Category Archives: Black and White

Fence Posts, Sparrows

The exposure here was taken from the bright background. I wanted to keep the foreground dark. It was an experiment to see how a new lens would handle contrasts.

Fence Posts, Sparrows - click to enlarge
Fence Posts, Sparrows – click to enlarge

When I shot the photograph I only knew of one bird, the second on top was pretty much hidden.

Ultimately I finished the image much lighter than planned, which gave this odd flat look.

Not really sure how I feel about the photograph overall, but I did learn a little more about the lens.

 

Wood Stork, Black And White

I did not think this would be any good. It’s really busy, contrasts everywhere, just too much ‘stuff’. However, the stork was in the perfect position to the open background.

Wood Stork, Black And White - click to enlarge
Wood Stork, Black And White – click to enlarge

The marshes are wonderful for photography but the enormous amount of things growing can over power any image.

 

Old Working Lighthouse

Georgetown Lighthouse. Also called the North Island Light, this historic beacon stands on North Island at the mouth of Winyah Bay where it still serves as a working navigational guide.

Old Working Lighthouse - click to enlarge
Old Working Lighthouse – click to enlarge

I took this shot from across the bay in a secluded wildlife preserve. I though a monochrome worked best since it’s the oldest working light in SC.

Old Head Stones, Monochrome

Like many people I am fascinated by old cemeteries and their history. Over the last few years I have photographed hundreds of scenes. Every once in a while I find a new image to publish.

Old Head Stones, Monochrome - click to enlarge
Old Head Stones, Monochrome – click to enlarge

Just an aside, I noticed how the old headstones both in the old southern cemeteries and New England’s were so similar. It turns out the master carvers were in New England. Until the Civil War many head stones were created up north and shipped down here.