Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Festival of Houses and Gardens

Tropical Flower Vine, Broad Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


The Festival of Houses and Gardens is conducted every Spring by the Historic Charleston Foundation and runs March 17th through April 16th. Select private homes and gardens are open to the public for tours during this time so that visitors can experience first hand the splendor of these beautiful places.
I've been fortunate over the years that many of my images have been featured on the cover and inside the ticket brochure. Graphic designer, Lee Helmer, does a fabulous job creating the brochure each year. Here is the cover shot of this year's brochure. I'll also post a few more images that were used in this publication over the next week or so.

Brochure



20 comments:

  1. A very beautiful flower with beautiful colours. Fantastic angle. A lovely capture.

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  2. Like pinwheels blown by the sweet breath of a playful young spring.

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  3. I love the sensation of velvet in your first shot.The flower is magnificent!
    Wonderful shot!
    Léia

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  4. Splendid image of these little colored propellers! Superb picture. Good day.

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  5. what a coincidence again! this is a sundaville, if i'm not mistaken! i just carried mine up from the basement, where it spent the winter months, trimmed it and place it on the terrace! in a month or two it MAY look remotely like this ... :-))

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  6. As someone who adores flowers, I love this one, and yes it really tells the story for the brochure, wonderful angle and capture.

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  7. amazing catch , great compo light and colors perfect OF !! happy day doug

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  8. Beautiful photo of beautiful flowers.
    I think that brochure must be very nice.

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  9. I'm a sucker for historic district/home tours. Wish I were there. You've got some beauties I would give a camera lens to see!

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  10. It's a beautiful shot and you deserve that kind of publicity! Congrats on getting this level of exposure to your talent. Well done.

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  11. Wow - a wonderfully composed shot with bright color, interesting balance and intriguing DoF. Not to mention a perfect fit for the subject of the brochure. Well done!

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  12. this is really a mervel, perfect with splendid details and incredible balance between elements in composition

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  13. As I love flowers and gardening is my favourite pastime, I would appreciate to be right there now :)

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  14. What a lovely shot in worm's eye view!

    Congratulations (again)!
    Well done, D.
    You definitely deserve this.

    By the way, isn't that an allamanda?

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  15. Fantastic shot--congrats on landing the cover and, from what it sounds, for a number of additional shots as well!

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  16. Really a beautiful shot and perfect for the cover. Congratulations on that nice work!

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  17. a fine shot: great colors!

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  18. A clever angle to include the sky as well as the blossom. And it's always good to see that SOMEONE likes your work, and even better, is prepared to spend money buying it.

    Well done Doug...

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