Ron Mayhew's Blog

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Winter Light at Stagville


  1. anotherday2paradise

    What a wonderful photo essay, Ron. The B&W is so effective in bringing out the shadows of the past. What a tale those slave quarters and the big house could tell. The graveyard also has its own story to tell. I enjoyed the quotes you chose, especially the Abraham Lincoln.

    • fotograffer

      I’m sure you are right. There are many stories there that will never be told, but not hard to imagine. “Shadow of the past.” I really like that. Thanks, as always, Sylvia.

  2. Tina Schell

    These are wonderful Ron – I love the way you’ve used the shadows and B&W to create the eeriness of the scenes. Never seen the Lincoln quote, which is SO perfect!

  3. Dalo 2013

    These are some great shots… I am not sure what it is, although you do allude to it at the beginning of your post, but the mood, environment of this place looks cold, a dead of winter feel and I think perhaps it is the long shadows that bring it out along with the contrast you create with your B&W. Add to this the history of the place and it is an incredible scene to see (and I am sure photograph).


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