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.

Soccer Field Abstract

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Soccer Field Abstract 1
Soccer Field Abstract 1

I’ve stalked out this public soccer field several different times before finally capturing an interesting composition with long late afternoon shadows.

Cheers,

C. S.

Abandoned Home

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned Porch and House on Gumtree Rd
Abandoned Porch and House on Gumtree Rd

Abandonment is what first drew me back to photography. While I enjoy exploring many genres, my eye is always drawn to the ironic beauty found in decay and neglect.  See my “This Ole House” gallery for more examples of my work exploring abandoned homes.

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.

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.

Airport Cloudscape

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
PTI Airport Cloudscape 1
PTI Airport Cloudscape 1

I captured this dramatic cloudscape while visiting my commercial pilot brother-in-law, he had just dropped off a passenger at my local airport.

Cheers,

C. S.

Tracing Light

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Moses H. Cone Stairwell Composition
Moses H. Cone Stairwell Composition

The light in this stairwell at the Moses H. Cone mansion on the Blue Ridge Parkway made me think about “ray tracing”. Its a computer animation rendering algorithm that simulates the path particles of light take from the source angle as they bounce off various surfaces. I’m also reminded of Bob Heist’s lesson in Basic Photography at Randolph Community College back in the early 80s – “the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence”.