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A few photographs here adding to the overall series of monochrome rural camp cabins.

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This group was taken at the Methodist Campgrounds at Indian Fields, South Carolina.

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South Carolina.

Antiques

Every old town still trying to hang on has the ‘antique’ shops along Main Street. Some shops do have a few antiques, but for the most part they sell ‘stuff’. Anything that someone might buy.

Antiques
Antiques

The real treasures are the shops and buildings themselves. All are way past their prime but just exude character.

I think shooting  here makes a photographer work hard for a decent image. It’s too easy to point and click.

But B&W shots here let us push the pure blacks, bright whites, and use shading to accent what we think is important in the shot.

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Antiques

Without ‘artsy’ talk… it lets me play with the end result, and use gear general left in the bag.

 

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These are the types of rustic, antique looking shots I enjoy creating.

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Monochrome’s are all about using the shade, textures, and shadows. Some photographers really pushed shadows in the Film Noir style. I love the style but lean more towards blending the light.

Over time I have created my own custom presets for both Lightroom and NIK Silver Efex. I use them as a starting point and it helps keep continuity if needed for an article.

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Tabernacle Meeting House

We have visited several Methodist Camp Meeting grounds but I think this one is designed the closest to the biblical Israelite camp  descriptions.

Tabernacle Meeting House
Tabernacle Meeting House

The Tabernacle sits in encircled by 99 tents (cabins now).

Tabernacle Meeting House
Tabernacle Meeting House

Preachers ‘riding the circuit’  would give the sermons, attendees stayed in tents as described in the bible. These were known as revival meetings, now called camp meetings.

Tabernacle Meeting House
Tabernacle Meeting House

Every year, no matter pandemic, civil war, other disasters, a week of meetings is held. This included 2020.

If you are a southern Methodist you will have at least heard of revivals still being held. If not, seeing a camp is an extraordinary piece of history. On a shoot once we actually had a private helicopter land in a nearby field when the grounds were spotted from above.

Talk about odd, this Yankee gave a small (respectful) tour of the camp explaining the history.

Tabernacle Meeting House
Tabernacle Meeting House
Tabernacle Meeting House
Tabernacle Meeting House

Indian Fields Camp Ground, South Carolina.