Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Ruins of Sheldon Church

Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
 (Velvia slide film)




About an hour drive south of Charleston are the ruins of Old Sheldon Church. It was built during the colonial era (1753) in Greek Revival style and served the plantations of Prince William Parish. It was burnt by the British during the American Revolution (1779), and rebuilt soon after the war only to feel the devastating effects of General Sherman's March through South Carolina during the American Civil War (1865).

These days the ruins are much more peaceful. They are a popular venue for outdoor weddings, picnics, and a favorite subject of photographers.


22 comments:

  1. Nice framing of the trees. Looks inviting.

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  2. Lovely choice of tone for this image.
    Have a great Sunday Doug!

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  3. I can see why its a favorite for folks. You have such a great eye, I always love your perspective and the way you frame things.

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  4. Nasty English, eh? ;o)
    They did the same thing to the Scots.

    So is this frame in frame in frame? ;o)

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  5. These bricks have witnessed so much history!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  6. Wonderful capture. Excellent graphics. Marvelous tones. I hope that you escape the wrath of Sandy.

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    1. We were lucky to have only gusty and wet weather Saturday. The worst of the storm past us out at sea. Thanks for asking :^)

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  7. Excellent architectural shot of this imposing structure of times gone by. The symmetry is really spot-on!

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  8. Wonderful detail and toning as well as interesting symmetrical composition.

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  9. whoa ... cool relics ... thought it was shot from Europe ...

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  10. Awsome composition Doug. Inspiring photograph.

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  11. A lot of history here. I like the exposure of more plans.

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  12. The archways beg you to walk through them. No wonder it's a favourite for weddings and photographers, I can imagine there is so much more to it as well.

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  13. a stunningly beautiful place, captured in a most attractive way. the perspective and the angle are superb!
    (my wife's cousin and her husband are in charleston at the moment - i'm sure they'll like it as much as i liked it. i hope they won't feel the effects of sandy too much ...)

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  14. Love the mood created by your process: the sepia works so well here, and these ruins are so beautiful like this. I like it.
    Have a nice day.

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  15. A well selected tonal colour sharing an empathy with the old brickwork...

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  16. I love this shot--very cool perspective, framing and textures!

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  17. Fantastic mood in this shot! Love the framing, toning and perspective!

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  18. A lovely image, Doug. As well as the beautiful textures, what I really like about this one is the layering effect, from those outermost columns through to the background.

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