A Quiet Corner, Cemetery

Exploring a new area.

A Quiet Corner, Cemetery
A Quiet Corner, Cemetery

There are many small corners I’ve never seen before in the Charleston (Magnolia) cemetery area.

A Quiet Corner, Cemetery
A Quiet Corner, Cemetery

I have finally found a decent map showing the different locations and cemeteries along this stretch of marsh. Most opened in the 1850’s when the church yards were filling, yellow fever appeared, and finally pressure from city government for changes.

A Quiet Corner, Cemetery
A Quiet Corner, Cemetery

Return To His Mate, Great Egret

This scene would have made a nice series. The Egret returning, interaction with the mate.

Not to be.

Return To His Mate, Great Egret
Return To His Mate, Great Egret

Two photographs only. I must have shifted a little since I changed the focus and locked on the branches. It happens when holding a big lens for a period of time.

Return To His Mate, Great Egret
Return To His Mate, Great Egret

I will be happy with just two. It is a pair of Great Egrets after all.

A Visit To Shady Grove

Shady Grove is a United Methodist Campground church meeting grounds. Similar to the Cypress and Indian Field sights. However Shady Grove was founded after the Civil War in 1870. The others are older, from the late 1700’s.

As with other Methodist Campgrounds meetings (revivals) are still held each year.

A Visit To Shady Grove
A Visit To Shady Grove

Shady Grove is on land given to a group of newly freed African American slaves in exchange for help harvesting a rice plantation.

A Visit To Shady Grove
A Visit To Shady Grove

Shady Grove has a history of troubles. In 1958, 1969, and 1978 the buildings were destroyed by fire. In 1991 the camp was rebuilt and is now the largest of their kind.

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The Methodist Campgrounds have been the source for numerous articles here.

To view additional Campgrounds please click the ‘Tag’ below marked Camp. The articles will be displayed…enjoy it’s a fascinating trip.

 

Morning Fly By, Pelican

I didn’t think I would get this shot.

Times like this are when you fill a memory card (or two). Some photographers I know work a busy situation very methodically, picking out a single spot to capture.

I have two methods. At first, using the ‘get a shot first’ rule, I will catch as many scenes as possible, fast. This was one of them.

Morning Fly By, Pelican
Morning Fly By, Pelican

After a bit, and I catch my breath, I will also work on interesting spots of action.

I should be more discriminating early on but it’s too easy to have something go wrong and get nothing.

If you’re comfortable with your camera setup some custom settings, also have speed, aperture, and manual preset. After that you can quickly change to another setting without leaving the viewfinder.

 

TPJ Photography