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Cemetery Walk

From a walk through an old cemetery.

Cemetery Walk
Cemetery Walk

I wanted the presentation to have a softer sepia look without a ‘fake’ old and dull camera style.

Cemetery Walk
Cemetery Walk

Not sure this is exactly what I had in mind. I did combine custom ‘presets’ in Lightroom and NIK ColorFex.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Found On A Walk

A change of pace location, yet still keep some space out and about.

Found On A Walk
Found On A Walk

Charleston has been a commerce port for a few hundred years. Besides the Victorian and Gothic designs in old cemeteries the ‘quick history’ in epitaphs can tell an interesting story.

The background headstone marks a person from Palermo, Sicily, 1821 – 1880. The most interesting times in Charleston’s history…not to mention the voyage the family made to be here.

Salad With His Meal, Green Heron

This Green Heron was waiting for the right moment. It was obvious he had something in his sights.

Salad With His Meal, Green Heron
Salad With His Meal, Green Heron

Ellen (PassingByPhoto.com , click here for her shots) and I were shooting from different angles, the Heron was too busy to care.

Half the time when waiting for the strike I miss it because the lens gets too heavy to keep holding steady. Not this time.

Salad With His Meal, Green Heron
Salad With His Meal, Green Heron

Whatever caught was tiny, and in the underwater grass.

Salad With His Meal, Green Heron
Salad With His Meal, Green Heron

Salad With His Meal, Green Heron
Salad With His Meal, Green Heron

The Green Heron was fine with eating the little fish along with some greens.

Full disclosure; I had my ‘one size fits all’ lens on. So weight was half of a big one. Heavy, but not bad.

Hunting Green Heron

Green Heron can be very hard to find, at least where a clear image can be taken. This one was under over hanging branches, but Ellen spotted him.

Hunting Green Heron
Hunting Green Heron

With water as a back dropped we had a clean, clear, scene.

Hunting Green Heron
Hunting Green Heron

Of course the water has some shine, but that can be solved after the shoot.

To The Receiving Tomb

The building at the end of this dirt road is a Receiving Tomb. Something not seen much, most have been removed from old cemeteries.

Prior to burial in the 1800’s the deceased were held inside buildings like this. There are known cases where it was years before a grave site was ready. Large monuments and detailed headstones came from long distances.

To The Receiving Tomb
To The Receiving Tomb

The tomb in old Magnolia Cemetery 1849, Charleston, South Carolina.