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A close-up of "AUTUMN'S ANTHEM: CROPPED" by David David: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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441 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of an autumn scene with fall foliage, a watermill, a forest, and waterfalls; landscape nature photograph created by David David at Glade Creek Grist Mill in Babcock State Park, West Virginia


Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, West Virginia

Of all the places I’ve photographed this was perhaps the most straightforward location to get to and yet one of my most difficult images to capture.

Glade Creek Grist Mill is located with easy access within Babcock State Park, West Virginia. Simply park in the huge lot, walk a few feet, and you’re there. It’s frequented by everyone from seniors to young school children. Effortless image to capture right? Well, not exactly.

I was planning on spending three or four days in the New River Gorge area with photographing The Grist Mill my priority. I arrived the first day at about 3pm. It was not as busy as I expected for prime fall season. But that would change. I made the mistake of deciding to not attempt any photography then and instead spent that first half day walking the site, relaxing, and figuring out my composition for the Ultra High-Resolution Image. My reconnaissance revealed that either an early morning sunrise or evening sunset photo would work. This was going to be easy. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there.

The next four days brought some equipment failure, and then some more equipment failure, a five-car accident shutting down the freeway to The Mill for an entire day, more equipment failure, three hundred elementary school children swarming The Grist Mill like bees with at least a dozen of them kerplunking into the river, and a rude fellow photographer (Yes, they actually exist!) but on the morning of the fourth day, as I was leaving, I successfully captured the image.

The lesson I learned from all this; elementary school teachers don’t get paid enough!

Title Origin: All things considered; it was a gorgeous time spent at the Glade Creek Grist Mill. The Mill, and the surrounding landscape, was in all its fall splendor. If it could sing, it would sing a glorious autumn anthem of light, color, and beauty. Actually, I think I did hear it sing, and fortunately you can too by hanging this piece in your home or workplace. Enjoy.

Thanks ... and thanks again,

David David

Life Is An Adventure!

Date & Time2018:  
LocationGlade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, West Virginia
Coordinates37.979927, -80.946453
Focal Length250mm
Shutter Speed1/125, 1/8
ISO800, 50
Number of Exposures164
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Total Pixels441,045,000
Horizontal Pixels29,700
Vertical Pixels14,850
Aspect Ratio2 : 1
File Size2,520 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)8.25 feet
Height @ 300ppi4.13 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)16.5 feet
Height @ 150ppi8.25 feet

Date & Time2018:  
LocationGlade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, West Virginia
Coordinates37.979927, -80.946453
Focal Length250mm
Shutter Speed1/125, 1/8
ISO800, 50
Number of Exposures164

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