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Lazy Afternoon at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill Washington

landscape photo of cedar creek grist mill with water running

Lazy Afternoon at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill Washington © John Wulfert

Nestled in a narrow gorge in southern Washington, Lazy Afternoon at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill Washington is sure to take you back in time.  Most people hurrying along the interstate between Seattle and Portland don’t even know this gem is only 15 minutes from the highway.  Driving here was half the fun, the pace getting slower with every mile.  My stress was melting away, and then I turned the corner to see the grist mill.  I could spend hours here, listening to the water running and the birds chirping.  Thankfully, there isn’t a great cell signal here, because hearing the phone ring or a Facebook notification buzzing would ruin the entire experience.  This was a difficult shot to capture, mainly due to ignoring the time of day and the fact the sun would be directly overhead. I had lots of harsh light and needed a long exposure to capture some motion in the creek and from the water pouring out of the grist mill. The 10-stop neutral density filter came in handy.

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