John Wesley Hall Grist Mill


The John Wesley Hall Grist Mill is located inside the Tannehill Ironworks State Park, a state historic site in Tuscaloosa County near the unincorporated town of McCalla.






  1. Len Saltiel January 29, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    Excellent images Phillip. I really like the B&W verision.

    • Phillip January 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

      Thank you Len. I appreciate you saying so.

  2. Otto von Münchow January 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Beautifully captured and processed, Phillip. Although I like both versions of the first picture, I think my favourite is the colour version. Just adds more depth to the picture, in my point of view. I also like the energy in the second picture, quite tantalizing.

    • Phillip January 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

      Thanks Otto. I agree that a color image might speak to the viewer differently than a b/w. Not that one is necessarily better, but is different, and might effect one more emotionally than the other. Thanks for your input.

  3. Rob February 1, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    Glad this structure is preserved. Excellent thinking about your last image in motion. The motion adds another dimension.

    • Phillip February 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

      Thanks Rob. I appreciate the comment!

  4. Jimi Jones February 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Love the motion you’ve shown, Phillip. Really fine work.

    • Phillip February 5, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

      Thank you Jimi. I appreciate the kind words.

  5. LensScaper February 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    I too love the way these images convey the motion and energy of this mill. I have to go for the colour version. Although much of it could be called ‘monochromatic’ there are those tremendous little flecks of pink petals at at the foot of the image. Such a small detail, but disproportionately important to the colour image.

    • Phillip February 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

      Thanks Andy. I appreciate the comment. I find myself preferring a little color in my “black and white” images sometimes. There is a 19 century preset inside of OnOne’s Perfect B/W that I’ll usually try when I begin my processing called Gum Bichromate. I love the old colors especially with historic images.

  6. Andrew Graeme Gould February 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Such beautifully crafted images, Phillip. The b&w is effective, but in this case, I’d go for the warmth of colour.

    • Phillip February 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      Thanks Andrew. It really neat how each type of image can make you you feel differently.

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