Does a series like this make you uncomfortable? My style certainly doesn’t help. But when I take these photographs I am certainly focused on the ‘rust and ruin’.
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From a walk around a small town. As usual I choose to use black and white on this type of shot.
Some towns have revitalized their main streets, others are still trying.
Another sign of changing downtown.
Photographed while out exploring.
Christmas lights in July, wide streets with no cars, and people gone.
It’s usually never as bleak as the black and white photograph can portray it. I admit to slanting my B&W images that way. It’s the medium and how I like to use it.
Of course there are locations that a soft color shot is just as effective.
A late afternoon storm came by while we were out in the marshes. Heavy rains had already passed by. Now the weather had moved away.
All 3 images are from the same relative spot, I just walked further down the berm for a different angle.
I didn’t stay out there long but no lightning was around, just wind and far off thunder.
Its construction began in 1772 when the Society of Dissenters (now known as the Circular Congregational Church) needed more space than its Meeting Street location could provide. It was nearly complete in 1776 when the Revolutionary War began, finally being repaired and officially dedicated in 1787.
During the past several years we photographed the interiors, focusing on lighting from stained glass, of multiple cathedrals and historic churches. So when given the chance to just walk in and shoot we jumped at it.
The fan vaulted ceiling (see above) is rare and considered one the best built.
Since this wasn’t a planned shoot we could not really ask them to turn all the lights off. A little pushy, so we went with what we had.
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