Days Of Old  by Gary L   Suddath

I enjoy photographing the foggy autumn mornings. I also dabble some with my family’s genealogy. I find it interesting to see how my forefathers lived. This Photo is a combination of the two interests. I think the times past is important and should be preserved.
This is Mingus Mill located on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountain N.P.It is one of the many historic structures preserved by the Park Services. It was built in 1886.It is one of two operating grist mills in the GSMNP.These mills were a vital part of the communities of that era.The people of that era could grow there grain but still needed to have it ground so they could have there day to day bread.
I feel it’s important to call peoples attention to structures like this. They may then have a better understanding of those wishing support to help preserve them.So our grandchildren can see the struggles of how we became a nation


  • James Price
    James Priceover 7 years ago

    Great image – excellent exposure of the moving water – I love it!

  • imageworld
    imageworldover 7 years ago

    the tranquility this shot captures is just perfect

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 7 years ago

    Gorgeous image

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 7 years ago

    Excellent B&W photo. Well done!

  • David Meacham
    David Meachamover 7 years ago

    Great B and W shot – I like the silky water too.

    If you have frequent access to this place why not do a similar shot with the water caught on a quick exposure with something coloured floating down it – a rose maybe – just an idea

  • studiofascino
    studiofascinoover 7 years ago
    great comp and love it in mono!
  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 7 years ago

    Great photograph and thank you for the description.

  • budrfli
    budrfliover 7 years ago

    Love the depth and character in this capture. The black and white contrast is great!

  • TonyLegg
    TonyLeggover 7 years ago

    wonderful tones !!!!

  • BonitoPhotography
    BonitoPhotographyover 7 years ago

    Fantastic Work!

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