Graves Mill Road

When you exit off the interstate and start cruising the backroads in our country, you get to see the country as it really is. No McDonalds, Buckee’s or other tourist stop. Just the real America.

When visiting relatives in Virginia, my aunt took us down Graves Mill Road, named for the abandoned mill located there. In the late evening with the family loaded in her pickup, we lazily drove around enjoying the cool evening air, the deer peeking over the fields and the beautiful countryside. I tried to take a few shots, but the light wasn’t outstanding. ┬áThis image was nice, but was missing “something”. I’m not a big fan of effects on images, but I thought this worked well. What do you think?

When you exit off the interstate and start cruising the backroads in the country, you get to see the country as it really is. No McDonalds, Buckee's or other tourist stop. Just the real America. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

3 thoughts on “Graves Mill Road

  1. Love it! I find that when I go to your site, there is either an automatic feeling of peace or a Wow! Thanks.

  2. Great post processing on this. I like the emphasis on the barn. Curious, is the blur on the fence a genuine DOF, or is that a processing effect? Nicely done.

  3. Thanks guys. The light was getting low, so the ISO was 1600 and the lens open, so it’s DOF. There might be a touch of softening from noise reduction, but that’s picture-wide.

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