SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog en-us (C) SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY [email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:02:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:02:00 GMT SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog 120 80 Verses with a View Verses with a View



I'm proud to announce Scott Garlock Photography's newest book "Verses with a View." "Verses with a View" is a 68 page 7"x 7" Inspirational Collection of over 60 of my all-time favorite fine art photographs with an accompanying Bible verse meticulously chosen for each photograph.



For every hand- hewed beam that I photograph, for every forgotten staircase I traverse, and for each footstep I take on wooden steps beautifully distressed from a lifetime of footfalls; I can’t help but think of those that once called the many abandoned structures that I photograph, home.  These were once the homes of proud southern agrarians, whose work ethic seasoned in blood and sweat, can still be felt by simply touching the sunburned head of an old hand forged nail sticking out of an old split rail fence. Having walked the abandoned halls of many time forgotten farmhouses and getting the opportunity to speak to the surviving relatives of those that once filled those halls with laughter, I’ve come to understand that these lifetime agrarians were not only committed to their work ethic but more importantly to their faith. It was their strong faith that governed every facet of their lives, and thankfully, it is that same faith that heavily influences my photography. 

“Verses with a View” represents through God’s word the thoughts and feelings I experience when capturing these moments in time.  Furthermore, it conveys that every photograph I take is a gift with a message, and that there is meaning in everything that we encounter.

As you turn the pages of “Verses with a View,” I hope you enjoy my photography and the scripture verse which I feel imparts an appropriate message of the gift I received, a gift I am passing on to you.


"Verses with a View" is available in 4 versions as follows:


"Verses with a View" is available in 4 versions as follows:

Instant .pdf file download for $14.98
E-book for $19.98
Softcover for $39.98
Hardcover Dust Jacket for $49.98

Click on the link below that will take you to the publisher's website where you can purchase "Verses with a View" - a great gift for the Holidays or for you to personally to enjoy.


Click for Verses with a View


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"Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places" -North Carolina Museum of History Sept.4th 2015





6:30 PM


So what are doing September 4th? How about spending an evening with me at the North Carolina Museum of History for a special Friday night event titled "Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places" which is sponsored by the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies and the Duke University MFA|EDA Program along with the Durham County Library.

I will be a panelist speaking about one of my favorite abandoned Warren County, NC homesteads, the Foster Robertson farmhouse, whose history I've chronicled through my photography. The photograph below as well many others will be featured at the event.

This program was inspired by my ongoing exhibition, Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place at the North Carolina Museum of History, featuring the work of North Carolina-based photographer Scott Garlock, who will be a panelist for the discussion.

So If you're in Raleigh, NC around 6:30 pm on September 4th and looking for something to do, I would love to meet you and hope to see you there. For more information on this fantastic event, please click the link below!…/hidden-stories-abandoned-pla…


"Unfinished Business"

A lone dust covered suitcase patiently awaits a reunion that will never take place existing as a memorial and tangible evidence there will always be unfinished business. (2015)

Photographer's Notes - Residing in the ruins of an old Warren County, NC farmhouse, a dust covered suitcase exists as a memorial to a final chapter written in the life of a hardworking soul. It is believed that the old farmer who called this old place home fell suddenly ill and either he or his family were preparing for assisted living or possibly an extended hospital stay when things became more dire and final. Along with the suitcase, a collection of well worn wing tip  shoes and work boots have spilled down the stairs from the tattered remains of a cloth shoe holder that once hung on an upstairs bedroom door. A couple elements of this photograph that resonated with me personally was that of the worn out sole of the upside down shoe that resides at the bottom of the steps and the old farm tools propped up against the wall in the far background. The shoe's torn and ripped surface, in my mind, symbolizing what it was like to walk a mile in this man's shoes and the farm implements representing a lifetime commitment to a chosen vocation. These visuals really hit home with me. In regards to my choice not to use color photography, because of the low light conditions of the interior, I felt the scene was best processed as a black & white photograph.

