Thursday, July 24, 2014

They Gave Me Vinegar to Drink

Angel Sculpture, Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Film photography)



This sponge wielding angel was designed by Italian sculptor Antonio Giorgetti, and is one of ten marble angels on the Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome.
Each holds an instrument used during the Passion, and is inscribed with
Latin phrases referencing the events leading up to Christ's crucifixion. 






Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Night Path

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




For those who are in the mood to stroll, 
Charleston's Gateway Walk 
offers an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Along the way you will encounter 
intimate charms that make this city unique.






Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Twinkle

Garden Door and Twinkle Lights, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A garden door can't hide the beauty of

a flourishing cherry tree strung with twinkle lights.







Monday, July 21, 2014

Misty Monday - Painterly

West Quoddy Head Light, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




A lighthouse stands vigil at the edge of a misty sea, 

a subject that is perhaps worthy of an Edward Hopper painting.






Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rhythm of the Pier

Fishing Pier at Dusk, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A pattern of pilings 
at dusk makes a fascinating graphic 
enhanced by the glassy sheen of the beach.







Saturday, July 19, 2014

Morning Garden

Garden Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view. Velvia slide film.)




Morning light graces a garden 

tucked away behind scrolling ironwork.







Friday, July 18, 2014

Tidelands at Dusk

Palmettos and Tidal Marsh, Daniel Island, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Palmetto fronds are silhouetted at dusk 

beside a tranquil tidal marsh on Daniel Island.






Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sun Watching

Pelican at Sunrise, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




A brown pelican has the perfect perch for watching the sun 

peek over a boardwalk on Charleston Harbor.






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lighting the Night

Lantern at Dusk, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film)




A glowing lantern offers warm light as twilight fades to night.








Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Streets of Gold

Cobblestone Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




A cobblestone street looks as though 

it was touched by the hand of Midas.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Number One, Still

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




Charleston was recently named the top city in North America as a travel destination by Travel and Leisure magazine... and number two world wide. 
The city continues its run as one of the best travel experiences anywhere.
And it's a fun place to photograph!






Sunday, July 13, 2014

Autumn in the Cove

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




Autumn in Cades Cove accentuates 

the rustic and idyllic nature 
of this Appalachian scene.







Saturday, July 12, 2014

Elongated

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




Sunset transforms a street lamp into an elongated shadow 

down the narrow alleyway of Elliott Street.





Friday, July 11, 2014

Garden

Garden Gate with Flowering Vines, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Stepping through this garden gate
 envelopes you with the fragrance of flowering vines.

Adam, may your birthday be a sunlit garden
full of peace and joy... and an awesome futbol pitch.




 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Waiting for the Rush

Tables, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




Before the midday rush, empty tables quietly await the arrival 

of customers at a restaurant in Saint Mark's Square.




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fenced In

Sand Fence, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Fences placed strategically along the beach

 keep unruly sand from roving around too much.





Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Snow Mountain

Mt. Snefells Wilderness, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Freshness fills this Colorado scene both in verdant flora and invigorating mountain air. Mt. Snefells derives its name from the Nordic word snaefell,
which means "snow mountain".... clearly an appropriate appellation
for even in summer the high peak holds ribbons of snow.






Monday, July 7, 2014

Battery Balconies

Balconies on the East Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Sunrise suffuses the balconies of a 
Greek Revival mansion on 
Charleston's East Battery. In 1865, evacuating Confederate 
troops demolished their cannons along the Battery by blowing 
them up. A 500 pound piece of cannon landed atop this house 
and is still lodged in the attic. 




Sunday, July 6, 2014

Paradise Found

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




If you're looking for paradise this summer,
you'll find it at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon.





Saturday, July 5, 2014

High Above

Canyon, Colorado National Monument, Colorado  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




I like heights. Whether it's being up in the Burj Khalifa overlooking Dubai and
the Arabian Desert, being on a mountain top in Yosemite overlooking
the Sierra Nevada ranges, or flying at 30,000 feet above Earth and
seeing its amazing 
topography. So, it was exciting to visit Colorado National Monument, where Rim Rock Drive offered dramatic views of canyons and
the Colorado River valley in the distance.





Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence

Single House Entry on a Cobblestone Street, Charleston, SC
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Happy 4th of July from Charleston,
where 
Edward Rutledge and Arthur Middleton,
two
 signers of the Declaration of Independence,
were born and raised.






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