Tag Archives: Charleston

Cemetery Hidden Away

Charleston is called the ‘Holy City’ due to the number of churches here. Many of them date back hundreds of years and were founded by settlers coming to town for religious freedom.

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Cemetery Hidden Away – click to enlarge

Old churches means just as many cemeteries.

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Cemetery Hidden Away – click to enlarge

Being in the city center many are small, some over grown, and a patch work of grave sites.

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Cemetery Hidden Away – click to enlarge
Cemetery Hidden Away - click to enlarge
Cemetery Hidden Away – click to enlarge

The photographs here were finished with an antique, almost creamtone look.

Shadows, Reflections, And Changing Light In A Swamp

Shooting in places like this are next to impossible, so I keep doing it. The thing is, standing there you can take in the whole scene. Besides the visual you hear, smell. even touch (usually a bug).

Shadows, Reflections, And Changing Light In A Swamp - click to enlarge
Shadows, Reflections, And Changing Light In A Swamp – click to enlarge

This photograph has everything you can imagine. There is so much, and textures, and glare….

Sometimes I find the balance, most times not.

Walk Through An Old Cemetery

Each time I walk around one of these cemeteries I try to find a new path. However a new path always seems to lead to neat and tidy rows of square marble. I don’t stay there long.

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Walk Through An Old Cemetery – click to enlarge

I search out the old rust and ruin areas. They have character and tell stories.

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Walk Through An Old Cemetery – click to enlarge

Even small, almost out of place markers meant something once.

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Walk Through An Old Cemetery – click to enlarge
Walk Through An Old Cemetery - click to enlarge
Walk Through An Old Cemetery – click to enlarge

Old Magnolia Cemetery is filled with images like these. Every walk, even on familiar trails, is filled with photo opportunities.

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Walk Through An Old Cemetery – click to enlarge