|The Needles, Cannon Beach, Oregon © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved|
(Velvia slide film)
Without the use of apps
Down by the sea shore.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
|Mural Triptych, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved|
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Union Terminal is a classic art deco train station featuring large colorful murals in the rotunda. The mosaic murals depict the history of Cincinnati particularly as it relates to the importance of the city's ties to the Ohio River, and the development of its commerce and industry.
Cincinnati has a strong German influence, going back to the beginning of its settlement, so it is not surprising that the murals were created by a German-American artist, Winold Reiss. The main mural, seen in part here, and other murals in the station took him two years to complete, the project being finalized in 1933.
I wanted to try something different with today's post so I cropped a single vertical photograph into three images, each capable of standing alone as an individual composition.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
|Lobster Shack, Wonsqueak Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula, Maine|
© Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved
For hardy Maine lobstermen,
the favorite indoor thing to do,
on dark and dreary weekends,
is to bake chocolate chip cookies,
and sip sleepytime tea...
at least that's what I heard.
After you bake your own cookies this weekend,
take a moment to check out this superstar of street photography.
this fun collection of classic road trip pics.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
|Dusk, Antebellum Mansion, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved|
A few years ago, I attended a seance with the purpose of trying to contact a long deceased relative of mine... my great, great, great, great uncle Wild Bill Hickok. Many legends surrounded this supposed lawman of the Wild West, including the wrestling of bears. So I wanted to ask him if it was really true he wrestled grizzly bears.
While calling upon his spirit, the seance table began to lift off the ground and slowly turn. The lights in the room dimmed, and mist began swirling around me. When I heard strange thumping sounds, my eyes grew wide with astonishment
and my hair stood on end.
Suddenly the spirit of Wild Bill manifested itself. In a bone chilling voice, he neither confirmed nor denied the bear wrestling stories. He did however advise me against playing poker, especially sitting at a table with my back facing the door... especially in a saloon... and especially while holding a hand of aces and eights,
the dreaded dead man's hand.
Since that night, I gave up saloons, hard liquor and gambling. Now I only drink sarsaparilla and play an occasional game of tiddlywinks. But I decided to continue the family tradition of wrestling grizzly bears, which by the way, is much more dangerous than I thought it would be.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
|Red Azaleas, South Battery, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved|
(Velvia slide film)
The cover shot for this year's Festival of Houses and Gardens was made at White Point Gardens on a sunny Spring morning. The light was just right... the flowers and mansion were in shade (soft light), while the live oak branches were illuminated (backlight) by the early morning sun.
The tours began the third week of March and ended this weekend. We had a very early Spring this year (as did many parts of the US), so the usual time of full blooming was several weeks ahead of schedule.
|Historic Charleston Foundation|
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
|Rustic Bench, Nathaniel Russell House Garden, Charleston, SC|
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This old iron bench may look uncomfortable to sit in, but after walking around the historic district on a warm Spring day,
you would be amazed at the relief it offers... Ahhhhh!
And now, for your weekend enjoyment,
take a quick look at these photography links...
See an eclectic collection of images from here and there.
These photographs look like Chinese ink wash paintings.
Finally, Noel has a highly unusual approach to landscape photography.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
|Boneyard Beach at Sunrise, Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve,|
Edisto Island, SC © Doug Hickok
(Velvia slide film)
Sunrise silhouettes submerged trees, remnants of an ancient coastal forest, at Botany Bay's boneyard beach.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
|Palm Frond Shadows, Freshfields, John's Island, SC © Doug Hickok|
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On a bright sunny day, these indigo fingers of palm shadows reflect the blue sky onto pavement made of seashells.
For your weekend entertainment I have selected a few photography links for you to enjoy...
See a collection of fantastic street photography by a man in New York studying for his Ph.D in psychology.
Check-out this ironic take on some of the most famous photographers of our time.
Lastly, what do people do when they are bored? They invent wacky sports.