Charleston in B&W - PhotoRaconteur
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"Shadows & Stairs at the Old Exchange" ~ Historic downtown Charleston in South Carolina has one of the highest concentrations of finely crafted iron fences and gates in the world. Some of my favorite wrought ironwork in Charleston is the balusters and railing at the Old Exchange Building (c. 1771). The location on East Bay Street at the end of the east-west corridor of Broad Street sets up this ironwork for some remarkable shadows such as these. Cast against the shape and texture of stairs in this photo, the shape of the shadows varies as the suns position changes with the seasons. On this particular day, the shadows aligned perfectly with the stair treads to make for one of the most interesting compositions of its type in my portfolio. Also see "Shadow Swirls" for another great composition of shadows and iron at the Old Exchange.