Tag Archives: Black and White

Closed, Main Street

Time has not been good to many small towns. I have walked, and shot, this street several times in the past year. Nothing has changed, one way or the other.

Closed, Main Street - click to enlarge
Closed, Main Street – click to enlarge

Anything I can think to say here will sound political to someone. So I will not make any comments other than to ask, is there anything that could breath life back into small town Main Street?

Closed, Main Street - click to enlarge
Closed, Main Street – click to enlarge
Closed, Main Street - click to enlarge
Closed, Main Street – click to enlarge

 

Great Egret, Drama

Great Egrets make a perfect subject when you want to work in a traditional ‘high key’ B&&W method.

Personally I find wildlife difficult to use in this medium. There is almost always too much distraction in the surroundings.

I think it worked here.

Great Egret, Drama - click to enlarge
Great Egret, Drama – click to enlarge

 

Road Ends

This is one of my favorite B&W shots. It was originally published on an all Black and White web site last year.

Shot in a small rural town in South Carolina, the main focus of the image was the rough end of an old dirt road. And signs by the RR track were clear, the road ends.

And then, with perfect timing…

Road End - click to enlarge
Road End – click to enlarge

a small Guinea Hen walked out into the shot.

I like to think of this style as ‘rural street photography’.