Archive for the ‘Ohio’ Category

On the Grind

Posted: April 1, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Ohio

On the Grind

Bear’s Mill is part museum, part store, and part working mill. The first floor is dedicated mostly to the shop portion and offers pottery, mill ground goods, kitchen utensils, coffee, and other miscellaneous knick-knacks. Being a coffee lover I was drawn to this corner and had to get a shot of the old grinder.

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Jolly Time

Posted: March 28, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Ohio

Jolly Time

What makes antique things cool? The Bear’s Mill in Greenville / Arcanum, Ohio, has a collection of antiques and I just couldn’t have been more happy to take pictures of them. I don’t think the effect would be quite as nice with a bunch of those plastic Rite-Aid baskets… And yet, that’s basically what these are…

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Gulf Pride

Posted: March 27, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Ohio


This was the store-front of the Gulf filling station I posted a week or so ago. Although it wasn’t in use, someone had went to some pains to create a semi-authentic display. I liked the reflections in the glass and the old motor oil cans in this shot.

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Posted: March 16, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Ohio

Wagon on the 2nd Floor

I like this shot. It’s got that nice blend between antique nostalgia and creepy mystery. I took this shot on the 2nd floor of Bear’s Mill in Greenville/Arcanum, Ohio. I had to move the trike to position it between me and the window, but I got the nice shadows and back-lighting I was looking for.

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Spooky Steps

Posted: March 9, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Ohio

Spooky Steps

Here’s a shot of the steps at Bear’s Mill in Greenville/Arcanum, Ohio. The mill itself was built in 1849, and when I think of that it constantly amazes me at the skill and craftsmanship necessary to build places like this without modern tools or machinery… Yet, the mill continues to be operational down to this day.

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Posted: March 5, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D90, Ohio


Just off State Route 36 in Arcanum, Ohio, is the four-story, part functional mill, part museum, part store, called Bear’s Mill. I live about 45 minutes from this place and never even knew it existed. The mill itself is an awesome living/working vision into the past; but it also contains so many neat items from this bygone era of local history.

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Brookville Station

Posted: March 2, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D40, Ohio

Brookville Station

I took this shot in Brookville, Ohio at the abandoned train station. Most of the current bike paths were built over pre-existing rail lines. This station is a prime example. I’ve been told that the government still owns the bike paths in case they ever decide to convert back to rail… I’m not sure if that will ever happen, but it sounds like a good idea in principle. In any case, I’ll enjoy the bike paths in the duration…

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