From an old Spanish American War military cemetery.
Category Archives: Black and White
First Fireproof Building In The US 1827
On the outside this building looks like many of the historical buildings in town.
Inside it is built of brick, steel, and stucco.
I didn’t take many photos, it’s a hard place to get open space. The stairs gave me this view however. You can see in the shading and contrast the different hard textures. Very interesting.
Note; this is the South Carolina Historical Society.
A Corner On Meeting Street, Charleston SC
One of the best ways to see Charleston and all of it’s history is to pick a street and take a walk. The town is on a peninsula and not all that big. You can’t get lost.
Important note though, be sure to have a camera. There’s ‘stuff’ everywhere. This day I picked Meeting Street one of the central streets.
The photographs were taken at the corner of Meeting and Tradd streets. I looked right, shot, looked left, shot.
Above is the house on my right, the Bradford-Horry house. Built in 1751 it has been added to the National Historic Registry for the homes unique architecture. The house has a piazza over a public street.
Next, a church was on the left side of the street. The First (Scots) Presbyterian Church. The Second Presbyterian Church is on the far side of town. Twelve Scottish residents left the Circular Church in 1731 to form this one. The two bell towers lost their bells during the US Civil War. When new bells were available the southern tower was found to be damaged from the 1886 earthquake. Only the north tower has bells now.
I had no intention of creating this long article when I started LOL. This is what happens when you take a camera for a walk around town. Oh yeah, the ‘Brown Dog Deli’ is just down the street. They have real Italian Hero sandwiches. Not something you find in the south and another good reason to pick the Meeting Street walk.
Found in an old 1800’s Charleston home.
Marsh Scene 2/2023
Captured in the ACE Basin, a quiet marsh scene of White Pelicans.
The scene was all about using black and white contrasts. Besides, it’s not like we don’t have plenty of color Pelican photographs on this site.
Posing Great Egret
Found On A Walk, Bonaventure Cemetery
Photographing the old cemeteries has taught me to look for small statues, or mementos placed around grave sites. Many are in not so obvious spots. This one was on the edge of a monument near a tree.
Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia.
Sunset In Black And White
Not what I expected at all. Personally I am not a fan of the sky in typical monochrome landscapes. I find it dark, no contrast, basically takes away from the overall photograph. Just my opinion.
I first started this because I was already working in DxO Silver Efex. Ultimately this came about. I liked it.
Sunset, and most landscapes still are best in color, but I should try monochromes more often.
Merritt Island, Florida.