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Friday, January 4, 2013

Old Mill Dam - Burlington, North Carolina

The topic of today's post is Old Mill Dam, which is located in Cedarock Park near Burlington, North Carolina.  During a recent trip to Burlington we decided to visit the dam, hoping for some late day pictures with what looked to be a pretty decent sunset.  Unfortunately, the orientation of the dam was to the east (the other side of the sky from the sunset) and due to a combination of not wanting to fight below freezing temperatures; the chance that a sunrise would not be as spectacular; and the fact the park itself does not open until 8:00 AM; taking a shot of a sunrise over the dam may not be possible.

After parking I decided that I wanted to get a shot from the "other" side of the dam, which required me to walk up and around the creek (about 2/3 mile total).  I thought about trying to cross on a fallen tree, but ultimately it was too unstable and would have likely ended up with my photography equipment (and less importantly, myself) going into the water.  Old Mill Dam was definitely a nice little find and a great subject for shooting some photos (and, of course, a blog post) and if you are in the area I highly recommend stopping by and trying to take a few shot of the dam.  If you would like to read more about Cedarock Park and Old Mill Dam please feel free to visit the Alamance County Recreation and Parks website.

In Front of Old Mill Dam

Above Old Mill Dam

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