There is an old mill in Dayton, Virginia where young boys liked to go and fish next to the big wheel. In the early 1970s I started developing and printing my own black and white photos. I went by to take a few photos of the old mill and found these young boys fishing in the mill stream. They became the perfect accessories to the mill. I loved the simplicity of it all when I look at these shots.

Old mill long standing silent by the stream
Mill stones no longer grinding corn
Giant wheel stuck in memories of the past
Mill pond remains full // water still flows
Potential energy moves on down stream
Young boys find a sweet spot near the big wheel
Long poles reach out over the water
Lost in the moment they wait for a bite
Fishing for the living next to the dead


B&W Photos: Dwight L. Roth



16 thoughts on “Fishing

  1. I’ve heard alot about the old times from my grandfather, they used to go to the nearby river everyday and play. Even my father told me when he was young, everything was really different than it is now.
    I wish I could experience that calm life.

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  2. I remember my dad. i use to come with him every time he went to fishing… I can’t even catch a single fish…That was really precious time.. a good bonding. i am very bad in fishing.. 😦 , But.. that way i made him smile and irritate sometimes hahah!! πŸ˜€ ❀ .
    Love the photography!! ❀ ❀

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