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At the end of a mini-vacation, we had taken a detour to find the location of a waterfall described in our tourbook. Though the location was beautiful, it turned out that the waterfall was mostly dry at that time of the year. No matter, since I was already sizing up this sawmill the minute we passed it on the way to the waterfall.
After the hike back to the car, I forced everyone to wait inside while I shot this image. While I set up and captured a few plates, everyone else who passed by would scratch their heads, raise an eyebrow, or simply stand near me and watch, wondering what could be so special about this broken down old junk pile. It took about a half-hour, and 4 images — 2 in color and 2 in black and white — until I was satisfied that I had done all I could.
And I got home to find that I had indeed done all I could; exposure, framing, and point of focus were exactly as I had imagined, and I got all the detail that could be gotten out of the shadows of the equipment inside the mill. It is a shining example of how one sees the world as one chooses to.