|Cruise Ship and Ducks, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
There are many ways to travel to Charleston.
You can drive a car over the Ravenel Bridge.
You can ride a cruise ship into harbor.
Or you can swim, like this duo of dainty ducks.
Which ever way you choose,
you'll have fun cruising'.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
|South Battery Sidewalk, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Evening light illuminates a walkway on Charleston's South Battery. This images falls under the spell of this week's Favorite Photographer Friday selection, Pete Turner. Like Ernst Haas (last week's FPF pick), Pete Turner was an early master of color photography, and is esteemed as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time. One critic described his work as having "a dramatist's sense of event, intense and saturated coloration, and a distinct if indescribable otherness."
Please take a few moments to enjoy the link to Pete Turner's work,
and have fun photographing this weekend.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
|Concert Amphitheater Canopy, Riverfront Park, North Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
This 21st century metal canopy shades the outdoor amphitheater at North Charleston's Riverfront Park, showing us man-made materials and textures quite dissimilar to the building materials of yesterday. Metal alloys and synthetics replace stone and wood. Though ever-changing, the sky will forever be the constant background to the evolving elements of construction.
This amphitheater is a feature of the The Navy Yard at Noisette, a long term attempt to build a new American city from the industrial remains of an old navy base.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
|Mulholland Point Lighthouse, Campobello Island, New Brunswick|
© Doug Hickok
From a atop Mulholland Point Lighthouse, on Campobello Island, a view of the mist shrouded Bay of Fundy is framed by a window. On a clear day, you can see forever, and ever, and ever, and ever more... well at least all the way to Small's Cove, and Deep Cove, and Broad Cove, and maybe even to Chocolate Cove (there are countless coves in this part of the world). Oh, and did I mention Carrying Place Cove, and Lord's Cove, and Otter Cove, and...
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Sometimes one of the thrills of life is finding little treasures, like this assortment of multicolored malt eggs and jelly beans on Easter morning. For a person who relishes sweets and their tastiness, like me, this is striking it rich!
YUMMY ! ! !
Wishing you a Happy Easter weekend full of delicious treasures.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
|Sports Car Driver, King Street, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
It's Favorite Photographer Friday (FPF), a feature I began on my blog last week where I link you to a photographer who has influenced my work in some way over the years. Today, I thought I'd dedicate my post to one of my all time favorite photographers, and one of the most influential photographers you may never have heard of, Ernst Haas. Born in Austria in 1921, he later became one of the first photographers invited to join Magnum Photo, where he began a long illustrious career. Haas is admired today for his pioneering work and innovation in color photography, especially with abstracts, reflections, motion blur, and highly saturated images. Many contemporary photographers make images in a style that Ernst Haas set the standard for decades earlier. Take a few moments to browse around his estate website and look through his amazing array of images. You may find yourself marveling at his ingenious vision. Perhaps he'll inspired you as much as he inspired me.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
|Tower, Cables and Light Posts, Ravenel Bridge, Mt Pleasant, SC © Doug Hickok|
Sorry, no pineapples or dinosaurs today. But I do have a modern bridge to get you over the mid week hump and on your way toward the weekend. This is the Ravenel Bridge which is often referred to as the Cooper River Bridge... hmmm... probably because it spans the Cooper River, not the Mississippi, the Nile, or the Amazon.
In this photograph, an arrangement of lines and shapes caught my eye as well as the blue hue of the view.
For another blue hue view of the Ravenel Bridge, see this post.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
|Assorted Rocks, Hunter's Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine © Doug Hickok|
Sometimes one of the thrills of life is finding little treasures, like this assortment of multicolored rocks on a beach in Maine. For a person who relishes rocks and their rockiness, like me, this is striking it rich!
Wishing you a weekend full of little treasures.
Thought I'd start something new also. Calling it Favorite Photographers Friday, I'll post a link to photographers whom I admire or who have influenced my work to a certain degree over time. Today's favorite is Eliot Porter, one of the first to photograph landscapes in color.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
|Angle Oak, John's Island, SC © Doug Hickok|
The Angel Oak is estimated to be as much as 1500 years old, making it the oldest living thing east of the Rocky Mountains. It is a 25 foot diameter live oak tree, one of the largest in the country, that shades an astounding area of over 17,000 square feet. Its longest limb is 105 feet long! Many of these limbs are so heavy that they rest on the ground. The name "Angel Oak" comes from the couple, Justus Angel and Martha Waight Tucker Angel, who received it as part of their marriage settlement from the Waight family (the owners for four generations). Now owned by the City of Charleston, it is even more spectacular because there is no admission fee!
For another image of this amazing behemoth, see this post.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
|Twisted Coastal Live Oaks, Kiawah Island, SC © Doug Hickok|
At the edge of the ocean, this glowing cluster of coastal live oaks twist and turn from the constant force of winds sweeping off the sea. Like durable trees on mountaintops, they are survivors.
Hope you survive your weekend!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
|Tropical Flower Vine, Broad Street, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
The Festival of Houses and Gardens is conducted every Spring by the Historic Charleston Foundation and runs March 17th through April 16th. Select private homes and gardens are open to the public for tours during this time so that visitors can experience first hand the splendor of these beautiful places.
I've been fortunate over the years that many of my images have been featured on the cover and inside the ticket brochure. Graphic designer, Lee Helmer, does a fabulous job creating the brochure each year. Here is the cover shot of this year's brochure. I'll also post a few more images that were used in this publication over the next week or so.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
|Bike Taxi on King Street, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Charleston's bike taxis are a fun way to get around the historic district when you want to go a bit faster than your feet will carry you. These taxi drivers will be very busy this weekend as approximately 100,000 visitors are expected in the area for various events, the biggest being the Cooper River Bridge Run. Also being held here is the Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament, the Flowertown Festival, and the Festival of Houses and Gardens tours.
Good luck finding a parking space.
Friday, April 1, 2011
|Antebellum Mansion, High Battery, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Perhaps some of you have been wondering what my house looks like. Well, here it is. This is my town house. I'm upstairs doing some late night reading.
|Antiques, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
These are some of my antiques in the entrance hall. That's an original Sully.