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This shot was taken using a NIKON D5000 at ISO 100, f/16, for 3sec

Alfred Reagan’s Tub Mill Overflow

Toward the end of the Roaring Fork Motor Trail in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you will drive by Alfred Reagan’s Tub Mill. You won’t be able to miss it, as it sits right next to the road. Across from the tub mill you will find The Alfred Reagan Place.

On this trip down the motor trail Jerry Denham and I were not interested in the house, but found more interest to the surrounding area of the tub mill. Along the side of the mill are some stairs that lead down to under the structure and along the Roaring Fork River.

After climbing down and walking up the river, I came across this waterfall that is being created by the overflow of water from the raceway (the part of the mill that channels the water to the water wheel). A majority of the overflow is happening on the opposite side of the raceway, but travels back under and flows into the river below.

Due to the weather conditions this day and the tree cover, this image was taken using ISO 100 with an aperture of f/16 for 3 seconds. Using the slow shutter speed helps to create the smooth flowing effect of the water.

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