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2,593 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Mabry Mill; photograph created by John Freeman at Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

Mabry Mill

2,593 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

The sights and sounds of old time Rural Appalachia fill the air at Mabry Mill during summer and fall. Ed Mabry built the mill where he and his wife Lizzy ground corn, sawed lumber, and did blacksmithing for three decades. The old mill, cultural demonstrations, and a decades-long tradition of Sunday afternoon music and dancing continue to draw visitors today.

As an iconic spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mabry Mill is one of the most popular and recognized landmarks of Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Located at Milepost 176, the mill is one of the most photographed places on the parkway and offers a beautiful scene during all four seasons. This photo quite possibly is one of the highest resolution photos ever taken of the mill. It is made up of 153 focus stacked images derived from a total of 1,718 individual shots producing a 9.5 ft. x 21 ft. final size.

Mabry Mill was originally constructed in 1905 by Ed and Lizzie Mabry. It was in operation by 1908 and was used by many in the region who brought their corn to be ground.

The mill had a lack of water power, earning it a reputation as a "slow mill," but because of this, the mill would not grind too fast or scorch the corn, which resulted in the Mabry's mill being known for producing some of the finest tasting corn meal in the region.

Ed would eventually construct a sawmill and woodworking shop alongside the grist mill, and a number of the tools he used in the shop were powered by the waterwheel. He would also go on to build a nearby blacksmith shop.

Ed Mabry passed away in 1938 and the National Park Service purchased the property from Lizzie. The Park Service completely restored the facility in 1942 and continues to preserve the area as a celebration of the rich culture of Virginia's Blue Ridge.

The mill still stands as a unique symbol of the region's heritage and has attracted visitors from around the world.

Date & TimeOctober 21, 2021:  2:11pm - 2:36pm
LocationMabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia
Coordinates36.751030, -80.405974
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter Speed1/125 sec.
ISO400
Number of Exposures1718
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Total Pixels2,593,193,988
Horizontal Pixels75,851
Vertical Pixels34,188
Aspect Ratio2.22 : 1
File Size14,818 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)21.07 feet
Height @ 300ppi9.5 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)42.14 feet
Height @ 150ppi18.99 feet

Date & TimeOctober 21, 2021:  2:11pm - 2:36pm
LocationMabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia
Coordinates36.751030, -80.405974
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter Speed1/125 sec.
ISO400
Number of Exposures1718

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