Every old building and place has a story.
This is Cedar Falls, NC. It is about 5 minutes West of Franklinville, NC next to Deep River. The Featured photo for this post shows a sign for the Cedar Falls Manufacturing Company, founded in 1836. Downstairs from their office was the Post Office. For such a small building, it probably played a vital role as the central hub concerning both commerce and social ado in the area. There used to be a park across the road with a bridge that once allowed safe passage over to an island with a lone picnic table. These things are now in ruin and disrepair. This place is left as but a memory of how life once was in a small factory town. Possibly a fond memory of a day gone by where it only took one small building like this, a factory, and a church to satisfy the needs of a small community. It is a shame there are so many places just like this one littering the river banks of the South.
QUICK TIP: It may seem daunting at first to figure out your camera settings and get out of AUTO. Try out Aperture Priority and see how your camera changes the shutter speed to maintain a good exposure! Alternatively check out Shutter Priority to see how your camera changes the Aperture to maintain a good exposure. The exposure triangle also includes ISO…but taking it one step at a time will make it much easier on you getting out of AUTO.