Tag Archives: landscape

Cold Water, And A Lighthouse

As a change of pace and to mix the article content here…Morris Light, South Carolina.

Cold Water, And A Lighthouse - click to enlarge
Cold Water, And A Lighthouse – click to enlarge

The Lighthouse is on  small island in the Charleston harbor. It is no longer operational, and tilting to the right now.

Cold Water, And A Lighthouse - click to enlarge
Cold Water, And A Lighthouse – click to enlarge

The photograph is straight, the light is leaning.

Old Charleston Headstones

A few new photographs from my collection of old grave sites. They are in no particular order. What they all have in common is age and a beautiful location. A little bit of a haunting look doesn’t hurt either.

Old Charleston Headstones - click to enlarge
Old Charleston Headstones – click to enlarge

Click any image above to view the gallery.

 

 

Old Magnolia

There is definitely beauty in the aging of the old cemeteries. This particular photograph is from the far back end of Magnolia Cemetery. The marshland side.

Old Magnolia - click to enlarge
Old Magnolia – click to enlarge

Several of the old crypts face the marsh, this section above is surrounded by huge Live Oaks covered in moss.

This area of Charleston is one of my favorite places to shoot. I’ve made a habit of saving the photographs, unseen or finished, to review at a later date. So today was a later date for this one.

New England Headstone, South Carolina

This is an old headstone from one of the cemeteries in the Charleston ‘old town’ section.

New England Headstone, South Carolina - click to enlarge
New England Headstone, South Carolina – click to enlarge

I was always surprised at just how similar the styles of design were in Charleston, New England, and many of the other places we have photographed.

I never thought headstone carving could be an industry. But it was. For almost 200 hundred years they were all carved, then shipped, from New England quarries. In the 1860’s that stopped and it’s clearly a different look from then on.