Tag Archives: Black and White

Along Main Street USA

Not much has changed since my last walk through this Main Street. I believe it was around 2 years ago.

Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA

We can’t blame this on the Pandemic economy. It was exactly like this before Covid.

Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA

Outside of these towns the strip malls, some shopping centers, are filled, a few thrive.

Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA
Along Main Street USA

I shoot in B&W for drama, so that needs to be considered when viewing images like these. However it doesn’t change the fact Main Street is broken.

Sepia Great Egret

Working in sepia is not something I do very often. I find it’s very easy to have the photograph become washed out and flat.

Sepia Great Egret
Sepia Great Egret

I do like the softness but just pushing a button in developing software doesn’t get what I want. I may need to actually put some work into this. 😳

Monochrome Locals, Alligator

Something for a change of pace, photographs of the locals in monochrome.

Monochrome Locals, Alligator
Monochrome Locals, Alligator

They take on a different look, maybe more ominous, when outside the regular color images.

Monochrome Locals, Alligator
Monochrome Locals, Alligator
Monochrome Locals, Alligator
Monochrome Locals, Alligator

Being in the water most of the time the contrasts are little easier to work with.

Monochrome Locals, Alligator
Monochrome Locals, Alligator

The hard part is getting them in different poses. Not like they take direction very well.

 

Mausoleums Along A Marsh

Taken on a walk, old Charleston Cemetery.

Mausoleums By A Marsh
Mausoleums By A Marsh
Mausoleums By A Marsh
Mausoleums By A Marsh

Shooting scenes like this is where I much prefer black and white. The images are busy for this type of photograph but using both dodge and burn they work out well.

Mausoleums By A Marsh
Mausoleums By A Marsh
Mausoleums By A Marsh
Mausoleums By A Marsh

When I first started to shoot around Charleston only prime lens were used. That turned out to be very limiting and some shots I wanted could not even be done due to space constraints.

Now I give myself a huge range by carrying an 18-400mm. Most photos are still taken wide but now I don’t have any space problems.

Mausoleums By A Marsh
Mausoleums By A Marsh

Old Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.