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Steak & Pies

Steak & Pies


For my many Facebook Page friends and clients that have requested that I  consider publishing a book, well I'm pleased to announce the availability of “Steak & Pies,” a compilation of short stories of my true life humorous experiences being a professional photographer as well as those special moments with my seven year old son Nathan who is featured on the cover.

If all goes well, this book will hopefully be the first in a series of books.

My hope is to place a smile on your face as you take the time to read these stories and do a little walking in my shoes. The book is available is two versions - paperback and E-book  at Amazon .com for $13.99 and $9.99 respectively. Click the title below for a direct link to my authors page.


Steak & Pies



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Opening Day - Rural Revival -Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place February 21,2015

Good evening everyone,

I sure had fun meeting everyone today at the North Carolina Museum of History Exhibition " Rural Revival : Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place. I got a chance to meet good friends of mine from the Facebook page, Just Shutter Bugs. From Left to right : Mr. Bob Mayerhofer, Mrs. Jean Finch Inscoe, myself and Mrs. Rhonda FlanaganTerry. I sincerely appreciate everyone stopping by and visiting. Have a great evening and I look forward to a great series of Sunday posts. Thank you.



From Left to right  Mr. Bob Mayerhofer, Mrs. Jean Finch Inscoe, myself and Mrs. Rhonda Flanagan Terry.


Comments By Visitors  & Friends:

Rhonda Flanagan Terry - Just Shutter Bugs

What an awesome day at the NC Museum of History! The exhibit was awesome, and the collection of photos was inspiring and beautiful. It also was such a pleasure to meet and talk with Scott Garlock and Jean Finch Inscoe, as well as to see Bob Mayerhofer again, whom I had had the pleasure to meet before. We also got to meet Scott's other half, and his son, which was an added treat, such an awesome family! Hope you will check out the exhibit if you are in the Raleigh area. Looking forward to meeting more of you as time goes on, so we will definitely be planning a spring photo get-together once the weather warms up. It's been a good day. Of course we had to get a photo with Scott (yeah, he is a tall one!)



Matthew Irvin - February 20 at 7:48pm - I drove to Raleigh today to see Scott Garlock's exhibition "Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place" at the North Carolina Museum of History. It is well worth the drive from Norwood just to go see this and if you are closer, this is a must see. The exhibit runs through September 27, so there is time. Here is a link to the NC Museums webpage on the exhibition:



Rhonda Flanagan Terry - So very excited to be heading to the NC Museum of History today to view the exhibit by Scott Garlock Photography and to meet him in person! The exhibit, Rural Revival, opened yesterday, and this photo is just one of the many beautiful old homes that Scott has preserved forever with his photography. This exhibit is sure to thrill those who love old homes, the architecture, the history, and leave us all wishing walls could talk. Scott's exhibit runs through September 27, 2015, so if you are in the Raleigh area, you will not want to miss it!



George W. Lennon - Highly recommended! Amazing photos. Beautifully printed and framed. Tour guide (Scott) is highly recommended too! Nothing like it - so don't wait. And join the History Associates to stay up to date on exhibits, parties and trips. Best, George



Tessa Wood-Woolard - HAD A GREAT TIME TODAY AT THE Scott Garlock RURAL REVIVAL EXHIBIT!!!! Seeing these images hanging was incredible. They tell a story. A story of survival. Of lives lived. Of time going by. This mantle that graces the entry was saved from a home in the Charlotte area before it was demolished. If you get a chance go see this show at the NC Museum of History!! I'll be returning!



Rhonda Flanagan Terry - I wouldn't have missed your exhibit and the opportunity to meet you in person. Thanks for sharing your time with us today, and for being an inspiration to so many of us. Loved, loved, loved your exhibit!



Mary Glenn Green  - I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit and your personal narratives of your photographs today. I hope I can come back when you are there again and have you sign the book I got my daughter.



Jennifer Nittler  - I would have loved to see your exhibition! Colorado is a long ways away your pictures Scott!



