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


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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Alleyway Lantern

Garden Lantern, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A gas lantern perches atop a garden wall
 along Philadelphia Alley in Charleston's French Quarter.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Desert Mood

Dunes, Arabian Desert, UAE  © Doug Hickok

A stark monochrome of land and sky
 emphasises the minimalistic beauty
 of the Arabian Desert.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Echoes of Sermons Past

Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee, SC  © Doug Hickok

Through the ruins of an archway,
the interior of Old Sheldon Church can be seen,
 including the dias where sermons were preached in the 1800's.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Saltmarsh Boardwalk

Boardwalk, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok

The best way to traverse tidal marshes
 along the Lowcountry coast is to walk the planks...
planks of a boardwalk that is.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


Great Egret, Shem Creek Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok

A Great Egret strikes a statuesque pose along the boardwalk
 at Shem Creek Park. This one is tame enough to allow
approach, probably in anticipation of a tasty morsal.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Rocky Mountain Vista

Overlook, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

The winding road that leads up into the Rocky Mountain's
 alpine ecosystem offers overlooks such as this one,
where melting ice reflects clouds moving across ridge tops.

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