New Port Mill

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by BromV, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. The New Port Mill is an abandoned mill in the woods a couple of miles from my house. I've always struggled to get pictures that really capture it. Here are a few taken with the ZI/Summicron 50 and my usual EDU 100 film: NewPortMill 1.
    Front View

    NewPortMill 2.
    Wood Shop Entrance

    NewPortMill 3.



    NewPortMill 4.
    Old machine parts. You can see some of the remains of the wooden teeth in the large wheel. It was a lot easier to replace broken teeth than to replace an entire wheel.


    NewPortMill 5.
    Remains of the dam that supplied water power to the mill.
     
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  2. Jim

    Jim FF Regular

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    Apr 2, 2017
    Newark, DE
    Nicely done. I'll bet it would be interesting to take some long exposure shots under a full moon, emphasize the haunting aspect.
     
  3. Sounds like a good idea, probably have to wait till winter, as the mill is under a fairly dense leaf canopy right now.
    I wonder how some night shots with flash would look? I almost never use flash, might be a nice experiment.
     
  4. Jim

    Jim FF Regular

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    Apr 2, 2017
    Newark, DE
    Might be interesting to put one or more flash units inside the building (have to watch out for safety concerns in old buildings!). the flashes could illuminate the window openings. Might be kinda eerie.