Visit any site about Floyd County or this part of Southwestern Virginia and you likely will find at least one shot of Mabry Mill. According to the National Park Service, the Mill is one of the most visited (and most photographed) sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

But unless the Mill is somewhere in the photograph, who knows if it was the inspiration or location for the shot.

This shot is an example. The early morning sun cut a path of light across the pond in front of the Mill, but it could have been a pond most anywhere. The light — and the duck — are the focal points of the shot. Mabry Mill provided the setting but the mill itself added nothing to the photo.