This building has been in this state for well over a hundred years. It was burned out during the Civil War and just the brickwork stands at this point.
This mill used to have a water wheel, so the building is located on the river. Behind it are lines of trees growing along the banks.
Camera Model Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum Lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm Filter B+W UV Black (403) Filter Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/640 sec Film Speed 800 Spectrum Ultraviolet-A and Infrared (UVA and IR) Wavelength 320 to 385 nm and 750 nanometers Location Sweetwater State Park, Georgia USA.
As we approached the ruins, we could see parts of the brick walls through the tree line. Though due to know dense the forest is, we had to get pretty close before we could see it well.
The ruins have been fenced off and protected by the park. Since I was on a tour through the state parks we got to go inside luckily.
There were stairs we walked down to the river, where the building was located.
It was nice to have this walking structure, as im sure it would be quite muddy due to people going in and out of the river.
Once we were within the closed in fence, I got to see the building unobstructed. The ultraviolet sky coming through the brick walls had a real interesting look to it.
A closer look at the brickwork, its all that survived the fires.
A smaller wall, remaining with some trees leaning on it. I was told by the guide its a constant battle to keep the buildings clear of vines and trees. The forest wants to take back the region.
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I take pictures with a special camera. Its a Mirrorless DSLR that has been modified by Life Pixel to see light in other wavelengths. This allows my camera to see light in the Infrared [IR] around 1300 NM wavelength, through the visual spectrum and into the Ultraviolet A and B wavelengths roughly into the 300 NM wavelength.
I carry many filters on me to make the photos you see in my blog, these filters screw on my lens and help me isolate certain wavelengths for certain scenes. These filters can be IR / UV pass-through filters to assist me get a natural photo taking out the UV and IR light. Or I may use a Infrared pass-through filter capture just IR light. I can do the same with UV light as well, though I need some better filters which they can cost a few hundred dollars for true Ultraviolet pass through filters. So for right now I have B + W 403 bandpass filters that still allow some IR light in, due to their cheaper material.
There are also exotic glasses made of sapphire and germanium I am open to working with to replace my silica glass hot mirror with a material that allows even longer wavelengths of infrared to enter my cameras sensor. Special sensors, lenses and filters of that material would be needed as well, so it would be a big project but one that may give some even more unique photography results.
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