Margaret H. Moseley - Congratulations on your exhibit.



Peg Van Dyne - So happy to have found your photography. My husband & I love to cruise around looking at abandoned old property! To me it is natural art.


Angie Josjor - how great it would be to see your exhibit, congrats!!!


Myrna C. Cordero - Again congratulations Scott. Well deserved.


Mary Lib Taylor - Such a honor, Scott


Doe Shively - Great picture!


Darlene Martin  What a pleasure it was to visit your exhibit and meet you in person! My granddaughters continue to point out old houses and barns from the back seat of the car, amusing my daughter and son-in-law with their new "hobby." I look forward to many more of your posts; your witty writing and genuine love for things of the past. Again, congratulations on your successes, and I know there will be many more to come!






[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) - -Photographs Day Home Opening Place Preservation Revival Rural and of Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:28:48 GMT
1849 - - - Millbrook Stone masonry sentries entangled in nature, their rusted iron gates frozen in time as they faithfully stand guard. Brushing back the thorn clad vines walking the broken contours of rock and mortar, a date and name can be seen giving provenance to this lost realm:

1849 Millbrook



Walking past the muted sentries, the remnants of a private road that meanders through a grove of venerable oaks, lies ahead. The rhythmic sound of a cold winter rain filtering through soft pines, resonating off recently fallen leaves provides cadence to this journey. Skeletal oaks, their long gnarled branches beckoning me to continue. Suddenly....reminiscent of ruins of a lost civilization... the hipped roof of an old plantation home comes into view towering over the surrounding trees. Subtle details of the massive home can be seen behind a wall of winter foliage. With reverence, navigating nature's labyrinth, it’s time ravaged architectural elements are both breathtaking and heartbreaking to behold. Through a pair of broken second story doors that once opened to a now splintered portico, rain water can be seen trickling down deep fissures that run down thick plastered walls. Hand carved roundel corner block medallions that adorn an upstairs bedroom doorway glisten with moisture from wind driven rain. Walking aside this forsaken beauty one truly feels diminutive, its large six over six windows unceremoniously covered in tin roofing give tantalizing glimpses into the venerable home's compromised interior. A rear entrance, open to the elements, beholds the most tragic scene of all as rain water can been seen streaming down a rear staircase, its vintage woodwork soft by the hand of nature. Water pooled atop rotted floor coverings in the main hall lead to the front entrance staircase, its white painted hand railing emerging from the darkness. Respectfully and with heavy heart, this wayward guest decides to take his leave. Before making my way back up that long overgrown path, I find myself standing in front of the home one last time, the afternoon sun graciously breaking through the clouds illuminating the weathered face of this once proud southern home. A perfect time to pay my final respects to her and those that called her home.




"1849 Millbrook"




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I hope you enjoyed the personal account of my last visit to Millbrook, the Warren County, NC plantation home of Nathan Miliam (1802 -1870) and his wife Elizabeth Fitts (1805 - 1884) The Milams were married on August 22nd 1827 in Warren County NC. Nathan was appointed postmaster of the Macon Depot on February 21st 1855. Their Greek Revival home was built by renown Virginia builder Jacob Holt around 1849.

The above black & white photograph of Millbrook is one of two photographs that will represent my last photos taken of the home. Its compromised interior environment is the most dangerous I've encountered having almost claimed my life once before. In just the last year and a half since I first visited the home, it has rapidly deteriorated loosing 25% more of it's roof due to a recent collapse.


Unfortunately the stars fell out of alignment for this lost piece of southern history many years ago. The stories are varied as to why but the results are the same, another historic home, whose architectural pedigree is indigenous to a very localized part of the state and found nowhere else in the country, is lost to the ages. Could the home have been saved? Would education in preservation and restoration made a difference in Millbrook's fate? The answers are quite possibly...yes. Had the current property owners had a deeper appreciation for the home and it's place in Warren County's history, maybe they could have put their differences aside and the house wouldn't be in ruin today. Had they been educated on preservation programs and associated resources available to them, the family might have choose another path for Millbrook. Awareness and appreciation in regards to preservation and restoration of these homes are key to their continuing to their survival. Every time one of these historic homes are razed or left to deteriorate, the chronological age of what is considered historic in a particular community is reset to later date which is truly tragic.


