Category Archives: Black and White

Monochrome Great Egret

A photograph that started out in color, and was neither good, or bad. Basically an Egret image like the hundreds on this site. I deleted it.

I later needed a B&W / monochrome image and remembered this. I finished the photo and published it on the B&W group web site.

Turned out to be a photo many of the members thought well of.

Reenforces the point; ‘what do I know’ 😂.

Monochrome Great Egret
Monochrome Great Egret

 

Silhouette, Reddish Egret

Many wildlife photographers know the drama and dancing of both the Tricolored Heron and Snowy Egret.

This is the real master of dance the others imitate. The Reddish Egret.

Silhouette, Reddish Egret
Silhouette, Reddish Egret

Their entire life is spent on the beaches along the southern coasts of Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. Never inland, on a rare occasion the beaches / barrier islands of South Carolina and Georgia.

 

Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian

The church is one of the oldest in Charleston. Like several others in town the congregation was formed when the original church could no longer support the growth. The First (Scotts) church is close to the harbor, this building is on what was considered the far end of Charleston.

Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian
Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian
Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian
Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian

I had never been in the grave yard before. maybe the gates are usually locked. Compared to the local churches the burial area is small.

Many of the headstones were dated just a few years before the start of the US civil war. During the war minimal damaged occurred this far up the peninsular. Ships canon could not reach up here. However, during the federal troop occupation later on nothing was completely spared.

Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian
Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian
Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian
Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian

The black and white photographs were done a little different than my usual method. Here I used DxO Filmpack with a 35mm Delta film filter as the base conversion and modified to be a bit softer. I had forgotten how ‘rough’ Delta film actually was.

Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian
Grave Yard, Second Presbyterian

Second Presbyterian Church, Meeting Street, Charleston.