On May 3, 2018, I went with a group to Bollinger Mill. Since I have taken photos here many times before (see below) I decided to challenge myself to focus on the text and textures inside the mill. I put together 51 photos in to video. The graffiti and typography and textures was so yummy for my lens! Ah! I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did taking the photos.
Bollinger Mill is one of the most photographed places in Missouri. In March of 2012 I took my camera there to practice slow shutter speeds on flowing water. This photo of th covered bridge and mill is a panorama made with two photos.
This history of the Bollinger Mill is interesting, from the original log dam and mill in the 1800's built by George Frederick Bollinger , to a limestone rebuild in 1825 which was burned by the Union Army in the Civil War to keep Confederates from having a supply of flour and meal. The current building was built by Solomon R. Burford in 1867 (hence the city of Burfordville where the mill stands).
For this photo, I was experimenting with HDR photography and took 3 different photos, one over-exposed, one under-exposed, and one correctly exposed and combined them in Photoshop.
I captured a couple crossing the bridge. It was a split second snap moment.
I played with the photo and turned it into a vintage style.
I always liked this one because of the sun star between the couple's legs.
This photo shows the structure of the woodwork inside the bridge well.
It is always fun to take photos through the knot holes in the wood of the bridge.
The sign in the front of the building.
This photo is a common capture taken from the picnic bench area to the right of the mill.
We went back on July 29, 2012, the same year, and took a tour inside the building.
Everyone always has fun trying to get their best shot out this door, with and without posing people.
There are many photography opportunities awaiting from the windows.
Below are some other photos from inside the mill building.