Millbrook is the perfect embodiment for the mission of the upcoming

2015 North Carolina Museum of History


"Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place".

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Mission objectives such as:

* developing awareness of the continued need to preserve these historically significant homes and places;

* educating our citizens about the community benefits of historic preservation;

* informing citizens about historic-preservation resources available to them,

* recognizing successful restoration projects.


To help accomplish these goals, the North Carolina Museum of History is partnering with these preservation entities who are responsible for helping give back a voice to the walls of old and forsaken homes that we all inspire to hear speak:

* The State Historic Preservation Office;

* Preservation North Carolina;

* Edgecombe Community College’s Historic Preservation Technology Program






With that said, I'm sounding a Call to Action to all of my friends here at Scott Garlock Photography!

I've been told by officials at the North Carolina Museum of History that those that follow my work are the very demographic that they want to attract and they hope appreciate this Exhibition and the preservation endeavors of the museum. As you may know, the museum has created a fundraiser project that will not only help fund this exhibition and future exhibitions, but act as barometer for interest in future preservation related projects. This is the first time that the North Carolina History Museum has used various social media outlets to garner interest and support for their programs Let's help them to be successful in their efforts.

My challenge to all my photography followers is for every Facebook Book "Like" that 1849 - Millbrook generates, that you would take just 3 minutes out of your day and $ 1.00 out of your pocket and show a token of your appreciation for the North Carolina Museum of History's efforts, as well as those of the State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation North Carolina and Edgecombe Community College’s Historic Preservation Technology Program.

Also, let us not forget the efforts of a certain photographer who risks life and limb crawling through the bowels of abandoned homes to capture those unique photographs that you look forward to everyday! I know for a fact that he would appreciate your support of the North Carolina Museum of History and the "Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place" Exhibition and the sponsoring programs.

So please take the time, (only 3 minutes and $1.00 dollar - any amount is greatly appreciated, donations are tax deductible) to show how much you care. I think it would mean a lot to the North Carolina Museum of History to collect over 500 $1.00 donations than one generous donation in the same amount. That would demonstrate true support for their programs both present and future.

Just click the link below


Power To Give


Thanks, Scott

January 26, 2015

[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) 1949 Millbrook" , "Power to Give" Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:52:45 GMT
Home For The Holidays "Home for the Holidays"

As nature takes a breath on a cold winter morn, an icy breeze salted with a pinch of snow swirls through an empty window. Stripped of its mantel, an old fireplace hasn't seen the home fires burn for what seems like an eternity. Where homemade toys once resided with the sound of wooden wheels and glass marbles resonating under bead board ceilings , now only dust and debris populate the once meticulously swept pine floors. Standing among the lifeless ruins with exhaled breath dissipating into the frigid air, it's hard to imagine the warmth these textured walls once enjoyed. Yet with the closing of one's eyes, the spirit of Christmases past begin to slowly reveal themselves and for a cherished brief moment, this stranger feels like a welcomed guest once more, blessed to be "Home for the Holidays."(2014)


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Photographer's Notes 

I always wanted to create a visual representation of what I try to imagine in my minds eye when I visit forsaken homesteads such as this old Warren County, NC farmhouse. Through some post production magic I was able the breath some Christmas Spirit back into this once proud home by placing a old fashioned Christmas Tree in the corner of the room complete with two excited young children helping decorate for the holidays. This isn't about seeing ghosts, rather I felt the project was important in that it reminds folks that these old relics of the past, considered by most as a bane of societal existence, were at one time alive with holiday spirit cherished by the long departed souls that called them.....home!


Merry Christmas everyone!


