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I love photography. I love the challenges of finding people and places that make interesting pictures. I love telling a story with photos. I love the thrill of overcoming adversity and obstacles, even danger (ie: standing in icy water up to my thighs, tangling with barbed wire, running from angry animals, risking being hit by moving vehicles or machines, nearly drowning, almost being electrocuted, dodging bottles thrown by drunks) to get that perfect shot which captures something amazing.....a moment, a look, a feeling, an idea, a small detail or commonplace event which most people are marginally aware of but never REALLY take a good look at and appreciate for what it is. I go places off the beaten track that no one else thinks of visiting, and take photos that no one else has taken of those places....hidden gems. Most of all, I love sharing the world and what I see in it WITH the rest of the world. Have a look and tell me what you think, or how it makes you feel. If you are looking for a specific image for use in publishing or print and want to use any of my images, please contact me and leave a message, so we can make arrangements. Cheers-

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Pretty weak excuse for hundreds (perhaps thousands) of murders with special atrocity... don't you think so?

Christopher, What a treat, and thank you so much for writing. I am so excited to learn so much about the history of this old building and the ones surrounding it. You are just loaded with information! I could sit and listen to you all day. We simply MUST get together one day and discuss all of this wonderful history! Do you know Shari and Tony Strickland? They are related to this group somehow as well. I just saw Mr. Tony today, as a matter of fact. They live in Milner. I would LOVE to see some pictures of this place from long ago, wouldn't you? I hope this evening finds you well, and thank you again for filling my head with wonders. All the best,

Mary alice

sure you must use this oportunity! :)

Great! Have a nice weekend, Christopher!

L2 > very nice shot! Greetings

L2 > an impressive shot angle!

Lovely shot of the Cotton Indian Creek, thanks for taking it. Glad this place has been photographed now. Well done!

This collapsed shed was part of the extended machinery that ran the old sawmill for sawing trees into timber. There was the gristmill, the sawmill, and the corn and fodder "wheel-mill" which was powered by a horse or mule walking around a central grindstone with a cover stone(quern) with a timber pole and straps. This shed was standing as were all the others but one when I was a yong boy.

When I was a boy, the bigger kids would jump off of this bridge into the water when they were swimming, but only if it was very hot outside. I was always worried about getting bitten by a water mocccassin. The boards were more stable but still old back then. The rail line would pick up and drop off grain and flour, etc. from the miller and move on to Stockbridge and Atlanta.

Good capture of the old milling machinery, next time you go there, if you try photographing in brighter light with a different angle, you will get even better results. Thanks for sharing.



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