Mingus Mill In Fall
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This was captured early one morning at Mingus Mill in the Smoky Mountains. The mill is totally operational and you can actually buy flour and such directly from ’em.
Of course, I wasn’t there to bake a cake.
So, I hunted around for a good spot for a photo. As I was strolling along, I noticed the little bridge that went over the raceway (I think that’s what the water trough is called) that feed the mill. One look down the length of that thing was all it took to convince me to setup the tripod and pop off a few shots.
I really wanted a smooth, silky look for the water, so I setup for a LONG exposure – this was actually 6 seconds long! So, I had to keep still on the bridge, but, more important, I needed to keep my then 8 year old son still on the bridge.
Let’s just say the shot you see here wasn’t done on the first snap…
Oh, and then we had to wait till the tourists either stepped out of the frame or into the mill. Oh, and did I mention there was another group of photographers that saw what I was doing and wanted this shot too? So, yeah, not quite as tranquil as the photo shows, but that’s OK – we had a blast doing it and I’m thrilled with how the shot turned out.
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I currently sell individual prints only. Each image is custom printed in house by me on our commercial grade inkjet printer. Each print is individually inspected and carefully packaged for shipment.
Please note that if you'd like another type of print (canvas for example) or another frame style, we can certainly accommodate you, just use the contact us page and we'll customize the artwork to make it perfect for your home.
(Note - we are no longer offering framed prints. The potential for damage in transit was very high and the shipping for large framed prints was outrageous, sometimes costing over $100 for larger pieces. Additionally, we've found our clients seem happier when they can work with their own local framing shop.)
Our framed prints are guaranteed for as long as you own them against wear, fading, or deterioration. Loose prints are also guaranteed for as long as you own them provided you have them framed under glass using archival materials. We want you to LOVE your prints, so we offer a refund as long as the print or framed print is returned in like new condition within 30 days.
All prints have a signature in the corner, usually the lower right hand when possible.
Delivery time varies and depends on a number of factors, but we always strive to get your prints delivered to you as quickly as possible. I personally inspect each and every piece before it leaves our building. If I'm out of town taking more photos, it can cause a delay, but a good rule of thumb is that a loose print will ship within 2 weeks and a framed print within 3 weeks. That time is significantly shorter if I'm in town at the time the order is placed. If you need a print done by a certain date, you can contact me and I'll be happy to give you an estimated delivery date.
We are now offering quantity discounts if you are interested in two or more pieces. Simply contact me with the sizes and names of the images you are interested in and I will be happy to get you a quote. The more pieces you order, the better the discount.
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