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

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
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

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
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

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
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.

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.

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

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
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.

Decay in Nature

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Tree Fungus and Decay Composition 1
Dying Tree Fungus and Decay Composition 1

This dying tree caught my eye while walking through a local greenway. Whether its old barns, houses, antiques or dying trees, there is always transience of life and beauty to be appreciated in decay. For the best viewing experience, click to see a high resolution image featuring the details of natural decay.

Cheers,

C. S.

Gutted Building

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Gutted Albermarle Building Composition 1

Gutted Albermarle Building Composition 1

This abandoned building in downtown Albermale, North Carolina has apparently been gutted to renovation. For the best viewing experience, click to see a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Ocean Crest Fishing Pier Sunset

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Ocean Crest Fishing Pier at sunset on Oak Island, North Carolina

Oak Island is one of several barrier islands on the North Carolina coast running east and west near the border with South Carolina. For the best viewing experience, click to see a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.