Monday, February 20, 2012

Cooking Charleston

Saint Philip's Churchyard Gate and Carriage, French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok
(Velvia slide film)


As I alluded to in a previous post, Charleston has been receiving much favorable attention as a travel destination in recent months. Conde Naste Travel Magazine ranked it as the number one city to visit in North America. Fodor's Travel went even further by placing Charleston among the top 21 "to go"
 attractions in the world. They described it as a "buzzy" destination that is "foodie-centric" and "leading the Southern food revival". Charleston, for such a small city, is indeed graced with an abundance of fine restaurants and cafes. There is a menu for almost anyone's taste.

Today's image is one that is featured in a coffee table cookbook recently published by Hank's Seafood Restaurant.  It is replete with delicious recipes presented by nationally recognized chef Frank McMahon. The intent of the image is to offer a taste of Charleston's historic and charming ambience.

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful scene and capture with foreground and background with the gateway ...

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  2. A wonderful aura around this photo. Looks like a dream from another time.

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  3. This is a very elegant image, Doug!.

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  4. Wonderful place.I would like to eat there.

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  5. I love this shot. You framed it perfectly as the photo draws you through the gate and out onto the street. Very nice!

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  6. an intent the picture fulfills admirably, i'd say! i like the orton-ish effect in the bright colors, and i like the look through the open gate!
    three cheers for charleston's surge to the top ... it's definitely deserved!

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  7. Gorgeous light giving me a warm feeling. Beautiful!
    Have a nice day.

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  8. It´s a great charming ambience. A wonderful place.
    The light is very war and atractive.
    Very, very nice.

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  9. Great lighting and professionally done, Doug.

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  10. I can see why this photo would be in such a book. Really well done.

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  11. I love the colors of velvia slide film. Perfect exposure and composition, as always. This must be a wonderful place and I would love to visit in person.
    Have a wonderful day, Doug.
    Yoshi

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  12. Gotta say Doug, that you've been shooting such great stuff around Charleston - and promoting it - that the City Fathers should make you a (paid) honorary City Ambassador!

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  13. your plane of focus adds a lot of great mood to the shot

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  14. Congratulations on your inclusion in the cookbook Doug--very cool! I love this shot. It's just full of interesting elements and comforting warm light.

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  15. good food sounds great.. :) that's one fine shot too.. :)

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