Another ‘found on a walk’ photograph.
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.
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.
1849, on the Cooper River, Charleston, South Carolina.
Not a place seen by many people.
Old mausoleum, Charleston, South Carolina.