An offering of images from Charleston, South Carolina, and travels elsewhere.
Aha. So I just had to Google how in the world it got that name. BINGO!`In 1873, the Caribou Mine, at an elevation of near 10,000 ft (3,048m) and 6 miles west of town, was sold to the Nederland Mining Company from the Netherlands, which decided it was beneficial to bring the gold ore from Caribou Hill down to the lower elevation and more welcoming climate of Middle Boulder for milling. Middle Boulder eventually acquired, based on casual nomenclature among the miners, the name Nederland, which means "low lands" in Dutch (and, more importantly, is the official name of the Netherlands in the Dutch language), due to the 2,000 foot elevation difference between the mine and the mill. In 1874 the town was incorporated and adopted Nederland as the official name.`
Very striking composition, Doug.
Very interestingly composed photo and I like it.
fun play with colors and framing
What? They don't paint their fire hydrants orange in Nederland Town?!Ha, I saw a smiley on the fire hydrant. :)Big toothy grin like my model, eh?By the way, that's special make-up, not her natural tooth colour.
LOVE it, Doug!
sorry once again for 'being' mute for so long, doug, but preparations for iceland and a deadline for a book have taken up all my time ...but just now i had a look at all your photos that i missed ... you must have had a wonderful trip to bring back such a treasure trove of images ... ;-))cool that you know iceland! i was there 9 years ago and fell in love! at that time the keflavik air force base was still active, and i did see quite a few american soldiers at the sights. it is indeed a very beautiful piece of our planet (if the weather is not TOO bad ... ;-))
Yu managed to include many different colors and shades in your photo.
Oh, what a lovely place! I love those colours!
Beautiful combination of colors, well composed. There's enough happening in the sky to maintain interest.
The angle you choosed (behind the green wall) is great, Doug!
Great color and I really like the composition--very creative and effective Doug.
You're right Doug, great colour - and probably all the more so because of the cloudy sky. BTW, those stars look rather large for the local sheriff!
Le cadrage met en valeur les couleurs de ses trois éléments.
sure looks like a nice place.. nice capture! :)