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Thomas Herbst's picture

Turner's Mill

I love juxtaposition between relics of human presence, and the more obscure the better, and nature. This massive wheel is one of the few remnants of an old township in southern MO. The wheel was transported in segments by a team of ox when the mill was originally constructed.

It was difficult navigating all of the overgrowth even during fall, but I think I managed to reign in the chaos.

Niikon D3200, 18-55 mm

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Peter Dyndiuk's picture

Surreal, Calming, and a very compelling image!

Love the atmosphere, I can feel the mist and smell the fallen leaves just looking at this image.

Thomas Herbst's picture

Thanks Peter! It takes me back as well. I can still hear the spring flowing just behind me.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Damn, that's pretty cool!

Thomas Herbst's picture

Pretty incredible. The shear size of this wheel is impressive. Now it's slowly being subsumed by nature. Cheers!

Chris Jablonski's picture

I share the others' enthusiasm, Thomas! An attractive, striking image with an air of nostalgia and yet surprise, with that massive wheel "in the middle of nowhere".

Not that it matters to the aesthetic appeal one way or another, but the far side of the wheel looks translucent. Is there some mesh there, and no blades? What's going on?

Thomas Herbst's picture

Thanks Chris! Fun fact, the township here was called 'Surprise, MO'. Afraid, I don't see the translucency you're referring to. From this vantage point you can see through the middle of the wheel to the other side and even up between blades slightly on the near side. Not that it matters as you said. It's always interesting to hear about details others pick up.

Chris Jablonski's picture

I think it's due tp the fact that the light reflecting off the inside of the wheel on the far side has similar colours as, and slightly darker tonalities than the landscape behind it, giving me the impression that I could half-see it through the wheel. It all adds to the slightly surreal atmosphere for me.