Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Monday, August 22, 2011
|Iron Gate Knobs, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Door knobs glow in the light of a setting sun along the Battery in Charleston. Ornate ironwork is part of the charm of our fair city, and can be seen throughout the neighborhoods on the peninsula.
As the warm sunlight illuminates each curve of iron, the ornate design of the gate is traced in fiery colors. Annie Griffiths Belt, a well known National Geographic photographer, once said that a successful image communicates a sense of the light. And since photography is by definition about light, her remark makes perfect sense.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
|Ornate Cross, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Carved flowering vines climb this stone cross at Magnolia Cemetery. The large 19th century graveyard is the resting place of many Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War, including the crew of the Hunley. The Hunley is an early prototype submarine which sank off the coast of Sullivan's Island during a mission to torpedo a Union blockade ship.
The Hunley was pulled out of the sea several years ago, and is on display at the old navy base, where research continues on this archeological gem from a distant era.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
|Southern Wetlands, Caw Caw County Park, Ravenel, SC © Doug Hickok|
From the cool misty coasts of Maine to the hot humid climes of a Southern swampland, this weeks posts offer a variety of natural environments for you to enjoy.
Today's image shows swampy wetlands from a former rice plantation, which was converted in recent times to a wildlife refuge and nature education center. This park is called Caw Caw, just like the sound of wild crows.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
and if you gotta... crow!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
|A little waterfall near a Carriage Road, Acadia National Park, Maine © Doug Hickok|
Acadia National Park has 45 miles of unpaved carriage roads dating from the early 20th century. Built by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr., these rustic pathways meandering over Mount Desert Island were intended for horse and carriage rides. Today they are used by park visitors for hiking, horseback riding and bicycling. Along the way, one is likely to discover beautiful sights in the mountains and valleys, such as this gem of a waterfall, right next to the carriage road.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
|Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok|
The city of Cincinnati has an urban renewal project underway in the Over the Rhine area. This neglected part of town is being targeted for renovation because of it's nationally important 19th century architecture. It is one of the largest urban historic districts in the USA. Originally settled by German immigrants, it became the center of Cincinnati's beer brewing industry, but is known today for it's large collection of Italianate buildings.
Progress is slow, however. Many of the dilapidated structures are secured with brightly painted plywood to temporarily cover doors and windows, in an attempt to
"keep Cincinnati beautiful".
One day these buildings will be attended to, but in the mean time they wait.
Hope springs eternal.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
|Outcrop, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky © Doug Hickok|
By the road was this outcrop of limestone, showing telltale traits of Karst topography, a geologic phenomenon important for the formation of caves. Weaker layers of limestone erode faster than harder layers above, creating ideal situations for cave development over time.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
|Oddity #1, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok|
|Oddity #2, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok|
|Oddity #3, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok|
|Oddity #4, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok|
|Oddity #5, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok|
|Oddity #6, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok|
|Oddity #7, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio © Doug Hickok|
What in the world is this?
These images are like pieces of a puzzle.
Imagine them together, and you might get an answer.
It was so chaotic that it was a challenge to make coherent compositions.
Feel free to make a guess.
If you would like to know what in the world this is, here is the link.