Friday, July 15, 2011

Light for Light's Sake

Early Morning, Art Gallery Door, Chalmers Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


When I'm roaming around downtown Charleston in the early morning, there are many times I simply follow the light. By that I mean, I pick an area of the city to photograph, and wherever the golden light falls, that's where I shoot. In many instances, I'm just photographing the light for the sake of it's pure beauty. And that's because, the beauty of light can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.



Here's wishing you a weekend filled with extraordinary light.

 

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful light Doug! The same to you!

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  2. Perfectly stated and presented, Doug. Sometimes light alone and for its own sake is all that matters! You have a great weekend, too.

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  3. Golden light is always beautiful! I think this street is very old, the pavement made of stones. Am I right? :)
    Nice photo!
    Have a good weekend you too!

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  4. Morning has broken..
    Thank you Doug!

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  5. The golden light is just gorgeous. Have a fantastic weekend Doug.

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  6. really rich photo, so delicate so wonderful in soft light

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  7. The light and colors are really nice Doug,
    lovely place for this great shot.

    Greetings and a good weekend,

    Joop

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  8. Morning and evening light can be so tender... Happy weekend to you too.

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  9. Beautiful sunlight and this fragment in this light, reminds me of a small Italian towns.. This colors, this light.......But only those windows that open otherwise, that is, from bottom to top. In Europe are rare. I like also the old style of surface street, cobblestones it's also rare but looks great.

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  10. You certainly have an eye for great light moments. Beautiful photo.

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  11. ... and it gives that feel of a warm day approaching.

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  12. so true and what good advice...follow the light.

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  13. Gorgeous morning light. Love the simplicity of this.

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  14. Hi Doug. Thanx for your visit and comment. We've been out-of-town but hope to be back to regular blogging soon.

    It's always about the light. This is indeed golden, and somewhat muted, giving the building/door a pastel glow...very nice!

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  15. And you always do wonders with that light.

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  16. This is such a beautiful photo. You're right, the light can make or break a photo.

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  17. You're so right Doug, this is a beautiful shot!
    Have a good weekend! ;-)

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  18. If it wasn't titled otherwise, I'd have thought this was shot in the South of France. It has the same ambience, helped by the light that the photographic early bird caught. Have a nice weekend Doug.

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  19. The light in this image is terrific,really worth the early morning call :-)

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  20. and quite nice light it is...lovely.

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  21. I'm delighted by so romantic facade, in some way it reminds me Italy, I think it's about the cobblestone pavement.Gorgeous lights in this shot!
    Hugs and a nice Sunday!
    Léia

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  22. What time do I have to get up to get this beautiful shot buddy? ;)
    Lovely shot as usual.

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  23. This is so Beautiful. Your photography is breathtaking.

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  24. sure enough, the light you captured here is quite nice.. well done.. :)

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  25. in your comment you say it all - light can thoroughly transform the mundane into the utterly beautiful! i bet this house and street would be beautiful to look at in all kinds of light, however! another great image, doug!

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  26. What an insightful post and gorgeous photo. The light here is gorgeous. I'm not sure there's anything I like more in a photograph than morning light

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