Category Archives: Marsh

Cemetery Walk In Monochrome

The old cemeteries off the Cooper River in Charleston are my go to spot for B&W / Monochrome photography. The subjective ‘old ruin’ look is interesting with contrasts, shades, and textures here perfect for the format.

Besides, the whole Gothic / Victorian scenery is fascinating. Throw in some eerie Spanish Moss and you get darn spooky. One of the better Charleston Tour Guides is even giving evening walks through this old section.

Cemetery Walk In Monochrome
Cemetery Walk In Monochrome

There has been a number of slide shows online recently of photographs taken in the US southern states during the 1930’s – 1940’s. This prompted me to again go through the DxO film to digital library. In particular the ‘time line’ option where you can view samples of photographs sorted by dates taken.

These photographs are from my own modified film filters in DxO film packs. Nothing more than a little dodging and burning that would have been done in the (smelly) developer if they were shot in 35mm film.

Cemetery Walk In Monochrome
Cemetery Walk In Monochrome
Cemetery Walk In Monochrome
Cemetery Walk In Monochrome

Charleston, South Carolina.

Don’t Look Up, Spider

This year I have published almost nothing on my biggest swamp nemesis. The giant man eating Orb Weaver.

OK, no real evidence they prey on humans but I know they must. Huge critters that make steel webs and can cause adults of all ages to squeal like young children can eat anything they want.

Don’t Look Up, Spider
Don’t Look Up, Spider

Now there is bad news. A new invasive spider, that looks similar, is here. I have not seen any but have heard they are as large as a bus.

I’m doomed…..

Don’t Look Up, Spider
Don’t Look Up, Spider

 

Came Home For Food, Great Egret

Hard to tell if he actually did get fed, I assume so. Other wise why come back… he’s a bird not a teenager.

Came Home For Food, Great Egret
Came Home For Food, Great Egret
Came Home For Food, Great Egret
Came Home For Food, Great Egret

I’ve got to believe this is the last Great Egret youngster for the year.

Came Home For Food, Great Egret
Came Home For Food, Great Egret
Came Home For Food, Great Egret
Came Home For Food, Great Egret

At least he doesn’t bring laundry too.

Tricolored Heron, Tiny Dry Spot

This was like a ‘touch and go’ pilots use to practice landings.

The Heron popped up from the tall grass along the edge of this marsh pond. I didn’t know he was there until he was into the air. But when he turned to land on the spot of brush I thought I was lucky, a few good shots to come..

Well, I didn’t rush but he touched his feet down, turned, and was up and moving again.

I caught a single focused shot.

Tricolored Heron, Tiny Dry Spot
Tricolored Heron, Tiny Dry Spot

This is a young Tricolored Heron, probably from this years hatching.