Bollinger Mill

Molly had a few days off for Spring Break. She wanted to go to Bollinger Mill. So, off we went. Base of operations was Cape Girardeau. After checking in to our motel, we went to the mill to ‘scout’ the photo opportunities for the next day. We had driven in and out of rain all day and our scouting mission was not any different. In fact, we didn’t get sunshine until the morning we were leaving the area.

Bollinger Mill State Historic site also has a covered bridge, which really was the reason we went. Molly had photographed 2 of the 4 covered bridges in Missouri and this would be #3. With the heavy rain, the normal mill pond was very high and the normal waterfall the dam makes possible was essentially non-existent.

We also took the tour of the mill and the history behind the location as well as the machinery was quite interesting. Big post and beam construction held the heavy milling machinery on 4 floors.

Molly wants to get the mill pond and waterfall in her pictures so it looks like we will have to schedule a return trip this summer.

Here are a few of her photos.

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10 days in April…. Ok– 11 days in April

The goal was to do a weekly post— so much for goals LOL

Here is the last 10 -11 days

April 6
won a photography contest
part of a fund-raiser for a good cause
Follow link— we will be here when you get finished
April 8
gave a presentation with Paul Fisher about photographing Bosque del Apache
(not quite death by power point even if I did put it together—
if you would like the pdf version— just ask– LOL)
title slide below
April 14th
Photo shoot with the Jeffco Camera Club in De Soto, MO
Had 3 hot rods
models in period clothing– lot of fun
 2 of Molly’s photos  below— I think she knocked it out of the park
April 16
Went to Fairmount Park
First time since we moved to New Haven
Saw several photographers/friends and went to dinner with my friend Jim Ansley (track photographer)
Jim has 50 to 60 years as a photographer and he is quite the story-teller. He has some great stories and I am glad he decided that I am one of the people to tell them to–fascinating life. Still editing them.
April 17
Just found out that I placed first in the weekly St Louis Camera Open Digital  competition
image below
Cape Girardeau is next on the schedule
Molly will get # 3 of the 4 Missouri Covered Bridges along with the old mill at Bollinger State Park
I will probably take a few as well, but I think my major role will be ‘camera sherpa’ for all the gear she will want to take LOL
It has been a fun and hectic 10 or 11 days–
hope you all are well
Bill & Molly