Tag Archives: Church

Down An Alley, Charleston

I can never do justice to this cemetery, especially with the subtle fall colors there.

It can be difficult to read some of the headstones given their age. I have found many names I recognize as the founders of the Charleston settlements.

Down An Alley, Charleston
Down An Alley, Charleston

All around the cemetery, even after you emerge from the alley, are old historical buildings. In the distance you can see the newer parts of town but even that doesn’t change the atmosphere here. You always feel enclosed, inside something old.

Down An Alley, Charleston
Down An Alley, Charleston

Taken at Jacobs Alley off King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Cemetery, Back Alley Walk

All these photographs here were taken off the back alley that runs between Charlestons King and Archdale streets.

Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk

On King there is a small sign by the wrought iron gates, most people are hesitant to walk down an alley. They miss a true adventure.

Center Of Town, Charleston

In the center of Charleston there is an alley running between two historical buildings, now retail stores, in a busy shopping area. The alley has been there since the 1770’s.

A walk through the large iron gate brings you to an old  hidden peaceful graveyard.

Center Of Town, Charleston
Center Of Town, Charleston

The church here was unofficially named The Archdale Street Meeting House. The Circular Church had out grown it’s space so a second meeting house was built. Ultimately it became a separate organization.

Center Of Town, Charleston
Center Of Town, Charleston

The old graveyard is a snap shot in time off the busiest street in Charleston.

Shadows And Light

These images are all about finishing the process. The photograph starts the flow, then depending on the subject post processing completes it. Not that all my, or others, photographs get heavy editing. But some will require it.

Shadows And Light
Shadows And Light

These are images that I had set aside for a rainy day project. It rained, got cold, hence the project.

Shadows And Light
Shadows And Light

Basically the photo was shot in a RAW format, light and contrast updated in Adobe Lightroom, NIK was used for some shading, and finally a bit of fine tuning again in Lightroom.

Not as complicated as it sounds. Over time I have created my own custom ‘themes’, or presets, in all my editing software. I start with a custom set and fine tune from there.

Shadows And Light
Shadows And Light