Day 4 of 5: This old gristmill

A wide angle black and white photograph of the old Batsto Village gristmill taken in portrait orientation
This old gristmill — 14mm | f/8 | ISO 100 | EXP 1/100

I’m going to the well once more. Here’s another photograph from the 184 shots I made Saturday afternoon photowalking Batsto Village. For day four of the five day black and white challenge, I went with the old Batsto gristmill we see above. In the interest of full disclosure, I had no idea what a gristmill was until mere moments ago. Thanks Google! For those just as out of the loop as me, a gristmill is used to process and grind various grains (wheat, corn, etc.). This particular gristmill was, “built in 1828 and originally operated with a wooden water wheel. In 1882, the wheel was replaced with a more efficient “side winder” water turbine.” As with the rest of Batsto Village, the building has been wonderfully preserved and will transport you back to the early 19th century. Batsto in Fall is a great way to spend an afternoon. I cannot recommend enough, New Jersey people.

Tomorrow’s the last day of the black and white challenge. What lies ahead?

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5





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