Monday, January 28, 2013

Castle Pinckney

Sunrise and Shutes Folly, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film)




On the isolated island of Shutes Folly, in Charleston Harbor, lies the overgrown ruins of Castle Pinckney. Although not a real castle, it was a small fortress built in 1810 to help guard the city from naval threat. 


It was briefly revived as a prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War. But mostly the fort has been abandoned for long periods of time, fading into the obscurity of history.


18 comments:

  1. (sigh) Fading into history. Just yesterday I was mentioning to Astrid that there is so much history we will never know (we had just seen "Les Miserables" in the theater)! In the meantime, this is a lovely mood for contemplation.

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  2. spectacular my friend, breathtaking result

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  3. Magnificent colours and depth of field Doug. The Island seems to be like the fading history described in your text. Cheers J.

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  4. Lovely colours, creates a calm atmosphere where it feels like I can hear the gentle movement of water

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  5. Kaunis ja upea auringonlasku. Ihmeellisen ihanat ja voimakkaat värit.

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  6. Magical and atmospheric shot with beautiful reflections. The color combo is awesome.

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  7. Stunning--love your choice to focus on the sun's reflection in the foreground rather than on the castle itself--great effect to accentuate the feeling of blurring into history.

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  8. Wonderful sunrise. Colors are surreal and fantastic

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  9. Beautiful photo of sunset or sunrise, hot!, Beautiful photo Doug

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  10. a romantic scenery, the reflections are wonderful!
    Bravo!
    Léia

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  11. incredible shot, what a sun

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  12. It's a place that sounds intriguing - and full of potential for a a master like yourself. Meanwhile, it's a masterful shot in a lovely dusk.

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  13. good info provided here, nice capture too.. :)

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  14. Impressive impressionism!! Monet would have painted this one!
    Have a nice day.

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