I’m a photographer living in one of the most beautiful and historical towns in the USA… and the doors are locked. No opening in sight either.
I decided to look back at one of the last shoots of an old manor house to see what hasn’t been published.
My habit of first shooting an entrance to a room to support any larger images paid off. I rarely publish the ‘intro’ shots. They are for reference.
It turns out they make decent standalone photographs.
Built by Nathaniel Russel, 1808, Charleston, South Carolina.
Unfortunately the image doesn’t work that well in the header of the page.
However I do like the tall portrait style version below.
I knew when I made the photograph it would not fit in the header here. It didn’t matter, the format fits the pose too well.
Before I even thought about getting a little closer I took the shot.
This entire group could disappear in an instant. The little ones don’t fly well, but they still move fast.
In it’s day I bet this was really something to behold.
When I see this style I think NYC, or Miami, but not small town South Carolina.
I believe this was a clothing, shoe, store. A small department store design. I don’t know much else.
There is a second store further down the main street, same name. Both have probably been a dozen other businesses by now. At this point they are closed up.
If Main Street USA ever does see a resurgence I hope buildings like this get restored, not torn down for a square box with no character.
I had intended to delete this shot, the Owl was blocked by all the bamboo.
After looking at it I liked the feeling, so here it is.
What should have been a simple shot turned into work.
The water, and the air, was filled with ‘stuff’.
Really nice bird though.