Friday, January 27, 2012

Single House Style

Single Houses, Colonial Lake, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


A distinctive form of Charleston's architectural style is the single house. Many of the original plots in colonial Charleston were long, narrow properties, running perpendicular to the streets. A house built on this land was typically one room wide (a single house), or sometimes two rooms wide (a double house). Entry to the house from the street was through a side door which opened onto a porch or piazza.
The two houses pictured above on Colonial Lake are examples of the single house style.

I'll leave you with some cool photography links for your weekend pleasure... hope you enjoy!

A photographer from Chicago took a picture everyday of the same hill for four years.
Another photographer composed portraits of identical twins.
13 famous photographers posed with their most iconic images.
Here are the winners of the 2012 Hasselblad Masters Award.
Lastly, see some amazing waves from Tasmania!

24 comments:

  1. I don't think I'd want to live in that style house, but it is cool to look at. Nice shot and reflection.

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  2. Perfect composition and wonderful light here Doug. My goodness, I love every single one of those links. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  3. Fabulous colors and reflections...and a mighty fine education this Friday morning, Doug. Thank you.

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  4. What lovely soft colors ! Lovely reflection too.

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  5. The beetle on the waterfront is mine. I'm visiting houses... I wish...

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  6. wonderful dawn(?) shot. looking forward someday soon to following those links.

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  7. The reflection really amplifies the impact of those gorgeous colours.

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  8. Really enjoy your work and your facebook page.

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  9. Such lovely classic houses photographed in most charming tone and beautiful composition! Thanks too for the links... inspiring!:-)

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  10. what a splendid and relaxing image, with a perfect result in light and range of magenta, seems to be made with a dedicated filter

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  11. Beautiful colors and refletions. Great shot.
    Agustín.

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  12. Gorgeous composition, colors and reflections Doug!

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  13. Isn't that a triple house with three rooms wide? ;o)
    We do have some interesting colonial shop houses in Malaysia too.
    But they're very un-English!

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  14. Great view and colours!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  15. that must be great living by the lake in one of those houses
    beautiful light

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  16. It looks like a toy town. Lovely colour. Love the reflection too. :)

    How nice to live in a home overlooking a lake. ^^

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  17. This is a classic Doug shot of Charleston...with beautiful colonial houses, superb reflections and that magic light that comes from wondering around with a camera during dawn/dusk.

    I've been away too long Doug and it's difficult to comment on all the pics that you've posted in that time, but I have looked at - and admired them all.

    Thank you too for the recent comments on Renaissance from you and Becky, they were greatly appreciated.

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  18. a fine collection of links you have there.. nice shot!

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