Thursday, July 31, 2014

Boardwalk Sunset

Boardwalk, Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Right Reserved



A splendid way to end the day is a stroll
 along the boardwalk at Shem Creek.





Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Afternoon Etching

Gate Shadow, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(iPad photography)




Afternoon sunlight "etches" an ornate pattern on the pavement,
 thanks to a nearby courtyard gate.




 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vast

Paddle Surfer, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




A lone surfer seems humbled by the vastness of the sea
on a cloudy morning at Folly Beach.




Monday, July 28, 2014

Way of the Crane

Crane Statue and Pond, Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A garden sculpture cranes its neck as if to meet the morning light...
or perhaps nab an airborne insect.
In either case, it alit amid a peaceful setting
 to strike its pose.





Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Tangled Frame

Boneyard Beach, Botany Bay Plantation, Edisto Island, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A tangle of old trees frames the boneyard beach
 on Pockoy Island at Botany Bay Plantation.





Saturday, July 26, 2014

Summer Rainbow

Near Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(iPad photography)




These colorful houses near Rainbow Row are a
 cool sight, even in the heat of summer time.





Friday, July 25, 2014

Tradd Street

Row of Homes, Tradd Street, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Soft morning light greets a row of homes along Tradd Street,
one of the oldest streets in Charleston.
Tradd Street dates back to the late 17th century,
and some of the present day houses were built in the Colonial era.





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.




 

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