Category Archives: Black And White Photography

Charleston Graveyards

Charleston graveyards can be found behind every church, down many alleys, almost anywhere.

Charleston Graveyards
Charleston Graveyards
Charleston Graveyards
Charleston Graveyards

There’s an entire tourist industry built around showing people all the hidden nooks and crannies.

I’ve been wandering around them for seven years and still find new spots.

Charleston Graveyards
Charleston Graveyards

Charleston, South Carolina.

1864, Found On A Walk (Film Filter)

This was taken in a corner of Soldiers Ground, a US Civil War cemetery in Charleston. The year 1864 saw many graves filled here with Confederate troops. General Sherman on the federal side was starting his ‘march to the sea’ with Georgia and South Carolina in the path.

1864, Found On A Walk
1864, Found On A Walk

Note; The finish of this photograph is in the style of the Bonfils Studio, Lebanon.

FĂ©lix Adrien Bonfils was a French photographer and writer who was active in the Middle East. He was one of the first commercial photographers to produce images of the Middle East on a large scale and amongst the first to employ a new method of color photography, developed in 1880. The studio sold photographs from catalog’s which were first introduced at the 1878 Paris Exposition.

You are now in possession of information you will most likely never need.

Shrimpers, Monochrome

Commercial shrimpers tied up at the docks.

The trawling season is a bit flexible I think. There are three different seasons. South Carolina DNR checks the waters and determines time frames. A bit confusing to a land guy.

Shrimpers, Monochrome
Shrimpers, Monochrome

I love to shoot these boats and piers so I just go by the tide and hope for the best. There’s always something here. Besides, plenty of sea food places to eat.

Shrimpers, Monochrome
Shrimpers, Monochrome

Monochrome Shrimp Boats, Shem Creek, South Carolina.

St Michael’s Anglican Church, Black And White

Looking down the center aisle of St. Michaels. The lighting and stained glass here make this one of the most colorful churches in a city filled with historical churches.

What I didn’t expect was a B&W photo to be so interesting. Without the color all the details take over.

St Michael's Anglican Church, Black And White

St Michael’s Anglican Church, Black And White

Found On A Walk, Church Grave Yards

A few shots taken as we walked through several of the old Charleston church yards.

Found On A Walk, Church Grave Yards
Found On A Walk, Church Grave Yards

These wanderings are a lesson in history. You will find stories from the US Revolutionary War, our Civil War, pandemics, and even earthquakes.

Found On A Walk, Church Grave Yards
Found On A Walk, Church Grave Yards
Found On A Walk, Church Grave Yards
Found On A Walk, Church Grave Yards

Charleston, South Carolina.