Our travels will once again return us to the mid-west and western National Parks to capture their summer beauty. This image is from our early days of our photography in film when we crossed the country via the northern and southern routes. We are converting all of our slides and film to digital thanks to the experts who do those conversions and thus retain our libraries of film and slide images.
Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.
But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.
Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labor you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.
The historic Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia named for Bruton, Somersetshire, England is an incredibly beautiful and well-known as the church where many of the founding fathers of the US attended services. It remains an active house of worship since its beginning in 1660. The church has been used as a hospital during two wars and has served three generations of worshippers. We have visited, toured, and photographed Bruton Parish and Colonial Williamsburg since our childhood and it has many historical treasures to photograph and rich history for history buffs.
“Parish history dates to Middle Plantation in 1660 Among the men of the Revolution who attended Bruton Parish Church were Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Richard Henry Lee, George Wythe, Patrick Henry, and George Mason. But the building’s history, and that of its churchyard, goes back further in time. Dating from 1715, the present structure is the third in a series of Anglican houses of worship that began in 1660.”*
We return again to the 333 year-old Castillo De San Marcos which we are documenting photographically for American history and architecture projects in St. Augustine, Florida. These images capture life as they lived, worked and served in the Castillo. The amazing “Coquina” structure in its exterior and interior make a beautiful subject for HDR photography. We chose in these images to depict them in black and white photography much like the original first photographic images.