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Old Mill 1 | by Jason Blalock
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Old Mill 1

In my pursuit of fall color, I had seen that some friends visited the Old Mill at Berry College in recent days and that there appeared to be some good fall color.


While on lunch, I swung by the Old Mill since I work on campus. Driving down the dirt/gravel road leading to the Old Mill, I could tell that the leaves appeared to be at peak color. I was cautiously optimistic as the color hasn't been that great in years past. Usually a few trees here or there had color, or peak color would last a day or 2 at the most, or the leaves would have very little color and just fall, but I couldn't remember the last time most of the trees were at peak color at the same time.


The Old Mill is one of the most popular places on campus and probably the most photographed. Everyone has certain angles so I always try and find a different perspective. For this shot, I couldn't help but notice all of the orange and yellow leaves that had fallen, likely due to our recent rains, and had yet to turn brown. After surveying the area, I found a few rocks marking the edge of a parking area and placed my camera and lens on one of them. I fired off a few shots while adjusting my settings as I couldn't get on the ground to look through the viewfinder and go back to work covered in mud. After a few attempts, I finally came away with a shot that I was happy with.


The color won't be around for long, so be sure to stop by if you're in the area.


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Taken on November 9, 2017