This is one our favorite places to photograph. It is on National Register of Historic Places and is the only extant, complete roller mill of its type remaining in SC.
When I started this blog, my goal was to show my favorite images that I either shot or worked on any given day and I am going back to that, maybe.
The gentleman that owns the Sign Barn in Pickens, SC built/restored an example of a time gone by in our part of the country and I think he did a great job. He uses the cabin as a place to sort of unwind.
Here we are again, out in the country and i catch it while I can, before it disappears.
This old house and it’s outbuilding is why Al and I ride for hours out in the country. For me this image set represents a way of life which is mostly gone with only ghosts remaining.
Old farms always have echoes of the past and presentiments of the future which is part of what makes them so interesting to photograph.
The afternoon light in the fall on a blue sky day is so pure for me and makes great shadows.It helps capture the landscape and buildings.
South Carolina has many historic sites and this is one of the more important ones. The late fall is a great time to visit with the trees having either lost their leaves or are carrying golden leaves .Here is a link which gives a good description of the place and its history, http://chmuseums.org/battle-of-hucks-defeat-hb/. A;so check out http://www.chmuseums.org/history-hb/
Every morning, when I sit down to work, I look through some slightly older pictures to see what I can learn from them. This is a set from Bowen’s Mill, an historic site near Easley, SC. The old building is lovely in its special way. I find that fairly careful exploration of a place yields a certain pleasure to me.