[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Christmas Holidays Home Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:43:18 GMT
"Christmas at Hebron" "Christmas at Hebron"


Good Sunday morning everyone!

I introduce to you Hebron Methodist Church, the oldest Methodist church in continuous use in North Carolina.


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The following is a little history on the historic church and the man responsible for its construction:

According to, Henry Fitts III was born in 1778 and died 1847 and was a farmer, land owner, merchant and State Senator. He and Benjamin Riggan were partners in Fitts & Riggan, Merchants. Henry was also known as a "doctor," though self-taught and his practice included his family and neighbors. He was also a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

He obtained the title of County Trustee from 1802-1808 and was named as guardian to at least ten minor children and more importantly became a State Senator in 1809.

At his death in 1847, he owned several tracts.

Mr. Fitts, in the course of his preaching, acquired the honored title of Reverend. With the help of Nathan Milam, John E. Twitty, John Boyd and other men of the community, built Hebron Methodist Church to replace the original log structure. Jacob Holt, a Virginia builder, designed the simple Greek Revival architectural elements much later as an addition to the original contruction. Hebron United Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist Church in continuous use in North Carolina and is listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

The church is located seven miles east of Wise and is on Wise Five Fork Road in Oakville, NC.


[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:45:58 GMT
Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place
Good morning everyone! I thought I would start the day off with an announcement that I've been looking forward to posting for quite awhile. I have been given the official go ahead by Mr. Michael Ausbon, the Decorative Arts Associate Curator of the North Carolina Museum of History, to announce with great honor, an upcoming photography exhibition that will take place in early 2015. The Exhibition, titled: Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place, will run from February 20, 2015 through September 27, 2015 at the North Carolina Museum of History and will showcase over 50 images of my photography. The following is more detailed information regarding the Exhibition:

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Exhibition Title: Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place

Dates: February 20, 2015 – September 27, 2015

Exhibition Description: This exhibit will feature approximately 55 images by photographer Scott Garlock. These images consist of abandoned, old and interesting homes and buildings of eastern and north eastern North Carolina. The museum will partner with the State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation North Carolina and Edgecombe Community College (the only college in the state to offer a certificate and a 1 and 2 year degree in Historic Preservation Technology.) The exhibit will also have video components. The goals of this exhibition are to bring awareness of the continued need for preservation/restoration of these historic structures that dot the NC landscape, to educate the public on what resources are available and to celebrate the successful restoration projects.

This evocative photograph exhibit will provide a powerful experience that will help place NCMOH decorative-arts objects in a context with local history and family heritage. Although many of these homes are in decay, they will remind the visitor of the sturdy and independent character of North Carolinians. They present our citizens with a shared history that ties us to the places we love. They remind us that history is alive!

Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Place also celebrates the successful restorations and recognizes the “partners in preservation” who continually strive to ensure the survival of our historical architecture and place.

Exhibition Venue: NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC, A Division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources

Exhibit Curator: Michael A Ausbon, Decorative Arts Associate Curator

NC Museum of History Media contact person: Susan Friday Lamb, 919-807-807-7943, [email protected]

NCMOH main contact info:

For information about the N.C. Museum of History,a Smithsonian-affiliated museum , call 919-807-7900 or access or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

About the N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum collects and preserves artifacts of North Carolina history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Each year more than 300,000 people visit the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) N.C.Museum of History Scott Garlock Smithsonian exhibition Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:31:30 GMT
"2015 Whispers From The Past" Photo Book Contest Drawing Winner I'm pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Whispers From The Past Photo Book Contest Drawing is Natalie Binette from Bangor, ME . Natalie will be receiving signed copy of the available 62 page coffee table Photo Book containing over 50 fine art images and narratives.

  I would like to thank all those around the Nation who entered the contest. I appreciate your support and kind words of encouragement.


