Hopsewee Plantation in Infrared

Hopsewee Plantation was built in 1735 overlooking the North Santee River near Georgetown, South Carolina. It was the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Originally a lowcountry rice plantation producing Carolina Gold, like many plantations at the time, it was abandoned during the Civil War.

It’s only been owned by 5 families in it’s 250+ year history! Today, the house continues to be a private residence, but is open to the public for tours. I met up here last week with my brother, Brian, and his family, who were on vacation from Ohio. We had a wonderful time together, enjoying lunch at the Hopsewee Tea Room…one of the top rated tea rooms in the country.

The scenic location provided the perfect opportunity to capture some more southern charm in Infrared.  The images were photographed with my specially converted Nikon Coolpix A.  It’s been modified to photograph the infrared spectrum of light at 720nm, which is beyond the normal human visual spectrum.

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