that is really gorgeous. Love the fact that the composition is not so standard, with the mill included, as normally done. Great shot!!

  • I was pleased the wheel was far enough removed, I could capture it without the mill! ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • UncaDeej
    UncaDeejabout 5 years ago

    great work Terence…..FAV…..

  • Wow! Thanks for the comment and fav! Kudos for your work on saving the Tasmanian Devil! Too bad it is too late to do the same for the Tasmanian Tiger!

    – Terence Russell

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 5 years ago

    I am a fan of the old mills, so I LOVE this shot!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You are a TOP TEN winner in the WHEELS challenge in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group.

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderabout 5 years ago

    Great image Terence..Congrats on the challenge win..=D

  • Thanks, Bill. That is the 2nd in the last 24 hours!

    – Terence Russell

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful composition, love the processing on this one Terence!!

  • Thanks, my friend. Wood always seems to come out well in HDR!

    – Terence Russell

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagabout 5 years ago

  • Thanks Gene! Wonderful graphic!!!!

    – Terence Russell

  • bicyclegirl
    bicyclegirlabout 5 years ago

    This is awesome, congratulations!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Terence Russell

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