The old cemeteries off the Cooper River in Charleston are my go to spot for B&W / Monochrome photography. The subjective ‘old ruin’ look is interesting with contrasts, shades, and textures here perfect for the format.
Besides, the whole Gothic / Victorian scenery is fascinating. Throw in some eerie Spanish Moss and you get darn spooky. One of the better Charleston Tour Guides is even giving evening walks through this old section.
There has been a number of slide shows online recently of photographs taken in the US southern states during the 1930’s – 1940’s. This prompted me to again go through the DxO film to digital library. In particular the ‘time line’ option where you can view samples of photographs sorted by dates taken.
These photographs are from my own modified film filters in DxO film packs. Nothing more than a little dodging and burning that would have been done in the (smelly) developer if they were shot in 35mm film.
Charleston, South Carolina.
5 thoughts on “Cemetery Walk In Monochrome”
With my father currently in hospice, this scene is on my mind. I went to the cemetery where much of my family is buried but didn’t have my camera. I will have to get some monochrome shots to preserve them for my children’s children who probably won’t make any trips to Illinois from Georgia to visit cemeteries. Great photos! William
Sorry to here about your father, a difficult time.
Sorry to hear about your father William – I just went through that with my mother and I know how difficult it can be.
I am always checking out any cemeteries we pass by, especially those tucked away and/or long forgotten. As a Halloween aficionado, I am always getting new ideas for our annual haunted trail. Definitely looks more eerie in the monochrome treatment.
😁, thanks. Gothic works almost always need monochrome 😂😂