places

Prater’s Mill

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and constructed in 1855, Prater’s Mill served the communities of Northwest Georgia for almost 150 years. Located on Highway 2, I drove past the mill on my way out of Dalton at 7:45 Wednesday morning. As it was a somewhat overcast and cool morning, there was water vapor rising in spots from the warmer waters of Coahulla Creek. The morning light was golden and gorgeous.

I hope you enjoy the photo as much as I enjoyed creating it.

"Prater's Mill", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/14 at 1/40 sec., 98mm

“Prater’s Mill”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/14 at 1/40 sec., 98mm

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Lines and Cow

Drive just a few miles outside of Kissimmee and the sea of hotels, gift shops, questionable restaurants and theme park-related tourist traps disappear. These obstructions give way to Central Florida’s natural beauty, cypress swamps and pastures. This is by far the Florida I prefer. It is the Florida that surrounded me growing up, before “Disneyfication” completely turned the place upside down. In childhood, I often walked through the pastures and cypress swamps near our home with my friends. Those adventures revealed so many little marvels of nature; marvels that seemed to me then and still do now to be revelations of Divine planning and intent. It saddens me that my favorite childhood swamp is now a parking lot and apartment building. I suppose they live on, in a sense, having given life to the fascination I have today with observing and photographing the order from which our chaos is derived.

From a technical standpoint, today’s photo is about composition and using lines to draw and direct the viewer’s eye. I hope you like it.

"Lines and Cow", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/22 at 1/125 sec., 116mm

“Lines and Cow”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/22 at 1/125 sec., 116mm
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