Saturday, September 20, 2014

Art Galley Window

Art Galley Window, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Film photography)





I found this art gallery window while wandering around
Charleston's French Quarter. I was attracted by the flowers,
 and also by the painting framed in the window and the colorful
 house reflected in the glass. In all, there was a wide range of hues
contained in this little scene.




Friday, September 19, 2014

Piazza Moon

Moon Setting, South Battery Piazza, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Film photography)




A setting moon is framed by a South Battery piazza
 as evening fades to night.



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Undulation

Curving Sand Dunes, Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park, Oregon
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




Various natural forces coincide to shape sand dunes
 into undulating forms, creating S's that wiggle down this Oregon beach.




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Out to Sea

Surfer, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Film photography)




A surfer paddles out to sea through
early morning waves at Folly Beach.




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cat in a Courtyard

Courtyard Cat, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Film photography)




A cat poses for a portrait amid its courtyard surroundings.




Monday, September 15, 2014

Design Connection

James Island Connector, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




An S-curve in the James Island Connector
 makes an eye-catching design,
 highlighted here by the colors of the setting sun.







Sunday, September 14, 2014

Now and Then

Saint Michael's Church, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




The steeple of Saint Michael's Church
 glows against the dawn sky,
as it must have done when it first
opened its doors in 1761.




Saturday, September 13, 2014

Distances

View From Atop Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A view from atop the tallest peak in the Eastern U.S.
 takes in the ridges of the Southern Appalachians,
and a distant valley where a small lake shimmers softly in the haze.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Grand Design

Moorish Arches, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, UAE  
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A walk past rows of Moorish arches
 offers a sense of the rhythm, symmetry and scale
 in the design of Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rustic Way

Live Oaks, Botany Bay Road, Edisto Island, SC
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film. Click on image for larger view.)




The way to Botany Bay is bordered by live oaks
 whose branches overhang the rustic rural road.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Seen in the French Quarter

Flower Box, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A charming mix of red and green enhances
 this window scene in Charleston's French Quarter.




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Golden Fount

Night Fountain, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Spotlights highlight fountain spray
in a Charleston garden at twilight.




Monday, September 8, 2014

Misty Monday - Night Lamps

Lamps at Night, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC  
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Film photography)



A misty night along Charleston harbor
 softens the glow of street lamps at Waterfront Park.




Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Foul Weather Light

Yaquina Head Light, Newport, Oregon  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




Yaquina Head Light is Oregon's tallest lighthouse, perched on a
basaltic peninsula at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. In the late 1800's,
it was know as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse... a more colorful name
in my opinion, one perfectly describing a beacon that guides ships
 to safe harbor in the worst of maritime conditions.




Saturday, September 6, 2014

Charleston Front Yards

Chalmers Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Charleston's French Quarter is a place where one's front yard

 may be a cobblestone street.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Behind the Scrolls

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



Behind this ornate gate is a lush, semi-tropical landscape

 surrounding a white gazebo. Not far from The Battery,
 it is one of Charleston's prettiest gardens.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Early Snow

Snow Clouds Over Mt. Celo, near Burnsville, North Carolina
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Dark clouds hover over Mt. Celo, sprinkling its peak

 with a light dusting of autumn snow.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hey Look!

Sunrise, East Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
 (Click on image for larger view.)




Hey look! Over there in the harbor, it's Fort Sumter!

 And some dolphins too!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Back in Time

Saint Michael's Alley, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A walk down Saint Michael's Alley
 is like stepping back in time.



Monday, September 1, 2014

A Farewell to Summer

Maples, Fernbank Park, Cincinnati, Ohio  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A cluster of summer maples shades a spot at Fernbank Park, near the Ohio River in Cincinnati. As September arrives, I bid a farewell to the long summer months... months I remember fondly now, when I was a kid playing in the grassy parks of Ohio, so very long ago. Those were such blissful, innocent days.




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Victim of Progress

Walls, The Old Plex, North Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view. Velvia slide film.)




Bold color set against a blue sky makes a graphic image. 

This former landmark no longer stands, 
being a victim of growth and progress in the area.


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