Sagging Front Door

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Stony Creek Ruins Front Door Detail Monochrome
Stony Creek Ruins Front Door Detail Monochrome

This detail, from the house I posted a few weeks ago, shows signs of significant structural damage and decay. In my view, this is what makes the composition so interesting.

Stay cool and safe!

C. S.

Ruins at Stony Creek

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Stony Creek Ruins
Stony Creek Ruins

A turkey vulture stands guard atop an abandoned and decaying old house on a cross road in Stony Creek, located in rural Caswell County, North Carolina.

Cheers,

C. S.

Bud

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

This last summer we were in Bud It’s a small village with a coastal museum. I really nice place to visit on a rare day with beautiful weather.

LeicaQ2 Monochrom
pp CaptureOne 22

A New Perspective

Photography
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.

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.

Different Perspective

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Under Stack Rock Bridge Composition
Under Stack Rock Bridge Composition

During my 2021 fall foliage expedition in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, I followed a trail down under this bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s interesting to see the architectural features of the bridge integrated into the surrounding rocky mountainous landscape.