Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saint Philip's Sunday a la Pirates

Saint Philip's Church, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Saint Philip's Church steeple rises above the streets of the French Quarter in this starry night image from Charleston. The red lantern is part of the Pirate House, which dates from 1740, and is said to have lodged the visiting sea rover Blackbeard when it was an inn and gaming establishment (we had tourists even back then). A tunnel led from the Battery to the Pirate House and was used by buccaneers entering the city, apparently to keep a low profile. Pirates were not a welcome sight in those days, except in places they spent their hard fought booty.

Speaking of pirates, Captain Jack Sparrow makes his appearance in theaters this weekend in another entertaining installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. We are big fans of Johnny Depp and look forward to any fun new films of his.

( f5.6, 13 secs, ISO 400, tripod)




24 comments:

  1. Very nice! I like light:-)

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  2. Thanks for the photo and a nice story, Doug!

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  3. I like this frame and light. Beautiful night shot.

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  4. I love the angle in this picture and the light is magnificent.That lamp give an special touch of mystery in this picture.Also reminds me old wonderful movies scenery.
    Happy Sunday,
    Léia

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  5. Charleston has such great history. Pirate tunnel wouldn't sound like a real thing anywhere else. haha

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  6. Nicely lighted picture, very good composition.
    That building is really fine.

    I also like Johnny Depp as an actor, but I like only the first part of his pirates movies. I will watch the 4th film too, I hope I will like it :)

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  7. Where are the pirates? hahahaha

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  8. The out-of-focus lantern in foreground is a masterful touch for this awesome image.
    I do not like much Johnny Depp as an actor, but he IS Jack Sparrow, and that's enough for me.
    Can't wait to see the movie!

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  9. excellent framing and tilting

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  10. Speaking of that film, I was there at Greenwich where they shot the scene!
    But I didn't see Captain Sparrow. ;(
    London's Greenwich is a great place to explore.
    You must visit it if you come to London.

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  11. Another stunning display of lighting. And I loved the story because I'm a real history buff!

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  12. awesome shot! I've been there a few times, I now wish I had more photos of this place, thanks for sharing Doug

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  13. Your photo is inventive as possible. I love the unusual angle in it. And it is imaginative as possible with the history behind it.

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  14. Wonderful night shot with warm colors.
    Beautiful landscape photo on the 20th.

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  15. What an amazing photograph!

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  16. Nice one! I'm a fan of Johnny Depp too...although probably for different reasons than you :) Actually, I just saw the new Pirates movie - good action.

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  17. Really cool shot--love the light and off-kilter feel Doug. A tunnel? How awesome is that?

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  18. Gotta love the history, Doug, of this city I want to visit again, but more thoroughly. I think the jury's out on the new Pirates movie. It arrived here in The Netherlands, too, so we'll want to see it soon. :) In the meantime, I love the clock tower of this church...and the starry night!

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  19. Fantastic light, perspective and I love the selective focus on the building behind the OOF lantern. Great work.

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  20. Very uncommon photograph. Extraordinary angle of steeple with that pirate lantern creates special, something like mysterious mood. Terrific nightly shot!

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