South Carolina’s Iconic Sheldon Church Ruins
Sheldon Church Ruins - Infrared

South Carolina’s Iconic Sheldon Church Ruins

Sheldon Church Ruins - Infrared Sheldon Church Ruins – Infrared

The Sheldon Church Ruins, located in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, is a captivating testament to the past. Once a glorious place of worship, the church was built in the mid-18th century and showcased stunning Georgian architectural elements. Sadly, the church suffered multiple blows throughout history, including destruction during the American Revolution and the Civil War. Today, all that remains are the hauntingly beautiful remains adorned with weathered columns and crumbling walls, as a poignant reminder of the passage of time. Surrounded by centuries-old Spanish Moss draped Live Oak trees, the Sheldon Church Ruins have become a cherished historical site, attracting visitors who seek to connect with the stories of the past and marvel at the resilience of this enduring architectural treasure.

This image was made with the ancient oaks in mind. It was shot with an iPhone 14Pro and an infrared filter. Processing was done in Lightroom Mobile and Snapseed. In infrared photography, green leaves often appear white or very light-colored due to their high infrared light reflectance. Infrared photography involves capturing wavelengths of light beyond what the human eye can see. In this spectrum, vegetation reflects a significant amount of infrared light, making it appear much brighter than other objects.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

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