Monday, June 10, 2013

A Real Survivor

Drayton Hall and Live Oak Shadows, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

Drayton Hall is one of the few plantation houses to survive from the colonial era. It was built in 1742 and designed in the Italian style of Palladio. In contrast to most of the other Charleston area plantations, it endured the marauding forces of both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, persevering in its original state. 

Unlike players on reality TV, Drayton Hall is a real survivor.


  1. To me places like Drayton Hall are important memorials to slavery and the long and bloody fight for their liberation.
    It is a good photo though.

  2. Love the perspective in this one Doug. You certainly have an eye for composition. A very dramatic shot indeed.

  3. a stunning way of processing - very much like infrared !
    gorgeous perspective and dof, from the tiny blades of grass to the majestic columns of the mansion !

  4. Light and shadow contrasts make this such a memorable image!

  5. It's a wonderful image of survival Doug... you have framed so well with the shadows of the ancient Oaks on the ground....peter:)

  6. Great process: I like the way the sky turns black. Wonderful!
    Have a nice day.


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