Starrs Mill at Sunrise

An Atlanta photographer captures sunrise at Starrs Mill in Fayetteville, GeorgiaStarrs Mill 

Photos at Starrs Mill

This weekend, I went down to Peachtree City to get some photos in preparation for the Shakerag Festival in September. Though it still seems far off, I know how quickly it'll come up, and I've got a lot of work to do beforehand. 

I decided to take a couple of extra days and go down for Mother's Day weekend. That way I could get photos while enjoying some time with my parents. 

It was a little hit or miss with the weather. 

When I got down to Starrs Mill on Friday morning, there were silt fences, trucks, and heavy equipment everywhere. I don't know what they're doing but probably some type of maintenance on the lake area of the mill. I was worried I wouldn't be able to get close enough for photos.

I parked and walked across the bridge and made my way down to where the trucks were. There was some sort of generator on and it was loud but there wasn't anyone else around. 

I found a little spot where I could walk down so I hurried down and set up my tripod. I wanted to get in and out of there before they started up all that heavy equipment. 

I got set up just in time for sunrise. It had rained during the night so things were a little muddy and I was afraid it would be totally overcast, but as the sun began peeking through, there were some pretty clouds and the light was nice.

I took mostly long exposures with an ND filter that darkens things up so the photos aren't overexposed since the sun was coming up. I love the way the water looks with those long exposures! 

I didn't take as much time as I would have liked because the workmen arrived and it started to sprinkle a little. 

I picked up all my equipment and headed back to the car. I made a quick stop at the Peachtree City Library for a few photos of the fountain. It was still sprinkling a little, and I didn't like those photos too much. 

At least this time at Starrs Mill I didn't forget that tiny but important piece of my tripod that holds my camera in place! That's what I did last time I was down there so my photos were mostly blurry. I hate it when I make such a stupid mistake but that's the danger of using more than one camera. Sometimes you forget and leave the important pieces on the wrong camera. 

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day weekend no matter how you spent it. 

Have a great rest of your week.

And, see you between the raindrops! We had a nice thunderstorm last night, though my dog, Bauer, wasn't pleased. 


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