Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Doorway in Stone

Monument Rocks, Western Kansas  © Doug Hickok



A naturally sculpted doorway in this ancient stone
 offers a view toward rock formations known as
 the Chalk Pyramids, located on the high plains of Kansas.



Monday, March 27, 2017

Stacked

Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok



Wooden chairs are stacked after closing time
 at a streetside restaurant in Rome.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

It's Easy Being Green

SC Aquarium, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Mr. Frog relaxes at the South Carolina Aquarium,
enjoying one of Charleston's warm spring days.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lion's Gaze

Door Knocker, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Half in sunlight, half in shadow,
this classic door knocker
 in Charleston's French Quarter
greets visitors with a stately gaze.




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dappled Shadows

Tree Shadows, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Tucked down an alleyway in the French Quarter, 

a freshley painted stucco wall
 is dappled with the shadow of an overhanging tree.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Market Hall

Market Hall, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



The entrance to Charleston's old market was built to resemble
 a neo-classical temple and stands out noticably
 among modern buildings that surround it.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sculpted by Sunlight

Headstone Detail, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A gravestone is highlighted by the slanting mid day sun
which illuminates sculpted edges of the artwork.



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ancient Tentacles

Live Oak, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The sprawling arms of this ancient live oak
 occupy a large plot in Charleston's Hampton Park.



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Quaint B & B

27 State Street B & B, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A quaint indoor courtyard greets visitors
 to this historic Bed and Breakfast,
located a short stroll from neighborhood
 art galleries and fine restauraunts
in Charleston's French Quarter.







Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Early Redbud

Redbud, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Early spring blooms brighten Charleston's French Quarter,
 located in the heart of the city's Historic District.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Dual Purpose


Window Grille, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A bank on Broad Street features decorative ironwork
 on each of its first floor windows. They act
 both as a safeguard and as ornamentation.







Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ancient Oaks


Middleton Place Gardens, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Ancient live oaks are common place
 in America's oldest landscaped gardens
 at Middleton Place Plantation.



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Carriage Door

French Quarter, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



A carriage door is incorporated
 into the design of a French Quarter house
 in Charleston's Historic District.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Charleston's Blooming Churchyards





Spring Blooms, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Early spring blooms bring new life
to Charleston's old historic cemeteries.





Monday, February 27, 2017

Western Vista

Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction, Colorado  © Doug Hickok



A long view from Rim Rock Drive overlooks sandstone
formations toward the verdant Colorado River Valley,
and the arid Book Cliffs on the far horizon.



Friday, February 24, 2017

Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills State Park, near Logan, Ohio  © Doug Hickok



When many people think of Ohio, they think of large cities
 surrounded by flat farmlands stretching for miles and miles.
But the eastern region of the state is part of Appalachia
 with a geography of steep wooded hills and narrow rocky
 hollows. Such places have been preserved by Hocking Hills
 State Park. Here's an image I made back in 1978 when
I first began taking landscape photographs.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Quadriga

Horse Fountain, Charleston Place, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The Quadriga is a Neo-Classical sculpture
 erected in front of Charleston Place Hotel.
It depicts a group of bronze horses that symbolize
 the role which horses have played in the city's long history,
including the carriage rides that tour
 the old districts of Charleston today.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill, Everglades National Park, Florida  © Doug Hickok



I made this image of a Roseate Spoonbill on film
 nearly 40 years ago when I first caught the photo bug
 and was learning photography. I have always loved
birdwatching, so on one of my trips to the Everglades
 I brought a camera along to try capturing
 the interesting bird life there.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Moving Day

Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Within the Historic District, old delapitated buildings
 are saved for future renovation. This single house
 is being moved to make room for yet another new hotel,
 constructed to accommodate the increase in tourists visiting Charleston.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Missing Piece

East Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The antebellum mansion in the center once featured
 a large portico. The giant columns tumbled to the ground
 during the destructive earthquake of 1886,
which took a great toll on the city.



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Coke Ovens

Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Colorado  © Doug Hickok



The Coke Ovens are one of many ancient sandstone
 rock formations seen when driving Rim Rock Drive,
 which winds through Colorado National Monument.



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