Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Scrollwork

Ironwork Scroll on Railing and Red Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Charleston has an abundance of ornamental ironwork. The scroll is a very common ironwork motif. The origin of the word derives from a 13th century Anglo-French word that refers to "a roll of parchment" (for example, the Dead Sea scrolls).

This spiral shape is simple and graceful, and is commonly found in nature... as in sea shells, flower blossoms, fern fiddleheads, eddies in rivers, swirls in clouds, crop circles, and in the whipped cream atop cappuccinos. Yum!

Well perhaps the last few were a stretch, but you get the idea.

22 comments:

  1. You are publishing very special pictures in your last three articles.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  2. Now the background makes me think of a London bus or mail pillar!

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  3. hypnotic composition, i liked your presentation, merry christmas Doug

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  4. You do find the art in places I'm sure many would miss. Next time I have a cappuccino I will think of the dead sea scrolls.

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  5. Nice colors and a good composition.

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. and the finger poised over the shutter release.

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  7. un particolere bellissimo,bravo come sempre!

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  8. Wonderful work and wonderful capture.

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  9. I love iron and scroll work, beautiful capture.

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  10. @ ... This is a scroll from my keyboard :D
    Nice and detailed photo. Well done!
    Greetings.

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  11. NIce close-up! Perfect work.
    Have a nice day.

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  12. love this closeup of the iron spiral, with the many layers of paint, some peeling off ...
    the blurred and hazy background comes across nicely, too, with its strong contrasting colours!
    i like this kind of craftsmanship that can be found in the older parts of towns ...

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  13. You've done it again with a very creative image, Doug! The detail here looks just so great against that strongly contrasting background.

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  14. What scroll?
    Isn't that a golden mean in photography?

    I rarely use this to compose photos.
    Gotta try this in the future.

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  15. Lovely detail and contrasting colors Doug--beautiful simplicity!

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  16. Love it! Greetings from Norway :)

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  17. i see you got a wild imagination too.. :) great catch.. :)

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