Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Charleston's Mountains

Cumulus Clouds and the Cooper River, North Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


The "Lowcountry" surrounding the Charleston area is a fitting term, a perfect description of our local terrain. The land along the coast of South Carolina is so flat that clouds like these seem to tower like mountains. In summer, these kinds of clouds build and build until they peak as thunderstorms. But our mountains are transitory, constantly changing shape and ultimately dissipating into thin air.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely picture! I guess sometimes these clouds form not only into thunderstorms, but hurricanes and tornadoes. Have you ever witnessed a twister yourself?

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  2. Strong composition and very nice colors.....
    it's nice Doug.

    greetings, Joop

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  3. Cool shot, love how you've captured the Charleston landscape.

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  4. What a magnificent view - I love the framing and looking at those clouds almost makes me feel dizzy!

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  5. Great choice odf composition! It works so well with this big cloudy sky! Really nice.
    Have a nice day.

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  6. Sweet cloud scape man. Really like the big sky feel in this.

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  7. Interesting place... I suppose it was meant for this capture... Gorgeous capture btw... :)

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  8. Almost looks like a vertical panorama process. Love the angle, perspective, colors and clouds.

    Sorry I've been gone, my blog disappeared while I was in New England. I've put up a new one here to keep up for now.

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  9. my favourite type of clouds!

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  10. Great sky. Sky reflects our thought.

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  11. Breathtakingly beautiful simplicity Doug. Perfect compositional choice.

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  12. stunning cloudscape ... and really as close as you can get to "mountains" ...

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  13. skies like these always remind me of vacationing.. :) love this.. :)

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