[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:13:14 GMT
Vanquished & Vanishing "Vanquished & Vanishing"

Ensnared by skeletal oaks, a heavy mist, almost ethereal in nature mercifully cloaks a vanquished old Carolina farmhouse on a cold December day .(2014)

Photographer's Notes

While riding through the Carolina countryside admiring the morning fog, I stopped to pay my respects to the forsaken ruins of the old Waylon Bass farmhouse in Warren County, NC. The old home and it's surrounding pack houses as well as other agrarian artifacts now sit as a memorial to one man's hard work and perseverance while making a living with calloused hands in the rural south.

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[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) agrarian farmhouse skeletal oaks Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:52:58 GMT
GOD Made a Farmer "GOD Made a Farmer"
Shaded by a grove of Carolina pines, vaulted windows of a little country church provide a divine backdrop for an old rusty tractor resting on a pillow of pine straw.
GOD Made a FarmerGOD Made a Farmer

Photographer's Note - Mother Nature is doing her best to paint the old tractor her own shade of green with a veneer of algae. I also thought that the far right church window reminded me of a farmer sitting ...tall and proud in the saddle of this old tractor once again. The title for the photo was of course borrowed from Paul Harvey's famous 1978 Future Farmers of America convention speech.
For those not familiar with Mr. Harvey's 1978 speech -- The author is unknown, however, USA Today reports that this Paul Harvey monologue was originally given to the Future Farmers of America (now FFA) convention in 1978. Harvey, who died in 2009, was a longtime radio favorite in the Midwest.
And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker!”. So, God made a farmer!
God said I need somebody to get up before dawn and milk cows and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board. So, God made a farmer!
I need somebody with strong arms. Strong enough to rustle a calf, yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry and have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding and visiting with the ladies and telling them to be sure to come back real soon…and mean it. So, God made a farmer!
God said “I need somebody that can shape an ax handle, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire make a harness out of hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And…who, at planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty hour week by Tuesday noon. Then, pain’n from “tractor back”, put in another seventy two hours. So, God made a farmer!
God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop on mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place. So, God made a farmer!
God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees, heave bails and yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink combed pullets…and who will stop his mower for an hour to mend the broken leg of a meadow lark. So, God made a farmer!

It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight…and not cut corners. Somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed…and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody to replenish the self feeder and then finish a hard days work with a five mile drive to church. Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who’d laugh and then sigh…and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life “doing what dad does”. So, God made a farmer!




[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) church farmer nature tractor Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:19:21 GMT
Winner of the One Year Anniversary Drawing Good evening everyone, I'm pleased to announce the winner of the one year anniversary photograph contest! Mrs Paulette Ship House. Mrs House was still undecided as to which print that she would like so as soon as she makes a decision,  I will post an update with the title of the photograph. Again congratulations Mrs House and thank you to each and everyone for participating in the drawing. Have a great evening! - Scott

[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:01:53 GMT
One Year Anniversary of Scott Garlock Photography Good evening everyone!

Tomorrow is a special day for me, November 20th, 2014 will be the one year anniversary of Scott Garlock Photography on Facebook. It's hard to believe it already been a year. I've met so many new friends that like me are hopeless romantics when it comes to old homesteads. I wasn't sure how my work would be received, however, I felt if I got a handful of likes than it would be all good.

Well, thanks to the support of each and everyone of you, I've gotten more than just a handful of likes, but more importantly I can sit down everyday and communicate with the nicest group of folks a person could ever hope to meet. As a way of saying thank you, I would like to give a little back.

Starting tonight and running through midnight tomorrow (11/20/14) folks can enter into a drawing for a free signed 11 x 14 print of their favorite photograph selected from my web site galleries. All that you have to do is go to my Scott Garlock Photography Facebook page and enter into a tonight's post your name and the title of your favorite photograph. I will then have my six year old son choose a number between one and the number of comments recieved. I will announce the winner Friday afternoon (11/21/14 ) good luck and thank for your support! ~



[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:25:08 GMT
"Returned to Sender"

"Returned to Sender"


Down a red dirt lane saturated in peace and tranquility... resides an old rusty mailbox, a makeshift memorial to the life of a departed soul that much like the last letter it received has been returned to sender. (2014)

Photographer's Notes 

While traveling rural Warren County, NC. I decided to go off the beaten path and follow a time eroded dirt lane that meandered it's way into the woods. There, I found the remains of an old asbestos shingled exterior home in complete ruin. All that exists of this diminutive Warren County, NC dwelling was its monolithic kitchen chimney and what was left of the broken foundation but the mailbox thankfully gave that small piece of ground provenance.


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[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Warren County chimney kitchen mailbox Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:26:42 GMT
Photo of the Week - A Penny For Your Thoughts Photo of the Week
Based Upon the Most Viewed on the Web Site
November 10th - November 16th
"A Penny For Your Thoughts"
Wood floors creak under foot as time stained curtains gently sway in a silent breeze. The afternoon sunlight hardened by the swirled imperfections of the old glass window causes an involuntarily closing of one's eyes invoking deep thought and exciting the imagination. As fingertips follow the blistered contours of a sun baked window sill, they stop short of a tarnished ...token of luck and immediately the old saying "A penny for your thoughts" comes to mind.

Thanks for Stopping By
Scott Garlock Photography   
A Penny For Your ThoughtsA Penny For Your Thoughts
[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:43:49 GMT
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Prospecting For Gold
Painted in dark shadows...autumn gold hung high, the morning sun ignites fall colors surrounding the ramshackle remains of Prospect Methodist Church in Warren County, NC. (2014)

Photographer's Notes - The abandoned Prospect Methodist Church is a favorite seasonal photo opportunity of mine. Once eclipsed by dark shadows of surrounding oaks and pines, recent logging activity has clear cut the back of the property allowing more ambient light to reach the weathered church. A prominent headstone belonging to a small family cemetery of founding members can be seen off to the right of the photograph. One headstone in particular belongs to CSA soldier William Drew Jones. His replacement marker is unique in that at the bottom of the stone it is inscribed " actual grave located 1 mile west" William Drew Jone's original homestead which is the location referenced on his replacement headstone is nothing more than a heavily wooded property with the solitary ruins of a pancaked barn. With great location references, I was able to help surviving family members locate the obscure location of his actual final resting place that was last seen over 25 years ago. After a quarter of a century of nature's relentless reclamation, I was fortunate to find the graves of William Drew Jones as well as his two wives under weathered shallow mounds of field stone back in the densely forested rural Warren County, NC countryside as stated on his headstone just 1 mile to the west of this little abandoned church.
Thanks for stopping by.
[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) CSA Carolina North Prospect Methodist Church Warren County Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:22:20 GMT
Keeping Ever Vigilant Keeping Ever VigilantKeeping Ever Vigilant Keeping Ever Vigilant
Wrapped in a suffocating blanket of autumn colors, Doc Littleberry Batchlor’s old homestead keeps ever vigilant for a possible sighting of the old physician ambling down the red dirt road once more. A trip he made on more than one occasion quite possibly on his way home from making house calls in the rural Carolina Countryside. (2014)

Photographer’s Notes – The old abandoned Federal style Halifax County, NC home of Dr. Littleberry Batchlor is a favorite subject of mine. The home is a time capsule of the home’s chronological history that dates back before the Civil War. Artifacts can be found strewn about the house such as the shattered remains of an old chair dating back to late 1890’s, vintage garments dating back to the 1940’s and sporting magazines highlighting the golden age of American football in the 1960’s. Due it’s rapidly deteriorating condition, the home is best viewed from the outside and it is there that the venerable home doesn’t disappoint.
Thanks for stopping by.
[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) Civil War Federal style Halifax County North Carolina Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:56:52 GMT
Gilded Reflections "Gilded Reflections"
Gilded fall colors flow slowly downstream meandering through the rural North Carolina countryside on a warm autumn day in the south. (2014)

Photographer's Notes - While traveling through rural Nash County, NC photographing old homesteads and barns, I caught the golden hues of autumn reflecting off the surface of a small creek and I just had to stop and take a photograph. Its scenes such as this that make chronicling old forgotten homes that much more rewarding.
Gilded ReflectionsGilded Reflections
[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) autumn creek fine art, landscape Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:52:38 GMT
Holiday Shipping Deadlines Holiday Shipping Deadlines

For your convenience, we have gathered a list of recommended deadline dates from the labs that prepare the Prints and Specialty Products offered. Please keep in mind that your orders must be placed several days before the cutoff dates in order to allow preparation time in order to be delivered in time for the holiday. These are general guidelines not guaranteed deadlines- always allow as much time as possible in order to receive your order within your required time frame.

During the holiday season, we encourage you to select a carrier that offers tracking, such as FedEx.


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[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) shipping deadlines," order, holiday, Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:36:15 GMT
2015 "Whispers From The Past" Photo Book Giveaway Drawing Contest Rules "Whispers From The Past" 2015 Photo Book Giveaway Drawing Contest Rules:
1. Create an account (free) by clicking the login link at the bottom of the Home Page.
2. Make a purchase (no minimum amount) by midnight November 30th, 2014.
3. Complete steps 1. & 2. and your entered in the drawing.
3. Winner will be announced on December 06, 2014



Good afternoon everyone, I want to take the time to give a heartfelt thank you to each and everyone who have placed an order on my new Scott Garlock Photography website for photography prints, calendars and copies of my new 2015 coffee table book. The support and interest in my work has been overwhelming and humbling to say the least.

As a way of saying thank you to everyone for making a financial investment in my work, I've decided to run the official "Whisper's From The Past" contest drawing for those that have already made a purchase or planning on making a future purchase ... the winner of which will receive a signed copy of my new 2015 coffee table book "Whispers From The Past".

The contest drawing will run from November 8th through November 30th, 2014. The drawing will end at midnight November 30, 2014. In order to qualify for the drawing, all entrants must satisfy two requirements. First, all entrants must register on my new website, which is a free. Second, all qualified entrants must make a purchase on the website between November 8th and November 30th. No minimum purchase requirements.

Those that have already placed an order are halfway to completing your contest drawing rules requirements. Just remember to create an account to become a member of the website and your officially an entrant in the "Whispers From The Past" drawing contest. I will compile a list of those that have qualified as entrants and put their names in a drawing which will take place on Saturday December 6th. The winner will be announced via my website as well as my FB page on December 6th.

The process for registering on my new website is simple, just go to and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and look for the login link that is to the right of the name of the page (Scott Garlock Photography). Click the link and you will be given the option to create an account (free). Choose create a new account, and complete the process. All that you have to do is fill in your name, your email address and create a password...that's it -- you're done! Make sure you add an entry comment in the guest book just letting me know you have registered.Good Luck and again thank you for your support! Have a great day! - Scott

P.S if you have any questions just PM me using Facebook or the Contact link on the web page. I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
Good Luck
link to "Whispers From The Past 2015"


[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) contest drawing giveaway Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:34:33 GMT
Sundays Best  

Good Morning,

Following my long standing Sunday tradition of featuring a Church on my Facebook Page, I thought it was only appropriate to begin my new Blog Site in the same way. Enjoy your visit to the Good Shepard Episcopal Church.

"Autumn Communion"

Paved in hues of burnt orange, an intimate path of fall leaves shaded by a cathedral canopy of painted oaks led wayward strangers to the church of the woods for a little autumn communion. (2014)

Photographer's Notes

I always make a point to visit the Chapel of the Good Shepard Episcopal Church located in Warren County, NC just to breath in it's rustic beauty. On this particular day, only the sound of large oak leaves kiting through the crisp autumn air... ...landing on the old path could be heard above the soft whisper of a fall breeze. Built in the 1870's, this little brick chapel in the woods is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Autumn CommunionAutumn Communion

[email protected] (SCOTT GARLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY) church fall color historic Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:39:31 GMT