Sugar Mill Wheel, 1832

© Robert G. Stalnaker

Sugar Mill Wheel, 1832

Uploaded: April 19, 2008


What a fascinating artifact of history. The weathered wood has a marvelous texture and color, and the pattern of the wheel makes me visualize it spinning and grinding sugar, just like it did before the Civil War. I wanted the focus on the wood and iron hub, so I used a wide aperature to lead the eye back by slightly blurring the front axel. The mill was burned down in 1835 during the 2nd Seminole Indian War, rebuilt, then burned down again during the Civil War, and rebuilt again. The wheel survived intact through all this.

f/5.6, 1/50, ISO 250, AWB, spot, -1/3, lens Canon EF 28-135, fl 35, De Leon Springs State Park, FL, 4/18/08.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


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