Besides my choice of presenting these in black and white, they are all about old things. all of which have their own dignity.
This set goes back to a fairly recent jaunt into the countryside. I love the shapes and textures of these old buildings. Black and white seemed good for the first two images and I liked the color interpretation for the third image.
I always find it worthwhile to revisit places I like, whether by looking at old pictures or making new ones.
This is a site that should not be missed as it is historic and will most likely disappear soon. We did not go inside the buildings as they look ready to devour anyone who enters. Here is a link to more information,http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/anderson-county/pendleton-oil-mill.html.
Here are some unpeopled views inside the old Brandon Mill, now the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. I love the large spaces with sparse furnishings.There are also artist’s studios in the building as well as a connected loft type housing development.
Al and i rode around yesterday and shot an old mill near Spartanburg and Greenville, SC.The first two images were from the outside of an old mill near Spartanburg and the rest are from a mill near Greenville. Both exteriors and interiors hold abundant secrets to photograph.
The first photograph is from Polly Gaillard’s new exhibit at the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, SC. If you live in or near Greenville, Polly’s show is well worth seeing.
The other photos are in the West End neighborhood neat the Center where I frequently go with my camera.
One of the many joys of photography has to do with memory. Most of us shoot images for many reasons and one of my major reasons is to remember places I have visited and to which I have responded. I go back to review and remember. Some photos appeal to me more than when I first looked at them and others can be better edited because I have gained some new skills. For those few who follow this blog who may not be photographers, “Try it, you’ll like it!”
Al and I were riding out in the country near Newberry, SC. The countryside is amazing in the fall with perfect light and great color.A bonus was when the engineer stopped to chat with us.
Here are some more photos from this richly visual town.
Here are a few of the old business buildings in Westminster. Many small towns have at least a few rows of old buildings with great character and scattered ghosts.
The Fernhurst Mansion on the A-B Technical College Asheville Campus is a great old building withe a big front porch on which to sit, The interaction of the columns and sky as well as the joy of the sitters makes for good looking.
The old building with overgrowth,the barn and commode, old ship hull and finallt the crushed warning cone are visually interesting and a stark reminder of how things go,
This was part of our trip to Jocassee Valley this week.
One of the joys of photography, film or digital is that one can relook at an older image with fresh eyes and better wet or digital darkroom skills.
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.
There are some great old houses in one of the historic Greenville neighborhoods. The Victorian homes and adjacent areas are richly styled and great to see.