I posted a similar picture back in November with a slightly different framing that showed less water and more sky. Some people felt that they wanted to see more water for the reflection. So I am posting this version to see what others may think.
Personally, I liked the blue sky contrasting against the bright orange colors. What do you think?
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Claudine (0) 2007-02-08 21:06
I think this is beautiful! I didn't see the first version but reflection is a good idea as it is very nice. Exposure and composition are great and so are colors. Thanks,
KellEy (1237) 2007-02-08 21:11
This is one of those photos that people hang in their homes. It's gorgeous!
It's a classic right away.
Nice colours, composition, clarity, reflections...everything!
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-02-08 21:21
beautiful photo, love the soft warm colors and the reflections in the water...great pov. Love the photo TFS
asajernigan (21427) 2007-02-08 22:15
This is a great fall photo with an excellent reflection. Your composition and POV are great with fine detail.
AROBN54 (11475) 2007-02-08 22:25
Oh, my, Ned. This is one those photos that makes me want to just... go plumb overboard with praise. I'll just say this. I give it a perfect 10 in every category. BEAUTIFUL shot!! With great admiration, Shelly
trinko (2950) 2007-02-08 22:32
nice reflections and painting like colors but i think there may be a bit of green cast. certainly a good photo though.
rima (275) 2007-02-08 22:49
this is like a painting ... excellent shot..
good composition... i just felt the blue sky dint go with the color scheme .. but still its great...i was thinking how would it look if it was a bit underexposed ..just one stop ...
jjcordier (79297) 2007-02-09 1:37
Interesting shot! A beautiful photo with great light and colours. Very nice composition so.
besnard (56798) 2007-02-09 1:56
Très belle composition de cet ancien bâtiment avec sa roue à eau. Les arbres ont de belles couleurs et les reflets sont bien saisis.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-09 10:08
Hi Ned - I can't decide which version I like better, though I have a slight preference for this one because of the reflections, even idf the other version has more of the autumn colors and more blue sky, there is still enough of the majestic tree here.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-02-09 13:39
Wonderful place and great colours, clarity and effect!
debw (36) 2007-02-09 20:38
Watup Ned, This photo sure got my attention. The colors are beautiful and the reflections are impressive in this Autumn shot. After looking at it for a few, I was sure I could see the ripples in the water moving. I do prefer the Nov. version better. Well done.
cimcim (3712) 2007-02-10 9:17
Beautiful place. Colours and reflection is amazing!
paura (47186) 2007-02-11 14:15
Very beautiful shot. Excellent composition and colors. Well done.
singuanti (15250) 2007-02-11 22:37
Hey Ned. I can't believe I've never even heard of this place. It's awesome and I hereby plan a trip to see it this spring. The rippled reflection adds so much to this. Do you remember how far down the parkway you ended up going to see this? Awesome shot Ned!
MLINES (12516) 2007-02-12 18:11
Hi Ned. A most pleasing composition with good clarity and colours. Your cropping is excellent to give this fine result. Murray.
ilhanucar (477) 2007-02-13 16:42
Beatiful colors, picture. Very nice composition.
danbachmann (1746) 2007-02-19 8:03
Wow Ned, this is stunning. I like this one better since your previous post looked too saturated. While the building is sharp, I like the softness in the trees.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-02-21 5:03
This is a fascinating and very peaceful impression. Excellent composition and picturesque colours. I like the calm and cosy atmosphere. Splendid shot. Thank you, nice days
-Thank you for your kind words my 200th post!
veve (4189) 2007-02-26 8:45
Wonderful place,excellent warms tones and reflections!
Great POV and composition!
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2007-03-04 15:09
Hello Ned, what an quiet mood of this picture, I can nearly hear the silence there. Beautiful colors and composition. Like the reflections on the water. Well done. Thanks for sharing. Michael
jpinkham (870) 2007-04-12 23:59
Well, Ned, I was going to call it a night, and then I stumbled across this. Instant favorite! Classic postcard-quality photo. I like the color contrasts you mention, the reflections, the mill wheel, all of it. It comes together very winsomely. Great composition. Well done.
gunbud (34066) 2007-04-20 23:24
Wonderful piece of American history seen in this photo. The autumn colors are fantastic and the details to this gentler form of industry are perfect. It is amazing how these old mills have such a reassuring appeal.
RPadd (6) 2008-11-04 9:29
One of my grandsons is named Mabry. So this photograph has special meaning.
This is a beautifully composed picture that captures excellent light against the woodwork of the old millhouse and wheel. The reflection of the building from across the pond gives a much better balance to the whole of the landscape than the eye being drawn up towards the blue sky - but that's an amateur’s opinion.
I say secomd time's charm..
Spyder (4) 2014-09-11 8:19
I just love this scene……I'm off to look at the other & compare.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D2Xs, Nikkor 24-85 MM f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom, RAW @ ISO 100, UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: A Four Day Fall Road Trip
- Theme(s): others favorites, Inexorable Decay [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 21:03
- Favorites: 4 [view]