I was a fantastic fall afternoon, and Furman was threatening to lose yet another game (they didn’t, though), so I decided to head out and take some photos around town. I’m not sure why, but I wound up at the Saluda Lake Dam on the west side of town. I first turned off on the downstream side of the dam and took a few shots of the railroad trestle over the river. The bridge was absolutely covered with with graffiti, and I could see this as being a spooky place to be at night.
I drove to the other side of the highway bridge, and found a parking area with access to the river. There was a very steep trail leading down to a pool at the bottom of the dam. There were several people fishing in the area. I took a few shots of water flowing over the dam and the power plant, and of a few colorful leaves.
From the dam, I took a turn through the West Side of Greenville that doesn’t attract the restaurant crowd. These are the mill villages and more humble abodes. I came upon one church with a sign that made me turn back around to catch the photo…
It turns out they were advertising one of those scare-the-Hell-out-of-you Halloween events, but out of context it really looked weird. My first thought when I saw it was, “Well, I guess they know their congregation better than I do.”
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Some nice stuff. I like those irredescent leaf shots – about like painting with light (or at least composing with it). Yeah, all photography can be described that way, but the bright, almost stained glass looking stuff is fun to do.
I’m hoping to get a chance to do some of this myself, but not sure when. I’ve been wanting to check out a routte I noticed on Google Earth, starting in downtown, going to the train station, under the tracks, then in a long parabola by Montegan Mill and down through Parker past Woodside to the underpass into Judson, then on to the Judson mills area. A “great circle route”, making me wonder if it was designed that way.