Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rough Texture

Fence Detail, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Selective focus brings out some of the details
 on an old ornamental fence at the College of Charleston.



Monday, July 27, 2015

Stepping Out


Eagle on the Duomo, Orvieto, Italy  © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




A bronze eagle tries out a precarious dance step
 at the edge of the medieval Duomo di Orvieto in Italia.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

An Avian Haven

Gift Shop, near Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




This shop is for the birds.



Saturday, July 25, 2015

Dark Forest

Coastal Forest, Acadia National Park, Maine
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A dense coastal woodland grows to the edge
 of a foggy shoreline at Acadia National Park.



Friday, July 24, 2015

A Lesser Known Gem

Canyonlands, Colorado National Monument, Colorado
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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Everyone knows of the Grand Canyon in Arizona,
 or the Canyonlands of Utah, but a lesser known western gem
 is Colorado National Monument where a winding rim road
 offers stunning vistas over red rock canyons.



 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Eye of the Needle?


Gate Scroll, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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This gate scroll has an opening suitable
 for only the smallest of objects to pass through.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Battery Adornment

Wisteria Vines, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Wisteria vines drape over a wrought iron fence
 at a home along Charleston's East Battery.



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Give Me Shelter

Sculpture in an Alcove, Vatican City, Italy
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Film Photography)




Enduring the trials and tribulations of time,
an ancient statue finally finds a sheltered spot
 in an alcove at the Vatican Museum.



Monday, July 20, 2015

Cool Off

Fountain at Dawn, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Lights are aglow early in the morning
 at waterfront park where temperatures
 are sure to be cooler, even in summertime.



Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Hue of Feldspar

Granite Shoreline, Acadia National Park, Maine
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Granite composed of the reddish mineral feldspar
 is a predominant rock along the misty coast of Maine.



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Arid Woodlands

Tree Line, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Trees and deserts seem an odd pair,
but not at Great Sand Dunes National Park
where fresh water streams adjoin sand dunes
 to provide enough moisture for flora to flourish.



Friday, July 17, 2015

Azalea Haven

Park Bench, White Point Gardens, Charleston SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Azaleas abound beneath the oaks at White Point Gardens.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summertime

Dining Room Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




On a sweltering summer morning, 

condensation forms on the windows of a door
 into a restaurant in the Historic District.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Perfect Fit

Matryoshka Dolls, Old Farmhouse, Village of Lewisburg, Ohio
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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This hand crafted Ukrainian nesting doll fits over the next one,
which in turn fits over the next one,
which in turn fits over the next one,
which in turn... oh, never mind... you get the picture.




Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time Travel?

Stone Paved Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Charleston is a city where streets, alleyways and sidewalks
 are paved with stone. Step carefully... walking them feels like
 a trip to a distant era.




Monday, July 13, 2015

A Cut Above

Chandelier, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A finely cut and brightly hued Swarovski chandelier
 captivates the eye at Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque.




Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cemetery Geometry

Cemetery Ironwork, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Spheres, circles and spirals which adorn a cemetery fence
 provide a distinctive subject on a moody, misty morning.




Saturday, July 11, 2015

Quiet Time

Evening on Church Street, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Warm lights are aglow on a still evening in the Historic District.




Friday, July 10, 2015

Fountain Joy

Benches near the Pineapple Fountain, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Taking a seat near the sound of plashing water
 can be a calming, meditative experience.




Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Scene

Balcony, North of Broad, Charleston, SC
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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Scroll work added to the brackets of a balcony
 lend a charming touch to this vignette,
which is framed by crepe myrtles in full summer bloom.




Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cable-Stayed

Cables and Tower, Ravenel Bridge, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




It has been proven over time that these cables
 are quite supportive of the Ravenel Bridge.
Lucky for us.



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