Reclamation

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned Neaves Home Composition 1
Abandoned Neaves Home Composition 1

The overgrown vegetation and patina on metal are both evidence of Mother Nature’s slow but persistent reclamation of the natural and man-made world.  Our sense of order is often at odds with Hers. Will we regain our lost ability to live harmoniously before it’s too late?

Hawksbill Mountain, pt2

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Hawksbill Mountain Rockscape 1
Hawksbill Mountain Rockscape 1

Late afternoon view from the top of Hawksbill Mountain looking south along the east side of Linville Gorge towards Table Rock and Shortoff Mountains. For the best viewing experience, click to see a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Hawksbill Mountain in Linville Gorge

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Hawksbill Mountain Vignette 1
Hawksbill Mountain Vignette 1

I hiked to the top of Linville Gorge about an hour before sunset during my fall color expedition earlier this month. Of course there were just as many monochrome opportunities!

Cheers,

C. S.

Looking Into the Abandoned

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Sagging Abandoned House 1
Sagging Abandoned House 1

Look through the windows into this sagging old abandoned house and imagine the lives once lived here and why this home was ultimately abandoned. For the best view into this home, click to see a high resolution version.

Cloud Silhouette

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Rough Ridge Cloud Silhouette Monochrome
Rough Ridge Cloud Silhouette Monochrome

Just 10 minutes before sunset, a large cloud briefly swept in towards this vantage point on Rough Ridge Overlook just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) in North Carolina. See more of my BRP Gallery here.

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.

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.

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.