Thursday, January 29, 2015

Light Morning Traffic

Early Morning Traffic, Ravenel Bridge, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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To capture dawn traffic on the Ravenel, I woke early,
 made the hike to the top of the bridge,
and waited for first light to peek over the horizon.




Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rest in Peace

Oak and Pond, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
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How appropriate that a place where souls rest eternally
is surrounded with peace and beauty.




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dessert Anyone?

Dock Street Theatre, French Quarter, Charleston, SC
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It has been said the Dock Street Theatre looks like it is made of chocolate,
which if true would make it my favorite spot in Charleston.
Yum!




Monday, January 26, 2015

Hawk's Eye View

Mountain Forest, near Hot Springs, North Carolina
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A hawk's eye view over ridge and valley woodlands reveals
  how profuse life is in the Appalachian Mountains.




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Flaming Ginkgo

Golden Ginkgo Tree, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved


A ginkgo tree blazes with golden hues

 along a picket fence in the historic district.





Saturday, January 24, 2015

Door Design

Letter Slot, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A well placed letter slot is the focal point

 on a door that echos the Swiss flag.





Friday, January 23, 2015

Oaken Roof

Garden Path and Live Oaks, Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




To walk along this garden path is

 to walk beneath a roof made of oak limbs.





Thursday, January 22, 2015

Scenic Byway


Garden Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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The entrance to No. 5 can be through the front door 

or around the side through the garden gate, 
which in this case, is the scenic route.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Classical Influence


Main Entry, Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston, SC
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A simple yet elegant main entry welcomes visitors

 to this neoclassical mansion built in the Adamesque style.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Storm Residue

Mount Mitchell, from Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
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Mount Mitchell retains a powdering of snow
 after the passing of a late autumn storm.





Monday, January 19, 2015

Misty Monday - Fog Walking

Dog Walking, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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A man and his faithful companion stretch their legs
 along the beach on a misty morning


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fairy Tale

Spanish Moss, Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
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If Rapunzel's tresses were Spanish Moss,
this might be what they would look like.




Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pretty in Green

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



Home owners in the historic district garnish their piazza
 with a profusion of greenery, infusing life into their courtyard garden.




Friday, January 16, 2015

Forest Boardwalk

Boardwalk Trail to Ship Harbor, Acadia National Park, Maine
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




In Acadia National Park, a boardwalk trail passes over
 the exposed root system of a coastal forest in order
 to protect this delicate ecosystem from further erosion.




Thursday, January 15, 2015

Still Morning

Shrimp Boats, Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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Dense sea fog settles along the coast as shrimp boats
 harbor on the still waters of Shem Creek.




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fresh Powder

Row of Winter Trees, near Harrison, Ohio  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



With chilly gusts of wind and snow,
Old Man Winter coated this row of trees with fresh powder.




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Convergence of Elements


Marsh Grass at High Tide, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



High tide at sundown provided the elements I needed to isolate
 the color and texture of marsh grass along the Ashley River.
The sailboat in the background was a bonus!




Monday, January 12, 2015

Misty Monday - Meditation

Doorways in the Mist, Meditation Garden, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




The Meditation Garden is 
a place of beauty and peace,
 
especially amid the descending hush of a misty morning.



 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Melancholy Hues

Tombstones, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




I sometimes find that of all the places in Charleston,
 it is cemeteries where I most often get the blues.




Saturday, January 10, 2015

Convergence

Cherry Trees, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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A convergence of two Cherry trees graces a porch entry.



 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Double Scroll

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




The beauty of Charleston ironwork always fascinates me.
Wherever I find a colorful background,
I try to make a pleasing composition,
such as these two scrolls on a French Quarter gate.



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