This is a photo of a old Mill that I converted into HDR.
I have always liked changing my photo’s into HDR with the Photomix program that I have. HDR adds so much more to the photo. At least, I think so. Some people out there say that HDR is not photography. I tend to disagree with that. If your photo is done right, the HDR will just enhance it more than what it was. However, adding too much Tone Map to the Image can destroy it. I’m careful not to do that. When I first started doing this I think that I had added too much Tone Map and it sort of messed everything up. I learn as I go along.
During the early & late Spring it is time for the Canada Goose to start pairing up and raise a family. Here I caught Mother Goose and her 5 little ones taking a break from forging for something to eat. Although it looks like she is not watching me, she really is. Father Goose is on patrol in the distance. I did not dare to get too close to her, or she just might come after me!
The Canada Goose mate for Life and will guard their family even though it might take their Life. They will attack you if they feel threated. I know for a fact that they will. I got too close to one mating pair and one of them hissed at me, lowered his/her head, and came after me! I backed off right away and left them alone. Canada Geese have sharp knobs on the front side of their wings and I don’t want to feel what it’s like to get hit by them. They can also leave a nasty bite. There also is one problem for me. Which one is who? Guess that they know. That’s all that counts.
Pentax K100D with a Tamron 80-300mm Telephoto Lens.
This is the place that I seem to be drawn to over and over again. This is Grings Mill & Recreation Area.
The name Grings Mill comes from the old Mill that is on the right of the Image. The Mill, Barn, and Home was built by John Gring back in 1823. While the old Mill was working, the pond area in the front was once used as a Canal Boat & Barge holding area. The bridge in the background goes over a Dam that has been there since the early 1900’s. The small building off to the left was once a power house to harness power from the spillway. The small run on the left side is a over-flow from the Pond.
There is a walking, biking, and running trail off to the left, next to the fence, that runs for 2.4 miles up and down the River. The Trail was once the Towpath that the Mules and Horses used to pull the barges and canal boats. During the warmer weather lots of people come here to exercise, and walk the area. There are History walks where Rangers explain what was once here. Also, Nature walks and other activities for people to enjoy.
I’ve been coming down here for 4 or 5 yrs. now and never seem to get real tired of the place. It’s a nice quiet place to walk around with the camera and look around. Even though I’ve been here more than 20 times in the past, I always seem to keep coming back.