I learned photography shooting film and black and white. While out shooting other than wildlife I try to work with the goal of having as many images possible in that format. However, I admit I hedge my bet by shooting in RAW allowing both color and B&W. I could use .jpg files and monochrome settings. Fear of missing that perfect color image stops me though 😁😁.
The photos below, from old cemeteries, worked out well for monochrome.
The subject looks like John C Calhoun (click to view), not sure why this old photograph would be of him though. If you don’t know the name click the link above. The US has had more than one ‘less than honorable’ politician.
There is an old manor house in Charleston that is one of the few historical structures that has been preserved, not renovated. By ‘preserving’ the building we have the ability to see things as a snap shot in time. It may be tattered and worn, after all it did survive a wars and earthquakes, yet it is incredible to see the history, wealth, and architectural designs.
Below is the entry way, small to shoot, but immense in creative design. Stairs on either side, marble, wrought iron, hand carved details everywhere. And this is the front door way !!
We visit the historical sites a few times each year. I walk out with a camera filled with photos. Playing catch up with my other style of photography.