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“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.”
[Dorothea Lange]

MilkaWay is dedicated to my parents...who passed on to me their passion for travel and photography.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Specializing in America mainly, the South especially and Georgia in particular.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Do NOT use or link my photos without my permission. Please contact me at if you are interested in any of my work but please note that given the time and money that goes into what I do and the high number of requests I receive, I don't always grant usage of my photos without some form of compensation.

For those wishing to purchase prints, please visit My SmugMug Page.

I see the world through:

Nikon D700 w/Nikkor 28 mm/f2.8
Nikon D200 w/Nikkor 16-85 mm AF
Nikon F100 w/Nikkor 28 mm/2.8f AF

Nikon D40 w/Nikkor 50 mm/f1.8 AF
Nikon D80 w/Nikkor 18-70 mm AF
Nikon N75 w/Nikkor 28 mm/2.8f AF
Nikon FE10 w/Nikkor 35-70 mm
Chinon CEII Memotron

Final touches provided by:

Lightroom 5
Nikon Capture NX

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    DentTech™ says:

    ""You just got to see it"

    I discovered Dagmars Photostream when I first joined Flickr. I have always and continue to be been inspired by the way she captures light. The amazing Milkaway sky and rich colors are my favorite. Thanks for the tips and inspiration!"

    December 24th, 2009

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    Jerzy Durczak says:

    "Dagmar is a supreme photographer and a great American Studies photo specialist. Few people told me more about the South than she did. Her photos are the equivalent of in music. The State of Georgia should make her an honorary Georgian. It'd be a shame to insist that she pays her state tax.... Hats off!"

    January 25th, 2008

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    J.R. Ball says:

    "Dagmar captures the abandon loneliness and rural decay of Americana in a way that is both fantastic and poignant. Her compositions are windows to a bygone era--perfectly crafted snapshots of the past that refuse to lose their relevance in spite of society's disregard. She gives a soul to the collective memory that is our history. She is not to be overlooked."

    December 31st, 2007

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    clear bucket says:

    "With an incomparable eye for composition, and an uncanny sense for that perfect tone, a visit to Dagmar's photostream is always a treat. It seems as though every day she is off on an adventure in her Volvo, accompanied by her American Bulldog (the BEST breed of dog). Even better than viewing her photos, is reading the information that she has collected about each one. Every photo is a page in a storybook called "Georgia"."

    December 3rd, 2007

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    Jacob...K says:

    "Dagmar is my techincal hero. The way she uses color and light have me convinced that she actually controls the sun :)

    Her documentation of rural Georgia is beautiful and inspiring.....I have never seen the state look so beautiful"

    October 22nd, 2007

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    shiphome says:

    "You can search far and wide, but I doubt that you will find anyone with the commitment and passion of Dagmar. She is an outstanding historian, and her site serves as an amazing visual documentary. Underneath it all, she is a brilliant photographer with a genuine love of her craft. As a Southerner, I find her work compelling and heartwarming. Spend some time and immerse yourself in what she has compiled here. Through her eyes, you will see an honest representation of a grand heritage, and you will discover why we should make every effort to preserve what remains."

    October 19th, 2007

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    ricko says:

    "MilkaWay has one of the most facinating sites on Flickr. What a treasure trove of images from rural Georgia. I look foward to seeing all her daily postings and envy the photo oppurtunities she has available. Cool stuff here."

    July 21st, 2007

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    scarce achiever says:

    "Dagmar's work is phenomenal. I truly admire her 'eye' for photography.. and I wish I could fave every single photo she has here on Flickr... lol She truly is an inspiration to me. :)"

    July 11th, 2007

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    productive insect says:

    "I absolutely agree with Terrapin Dawg. I found her site by chance and I'm slowly working my way through it. I have a great interest in history and southern culture. In addtion to being an accomplished photgrapher, her subject matter is very interesting to me. I especially appreciate the historical narratives she adds to many of her photos. Anyone with similar interests will thoughly enjoy this site."

    May 17th, 2007

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    matt.bower says:

    "Dagmar's passion for southern history and the smalltown communities throughout the south is evident by merely glancing at her photostream. Her travels, accompanied by her old Volvo station wagon and Milka(her dog), show another side of Georgia that often plays a backseat to the metro Atlanta area. From old signs to busted out church windows to abandoned stores, MilkaWay captures the true essence of the south while adding background information to her photos to help educate Flickr viewers. Take the time to look through this photostream and you won't be disappointed."

    May 8th, 2007

Dagmar Nelson
March 2007