One of the most beautiful historical sites of the American Civil War is Antietam National Battlefieldin Sharpsburg, Maryland. We have photographed the battlefield many times since our university studies of the American Civil War. This image is of the famous Lower Bridge better known as Burnside’s Bridge. Read the history of this battle and see historic images at the digital handbook of Antietam here.
If you love Ansel Adams and black-white photography, you will search out subjects and opportunities to shoot in black-white and sepia. Antiquities, antiques, historic places and street photography are just perfect subjects and are easy accessible to all photographers wherever they live. One does not have to travel far to find many excellent black-white photographic subjects. Since we are history buffs and documenting national parks and historic places in the United States, it is one of our favorites to shoot. This image was shot at an antique village in Virginia.
Old towns, old architecture and old storefronts — window shopping and photo shopping for interesting subjects and they can all be found in small towns with lots of history. As we travel around the country, we find so many shops that have survived centuries and wonder at the history of them. Once upon a time in that history, shoppers peered into these windows relishing the items within and here we stand two hundred years later doing the same only with our cameras poised to capture them. Only black/white film or sepia could do it photographic justice.
Visit the historic town of Winchester, Virginia for beautiful and historic architecture, art and history.