Dreamy Grist Mill

Grist Mill

The Cedar Creek Grist Mill in Washington State

After the photo walk in Centralia last weekend, that I shared this image from, my friend Gary Well and I drove down to the Cedar Creek Grist Mill in southwest Washington.  I had never been there before but had seem some images of the place that really had me wanting to visit.

I had a number of things working against me on the trip, the biggest being that I walked out of my house without a tripod, long story, and when we were there the sun was very harsh and casting terrible shadows.  Gary was nice enough through to lend me his tripod for a few shots, and I made this one with my 10 stop Lee Big Stopper filter.  My hope was to get the leaves to move a bit during a 30 second exposure to give a bit of a “dreamy” look.

When all was said and done, I didn’t get the shot I wanted out of camera, but thanks to the use of some creative filters in post, I was able to give it the more soft feel that I wanted for it.

I do plan on going back to the mill at night, I think that this would be an awesome subject for some light painting.

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One Comment

  1. Toad Hollow Photo July 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    I think this is a great shot, Scott, especially considering the challenges you had in capturing it!! Great work my friend.

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