Old Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.
From a walk through an old cemetery.
I wanted the presentation to have a softer sepia look without a ‘fake’ old and dull camera style.
Not sure this is exactly what I had in mind. I did combine custom ‘presets’ in Lightroom and NIK ColorFex.
Charleston, South Carolina.
A change of pace location, yet still keep some space out and about.
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.
This Green Heron was waiting for the right moment. It was obvious he had something in his sights.
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.
Whatever caught was tiny, and in the underwater grass.
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.
The old cemetery is on a marsh, perfect for Spanish Moss.
Rusted iron fences and old headstones caught the moss as the wind blew, ultimately draping everything with it.
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.
With water as a back dropped we had a clean, clear, scene.
Of course the water has some shine, but that can be solved after the shoot.
Found on a walk.
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.
The tomb in old Magnolia Cemetery 1849, Charleston, South Carolina.