Uptown Charlotte Architectural Pattern Play

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3rd Street Architectural Abstract
3rd Street Architectural Abstract

I work in Charlotte a few days a week and enjoy scoping out architectural pattern play and street photography. Captured this composition a few weeks ago from 3rd Street looking west. One day, consumer photo software will have AI to count the number of squares in this composition. For now, anyone care to guess? For the best viewing experience, click to see a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Rustic Old Barn Abstract

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Grassy Creek Abandoned Barn 2 Composition 2
Grassy Creek Abandoned Barn 2 Composition 2

Another old barn photo? Yes! I will always stop to photograph an interesting, rustic old barn. Soon they will all be gone. Until then, I’ll continue to capture their weathered wood, patina metal surfaces, and rustic architectural features. For the best viewing experience, click to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Traffic Patterns

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
I40 and I85 Interchange 1
I40 and I85 Interchange 1

This aerial perspective of a local highway interchange in Greensboro, North Carolina, features interesting shapes and patterns in the composition.

Cheers,

C. S.

18th Century Log Cabin

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Preserved 18th Century Log Home 1

Found this well preserved 19th century log cabin on the backroads in the northwestern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Cheers,

C. S.

Season of Lent

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
St. Mary's Episcopal Composition 3
St. Mary’s Episcopal Composition 3

For Lent this year, I’ve committed to turning my thoughts and desires away from material wants and instead focusing on the simple things in life that truly sustain happiness.

C. S.

A New Perspective

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Sexton Christmas Tree Farm Composition 1
Sexton Christmas Tree Farm Composition 1

I flew my new Mavic 3 drone in Ashe County last weekend. I sought out a local Christmas Tree farm and they gladly gave me permission to fly over the farm. I’m impressed with the drone’s dynamic range and thrilled to be finally seeing from above. For the best viewing experience, click on the image to see a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Industrial Urban Exploring

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Abandoned Mineral Processing Control Panel
Abandoned Mineral Processing Control Panel

Found an abandoned mineral processing plan on Hwy 421 in Johnson Country Tennessee. This control panel had a lot of cool textures, shapes and tonality. A nice urbex find.

Cheers,

C. S.

Fading Family Farm Landscape

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Old Barn on Moore Rd Composition 1
Old Barn on Moore Rd Composition 1

When originally built, I suspect this barn was used to maintain a variety of crops for the family and local community. Now the barn is only used to store a tractor, used to cut grass now growing in former crop fields. These old barns and family farms are quickly disappearing from the rural American landscape.

Cheers,

C. S.

Ashe County Tobacco Barn

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Tobacco Barn on Parsons Hill Rd
Tobacco Barn on Parsons Hill Rd

Driving the backroads usually has a payoff for the adventurous, but patient photographer. This tobacco barn was a welcomed reward after a long dry spell traveling through rural Ashe Country, North Carolina last fall.

Cheers!

C. S.

Desert Juniper

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
NC Zoo Desert Juniper Composition 1
NC Zoo Desert Juniper Composition 1

I captured this stately old juniper in the Mangum Desert exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo, in Asheboro.

Cheers,

C. S.