02/12/12 - Yates Mill Winter Spillway
My Blog: http://maryanng.blogspot.com/2012/02/smugmug-daily-link-yesterday-was-mill.html
Note: I redid this image to work on reducing he foliage ghosting. Here's the updated one which is better but still not perfect:
Yesterday was the Mill as Muse photo reception at Yates Mill. I'm proud to say that Madi won 1st place for her Pink Beauty coneflower shot in the Youth Park and Nature category.
Daily Photo Community member, Jeff Graham, won a well deserved 1st place in the Adult Mill category for this snowy mill shot:
In the picture below, Jeff is standing behind Madi (front 3rd from left):
Donnie and I were also impressed with an infrared simulated historically pp'ed shot of a wagon which placed in the Adult Park and Nature category as well as a shot of the moon over the mill taken in June near 8PM which placed in the Adult Mill category.
Time to start taking photos for next year's contest:-) !
Well, actually, despite the increasing wind and falling temps, Donnie and Madi did walk the Mill Pond Trail with me yesterday, and I pp'ed all the pics with HDR because it was such a cloudy low light day. Donnie says to tell you, "I was there, and it did not look that nice!" The HDR is an improvement.
Besides my daily which shows the spill wall, I took a couple of other hdr shots. This is a shot from the boardwalk:
This is a shot of the mill across the pond:
And another view across the pond:
Not contest entries for next year but not too bad for February:-)
I enjoyed spending some time with Madi and Donnie at the mill yesterday and enjoying a nice dinner with Donnie last night. That's a big pork chop in BBQ sauce:-)
Thanks for your comments on my Valentine's Day flower card shot...