A marsh feeds this lagoon in the Magnolia Cemetery outside Charleston.
Magnolia started life as the Umbra plantation, became a park style cemetery in 1850 (with this lagoon), then the Civil War brought in hundreds of military casualties. Parts of Magnolia became a large southern military cemetery.
Cemetery Across The Lagoon
Found on a walk.
Corner Of A Grave Site
A sad part of the old cemeteries.
Another ‘found on a walk’ photograph.
Under A Shade Tree, Cemetery
This is an image of an old southern cemetery that on the surface looks to be a simple ‘snap shot’ landscape. And that was the idea behind it. Basically an old style shot of head stones and graves.
Stones In Old Black And White
These is a lot to see here so developing/finishing darkroom style was needed. I’m an old black and white photographer so I love doing this work.
The soft, almost gray look and feel is done with a Lightroom pre-set created and saved a few years ago.
Dodge and Burn, the old lighten and darken specific areas played a big part here. Bottom of image foreground was lightened.
Parts of the background were lightly burned to expose hidden/dark iron fences, head stones, and other small details.
When shooting color I rarely bother with small details like here. Monochrome images are based on light and shades so it makes a bigger difference. It’s just old school darkroom techniques.
Best viewed large.
Charleston, South Carolina.
This is so far away from the traditional cemetery.
Under A Tree, Cemetery
1849, on the Cooper River, Charleston, South Carolina.
Not a place seen by many people.
An Interesting View
Old mausoleum, Charleston, South Carolina.