Friday, October 31, 2014

Spooky Tandem

Skeleton Greetings, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A spooky greeting awaits trick or treaters
 who dare approach this haunted mansion in Charleston.
Happy Halloween!





Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wrought Iron

Garden Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



An old wrought iron gate decorates the entry
 to this gazebo garden near the Battery.




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Autumn Drive

Near Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




A side road off the Blue Ridge Parkway leads down
 the mountain through a palette of hues that please the eye.




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Single House Entry

Piazza Entry, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved


Entry from the street into a Charleston single house 
is through a side door on the porch (piazza). 
Single houses are long and narrow, one room wide, 
and positioned perpendicular to the street. 
The pumpkin is optional.





Monday, October 27, 2014

Touring

Young Biker, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




This little guy knows how to tour the town.




Sunday, October 26, 2014

19th Century Revisited

High Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view. Film photography.)




A vintage look added to film photography seems fitting
 for the antebellum mansions that line Charleston's historic Battery.




Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trunk Texture

Tree Trunks, Fernbank Park, Cincinnati, Ohio  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A gathering of trees
becomes a study in pattern and texture.




Friday, October 24, 2014

Seasonal Offerings


Pumpkins and Gourds, John's Island, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)


A collection of colorful pumpkins and gourds
 are for sale at a local farmers market on John's Island.




Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ever Watchful

Angel Statue, Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston, SC
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A weathered angel stands watch over
 one of Charleston's museum house gardens.





Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Blooms

Coral Vine, South Battery Mansion, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Coral vine thrives in front of an antebellum mansion on the Battery.
Charleston is a city amid a garden, with flowers blooming anytime of year.



 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

After the Storm

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view. Velvia slide film.)




A haze of moisture backlit by a setting sun
settles over Cades Cove after a rain storm passes through.




Monday, October 20, 2014

Approaching Storm

Marshland near Sol Legare Road, James Island, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view. Velvia slide film.)




To capture this Lowcountry vista, I stood on top of my car.
 This gave me enough height for a distant perspective over the
 marshlands, which also included the looming clouds of an
 approaching storm.




Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Way

Boardwalk, Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




The way to tranquility is along this path
 in Portland's Japanese Garden.




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Parks Aglow

Azaleas, White Point Gardens, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




One of Charleston's many city parks is aglow
 with color when the azaleas are in full bloom.




Friday, October 17, 2014

New Replaces Old

Shrimp Boat Framed by Yacht, Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




The trend of recent times at Shem Creek...
fewer and fewer shrimp boats are seen along the creek
while more and more pleasure crafts take their place.




Thursday, October 16, 2014

Alien Presence

Boneyard Beach, Botany Bay Plantation, Edisto Island, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




The skeletal remains of an old tree looks
 eerily alien on the boneyard beach at Botany Bay.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Folly Patterns

Sunrise, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view. Velvia slide film.)




Waves form jagged patterns in the surf which is awash
 with the hues of sunrise. This image was taken from the
 Folly Beach Fishing Pier, and was the cover shot
 on Charleston Magazine several years ago.




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bear Lake

Old Tree, Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




An old tree clings to the edge of Bear Lake,
an alpine lake in the high elevations
 of Rocky Mountain National Park.




Monday, October 13, 2014

Gate of Hearts

Hearts Gate, French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



This French Quarter gate has heart...
several hearts in fact, albeit all upside down.




Sunday, October 12, 2014

Vortex Blues

Gate Scroll with Blue Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved 



Newly minted ironwork becomes a vortical subject
 for an antebellum mansion on Charleston's Battery.




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Gems in the Rough


Turk's Cap Lily, near Black Balsam Knob, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina



Along a trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Becky and I discovered
 these two little gems growing in a high mountain meadow
 near Black Balsam Knob. What a joy to find these delicate Turk's Cap Lilies
along the edges of such rocky trail!




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