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Downtown at Dusk

Star of the West mill in a different light.

While walking back from a photo shoot at Ohio Music, I noticed that the flour mill was surrounded in the last vestiges of daylight, making an interesting contrast to the yellow cast on the mill from street lights.  I lamented not having my tripod with me, but decided to brace myself against a light pole and give it a shot (I know, terrible pun). 

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jim francis May 20, 2012 at 01:18 AM
very nice photo
Chris (Kit) Myers May 20, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Ah, yes, the mill. The mysterious mill. As kids we would walk past it, hear the roar of the machinery, and wonder what exactly was going on in there. Back in the 40's I made a drawing of the tower from a second floor window of the old Central School. As I sit here looking at it I realize it's the only thing I have ever drawn that remotely resembles the subject! I think your photo is absolutely wonderful. I will send it along to my brother and sister. Thank you for posting it on Patch.
Jason Prufer May 22, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Nice one Brad...my favorite so far
bob howard May 22, 2012 at 12:41 AM
very fine indeed
Brad Bolton May 22, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Thanks everyone, but I have to give Mother Nature credit here. I just happened to be there when the light was perfect. Chris, if I could draw a straight line, I could draw the mill too!
Debra-Lynn Hook May 22, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Really nice photo.
Matt Fredmonsky May 22, 2012 at 03:41 AM
The lens as brush with Kent's skyline as the canvas. Fantastic.
Dan Smith May 22, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Morning Brad, thank you for all of your talents in capturing images of the CIty of Kent...especially during this time of transition. I have always enjoyed seeing historical photos and noticed the lack of complete collections like the Trory photos at the KSU library. Thanks for sharing!
Brad Bolton May 22, 2012 at 03:11 PM
The Trory photos - what a treasure! Historic photos become more valuable every year as memories fade. Trory added a lot of visible history to Kent. Thanks Dan. Matt, I've seen many "photography as art" statements over the years, but have not seen that phrase before. Very appropriate description of how the camera functions, methinks.
Matt Fredmonsky May 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I'm sure someone else thought of it before I did!
Kasha Legeza May 22, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Stunning photo!

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