When I took this series of images, I “saw” them in black and white. The shadows, the gray walls, the extreme tonal range – all of this said “black and white”. But when I actually did the conversions in Silver Efex Pro, I was surprisingly disappointed. I didn’t like any of them as well as the color versions. And there isn’t much color to see. Aside from the red and orange bricks, and some yellowish tint on the walls, what is there?
But it must have been enough – at least for me. Go figure.
I love the “alleys” and “lanes” in Charleston. Many are made of brick or cobblestone and are about as wide as a single vehicle. Amazingly, some (like this one) support 2-way traffic. The natives seem to be able to deal with this very well. Only the tourists get confused and wonder who should back up first. It can be fun to watch.
Which is why we always just park somewhere (usually down by the Battery) and walk. It’s a whole lot easier that way.