Ashe County Christmas Tree Farm

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Old Christmas Tree Farm
Old Christmas Tree Farm

This old Christmas tree farm on the back roads of Ashe County, North Carolina appears to be in decline.

Cheers,

C. S.

Urban Abstract

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Downtown Albemarle Fire Escape Composition 1
Downtown Albemarle Fire Escape Composition 1

Many photographers, including me, can sometimes be found roaming downtown alleyways looking for the architectural abstracts or street photography gems hidden behind the main street façade.

Cheers!

C. S.

Lost and Found Landscape

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South Fork Mills River Valley Composition 1
South Fork Mills River Valley Composition 1

This is from my North Carolina mountains visit last October, the composition was processed shortly after and ready to publish, but was forgotten.  Fortunately, I found it while planning my 2021 trip – coming up next week.  It was captured from the Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower near Pisgah Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The tower’s stairwell was blocked at the base, but I was able to squeeze through and overcome my fear of heights to climb to just under the top platform.   I was rewarded with an amazing South Fork Mills River Valley landscape and dramatic light!

Cheers,

C. S.

Ashe County Countryside

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Horses on North Fork New River Rd Composition 1
Horses on North Fork New River Rd Composition 1

These two curious horses cooperated with my attempt to compose and interesting photo during an expedition of the North Fork New River area of Ashe County, North Carolina. I shot this at 110 mm with my Nikkor Z 70-200mm f2.8 lens.

Cheers,

C. S.

Abandoned Barn

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Abandoned barn in Grassy Creek, North Carolina in Ashe County near the border with Virginia

This abandoned old barn was another find from my Old Hwy 16 excursion while visiting Ashe County, North Carolina last month. For the best viewing experience, click to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Late Afternoon Light

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Grassy Creek Hillside Composition 1
Grassy Creek Hillside Composition 1

Stalking the rolling hills of northeast Ashe Country, North Carolina, I found this cool light about 30 minutes before sunset. I suspect the lines were plowed into the hillside for crops before it was later fenced off to keep cows. For the best viewing experience, click to view a high resolution version of the composition.

Cheers,

C. S.

Lost and Found

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Ridgewood Rd Old Barn Composition 1 Monochrome
Old Barn on Ridgewood Rd near Winston-Salem North Carolina

Back in 2015 I found this gem on the backroads of Forsyth County, near Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I must have gotten busy and never got around to reviewing and processing. By accident, I came across it again a few weeks ago. I’m sure there are other forgotten treasures in my catalog. If only I had more time for treasure hunting!

Cheers!

C. S.

Phipps Barn Detail

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Phipps Farm Barn Door Detail 1
Phipps Farm Barn Door Detail 1

While vacationing over Labor Day weekend in the mountains of Ashe County, North Carolina, I spent some time traveling the backroads and found this cool barn near Landsing, NC. For the best viewing experience, click on the image to see a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Oak Island Sunset Fisherman

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Oak Island Fisherman 1
Oak Island Fisherman 1

I captured this fisherman casting as the sun was about to set on Oak Island, one of the southern most barrier islands in North Carolina.

Cheers,

C. S.

Camp North End Architectural Abstract

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Camp North End Keswick Roof Structure Abstract 3
Camp North End Keswick Roof Structure Abstract 3

Camp North End is a massive adaptive reuse project on a 76-acre industrial site north of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. There were numerous old warehouse structures offering photographers a rich array of compositional opportunities.

Cheers,

C. S.