Water Wheel Detail at Mabry Mill

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Comments (17)

Kevin Childress on October 7, 2010

... stopping-it-down for long exposure in the day light: EXIF plus circular polarizer (2-stops), plus 4-stop ND graduated filter.

For the gear heads: Let's say we're looking at 1/4 of the drive gear. We can clearly see all of the driven gear. This gives us a gear ratio of 0.092 at the input shaft of the mill drive ... no torque at that point but a ton of speed!

Closed on October 8, 2010

Hi there Kevin

Hmm... Well being a newb @ photography and being a girlie girl: All of that is gibberish to me! But I do know a GREAT photo when I see one!


I like it ofcourse!

~WAVES~ from a North Carolinian in Canada, GG

Kevin Childress on October 8, 2010

GG, ~WAVES~ back! I'm always happy to hear from fellow North Carolinians ... even the one's in Canada! :)

I'm glad you like this one - it was a lot of fun to capture. So you're a newbie, huh? I've only been at this for about a year myself. I had a quick spin through your gallery; looks like your producing some fine work. I'll be looking for more uploads from you!

Best regards,


jim66 on October 8, 2010

Very nice presented. Greetings, Jim

Randy Hall on October 8, 2010

Hi Kevin. Great detail in this one. Shows off nicely the mechanics and the aging of the structure. Cheers from "the other coast", Randy.

Seafood on October 8, 2010

Well, Kevin, this is simply amazing! I love the composition, and as Randy says, you've captured amazing details.

keepclicking on October 8, 2010

It's OK

NikonWoman on October 9, 2010

Hi Kevin, I really like the subject in this shot. You have captured all the detail and colours really well. Regards, Nik

Kevin Childress on October 11, 2010

Jim, Randy, Seafood, Nik, and yeah, you too, KC (hehehe) -

Thank you all for the kind remarks (well, everyone except *KC), I enjoyed being able to take time to get this one. I wonder if this qualifies as a "macro" of the much larger building?

Cheers to all!


Seafood on October 11, 2010

Maybe it qualifies as a micro? :)

Jeroen Verburg on October 11, 2010

Your old stacked filter/slow shutter trick did it again! Great detail with silky water, I really like it!


Kevin Childress on October 12, 2010

Thank you Jeroen - I was shocked to get 6.0 seconds out of this one. I think the tone of the circular polarizer helps this one.

Erik van den Ham on October 12, 2010

Very moody Kevin I sure Like it!

And I'm living off of grass

And the drippings from the ceiling

But it's ok to eat fish

Cause they haven't any feelings ........

((Ospr3y)) on October 13, 2010

Wow. Excellent long exposure! Did you use a Neutral Density filter?




((Ospr3y)) on October 13, 2010

Oh yes I see you did. ND4.

Kevin Childress on October 13, 2010

Thank you Erik - I'm very happy you like(d) this one ... it's currently one of my personal favorites.

Liam, I see you found it but yes, an ND filter and a circular polorazier on this one ... the ploarizer wasn't used for any glare or reflection problems, I just needed all the stops I could get


Kevin Childress on November 15, 2010

Max, I'm very happy that you like this one! I really enjoy long exposure shots - its definitely one of my favorite techniques.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 7, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2010/10/07 08:07:55
    • Exposure: 6.000s
    • Focal Length: 19.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash