Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sea Island Road

Botany Bay Road, Edisto Island, SC  © Doug Hickok



Beneath the arching limbs of live oaks,
 Botany Bay Road appears to pass through
 a naturally made tunnel on a sea island in South Carolina.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dawn Jetty

Morris Island Lighthouse, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok



A long exposure at dawn transforms crashing waves
 into a soft mist at this jetty on Folly Beach.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Double Sunrise?

Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok



At Folly Beach's Lighthouse Heritage Preserve,
a maritime forest is slowly being eroded by the sea,
leaving behind a boneyard beach that is ideal
for watching a sunrise over the ocean.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Quintessentially Charleston

Historic District, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This perfect Charleston street scene
 could have come straight out of the Roaring 20's.
Anyone know how to dance the Charleston?

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gazebo in the Park

The Wedding Gazebo, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Late afternoon sun casts long shadows in the Wedding Gazebo,
a popular venue for special events at Charleston's
White Point Gardens.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ghostly Woods

Trees in the Mist, near Fancy Gap, Virginia  © Doug Hickok



Mountain fog shrouds a cluster of trees
 near Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Steeples at Dawn

Historic Churches, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



St John's Lutheran Church and its neighbor,
the Unitarian Church, rise above old rooftops
 along Archdale Street in Charleston's Historic District.



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Monday, October 2, 2017

Lone Boat

Georgetown, SC  © Doug Hickok



A small skiff is docked near Harborwalk in Georgetown,
 South Carolina. Some historians believe that Georgetown
 is the site of North America's first European settlement.
Called San Miguel de Guadalupe,
 it was founded by the Spanish in 1526,
but lasted only a very short time.



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Verdant Courtyard

Entry, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A brick and stucco courtyard is complemented
 with lush plantings at a mansion entryway
 in the Historic District.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Historic Churchyard

Churchyard Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Saint Michael's Church has some of the oldest
 and most ornate wrought iron gates in Charleston. 
This is the churchyard early on a Sunday morning.
It is where two signers of the U.S. Constitution,
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and John Rutledge,
are buried.


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Avian Real Estate

Near Fancy Gap, Virginia  © Doug Hickok



Local birds looking for a colorful new home
 with excellent location near the Blue Ridge Parkway
 should contact Misty Mountain Avian Real Estate,
near Fancy Gap, Virginia.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Grand Canyon Evening

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona   © Doug Hickok



The Colorado River flows out of the shadows
 of towering cliffs, and into evening sunlight
 in this vista from the Grand Canyon's edge.


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Monday, September 25, 2017

Cotton Rainbow

Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This rainbow wreath is made from a cotton plant
 and is proudly displayed at a colorful entrance
 in the Historic District.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Avondale



Avondale District, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



An area in Charleston's West Ashley has colorful vibes
 that attract locals to shop and eat out. My favorite?
 Why, it's the coffee and dessert stop. Fill me up!

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City's Historic Heart

Gate and Saint Michael's Chucrch Steeple, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok




An ornate entry gate to Hibernian Hall frames a scene
 in the center of Charleston's Historic District,
 where an old gas lantern, and the city's oldest church
 provide a charming backdrop.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Alpine Light

Blue Lake, San Juan Mountains, Colorado  © Doug Hickok 



Afternoon sun illuminates an alpine lake
 high in the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness of Colorado.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Iron, Stone & Wood



Scroll Patterns, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Take a stroll through Charleston's Historic District
 and pay attention to its details. You will be rewarded
with the beauty of the city's design, whether it appears in
 wrought iron, stone or wood.


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Local Refuge


Scenes from West Ashley Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Our neighborhood park is an ideal place
 to get a soul full of some Lowcountry nature.



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

For History Buffs

Murray's Mill, Catawba, North Carolina  © Doug Hickok



Murray's Mill Historic District in Catawba, North Carolina
 features this century-old mill. Original one-ton grind stones
 and milling equipment can be seen inside.
There are also 
the John Murray House
and a 
nearby general store.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mysterious

Old Maple, near Fancy Gap, Virginia   © Doug Hickok



Fog envelopes old trees near
the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Campmeeting





Balls Creek Campground, Catawba, North Carolina  © Doug Hickok



At Bandy's Crossroads, North Carolina, there is a colorful
 community of "tents" which forms a National Historic Site known
 as Balls Creek Campground. Dating back to 1853, this Methodist
 meeting camp is one of the largest church camps in the Southeast.

 For two weeks every year in August, these "tents" are rented
to members attending the camp, which is quite a contrast from
 the original members who gathered here in covered wagons.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Shop Till You Drop

King Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A row of 19th century commercial storefronts forms part of the King Street Shopping District in downtown Charleston.
 Attractions include antique shops, art galleries, restaurants,
 cafes, wine bars and hotels.



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mystery Road

Rural Road, near Fancy Gap, Virginia   © Doug Hickok



Mountain mist shrouds a narrow road
 not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.







Monday, September 4, 2017

Rim Rock Drive

Colorado River Valley, Grand Junction, Colorado   © Doug Hickok



Clouds tower above the Colorado River Valley
 as seen from Colorado National Mounument's
Rim Rock Drive.



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Line Performance

Atlanta, Georgia   © Doug Hickok



A convergence of lines puts on a show
 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Iron Ivy

Gate Detail, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok




Ivy wrought in iron climbs a garden gate
 in Charleston's Historic District.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Battery Landmark

Antebellum Mansion, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This neo-classical mansion stands tall
 while facing morning light along Charleston's East Battery.



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Feeder Art

Bird Feeder, Asheville, North Carolina   © Doug Hickok



An ordinary bird feeder is transformed into a surrealistic
 work of art at the Botanical Gardens at 
Asheville
in North Carolina.



Saturday, August 26, 2017

Battery Sunrise

Sunrise, High Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A new day begins on the promenade
 along Charleston's East Battery, a favorite spot for visitors
 and locals alike to watch a sunrise.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Partial Eclipse

Partial Solar Eclipse, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A crescent sun peeks through a patch of blue,
 to the delight of all who observed with patience.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Day to Night

Horse Fountain, Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok



We witnessed a rare event in Charleston yesterday,
 a total solar eclipse. I did a photo shoot for Belmond
 with the purpose of photographing their iconic fountain and the total eclipse. Unfortunately, we had cloud cover all day,
which was heavy at times. But the sun was bright enough
 to shine through the veil of clouds as day turned into night.
It was amazing to experience!



Friday, August 18, 2017

Ornate Door

Wooden Door, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



A fleur-de-lis adorns a wooden door in Charleston's
 historic district, one of many small attractions
 visitors can see while taking the time to stroll around town.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shrines of Rome







Mary Shrines, Rome, Italy   © Doug Hickok



When walking around Rome's historic center
the stylistic variety of its many Mary Shrines
can be seen on many corners.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Battery Mirror

Reflection in a Rain Puddle, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



One of Charleston's East Battery mansions is mirrored
 in a rain puddle on a bright sunny Lowcountry morning.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summer Hues

Red Hibiscus, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Tropical blooms accentuate the colors
 near Charleston's Rainbow Row.



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cloudland

West Ashely Park, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



Coastal clouds over the Lowcountry are typical
 during our humid summer months.
But the last few weeks have been unusually wet and rainy.



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Impressionistic Sunrise

Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Warm light shimmers on the surface of Charleston Harbor
 in this impressionistic rendering of a Lowcountry sunrise.



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