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.
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.
Taken at Jacobs Alley off King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.
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.
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.
The old graveyard is a snap shot in time off the busiest street in Charleston.
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.
These are images that I had set aside for a rainy day project. It rained, got cold, hence the project.
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.