Old Mill at Sunset


I stopped to shoot this old mill because the area above the falls was frozen more than normal and reflected the mill in the ice but I ended up doing a second shot with the waterfall too. The last rays of the setting sun were glowing in the mill windows and on the buildings.The little house on the left had some Christmas lights that reflected in the water to round out the shot.One thing that perplexed me here was the fact that it was 14 degrees out,the water was bitter cold pouring over the edge, but the concrete dam breast right beside me that I was leaning against was almost warm? With no gloves on,I held my hand against the wall and it felt almost warm to the touch. It is hard to believe the sun could have warmed that up in 14 degree weather with the cold of the water drawing into the concrete.