The Windsor Ruins

The Windsor Ruins, as I’m sure I explained last year, are all that’s left of one of the largest plantation houses in the state. It survived the Civil War but burned in 1890, supposedly when a guest left a cigar burning on a porch. Wow, that would be an awkward thank you card to write. “I had a lovely weekend. Sorry I burned your ancestral manse to the ground.”

I was here last year in March and it was still pretty wintry, so I wanted to come back later in the spring to take photos when the trees had leaves and things were in bloom. Not that I disliked the wintry look, it went very well with the subject matter, but I wanted to contrast. It didn’t really work out though, on account of it was so overcast that I wound up with yucky white skies. I tried using some effects on a few of the photos, just to make them a little less dull.

The Windsor Ruins

The Windsor Ruins

The Windsor Ruins

The Windsor Ruins

The Windsor Ruins

The Windsor Ruins

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Yashica MG-1: Fuji Neopan

I’ve been re-discovering my love of black & white over the past year. Like most people who learned photography pre-digital, I was taught on black & white and didn’t start shooting color until I was in my mid-20s. Fuji Neopan is my favorite 35mm black & white; I also really like Lomography’s black & white 110 film, Orca.

Some of these were taken in Mississippi at Rodney and the Windsor Ruins, and I finished the roll at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.


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LOL WUT


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