I took my trusty iPhone for a walk on the Ravenel Bridge between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant yesterday. While I worked on burning some calories, I kept myself motivated with some photos along the 4+ miles I traversed. These were edited in Lightroom, with a variety of different presets and filters just for fun.
Virginia experienced an ice storm overnight, which has transitioned to a cold rain, so I revisited some photos I’d taken on our December trip to South Carolina where it was sunny and warm. One of the perks to playing golf with my son is that we often visit some beautiful courses, and our favorite in Charleston, South Carolina, is Charleston National. On the back nine, the course winds through a swampy area, with lots of bridges, so I took advantage […]
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Shadowed. As I was reviewing some photos I took this fall, I paused to look through a gallery from Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. The morning we visited, the fog quickly lifted, and it didn’t take long for that soft morning light to disappear. Without clouds, the bright sun quickly took control. Thankfully, Magnolia Gardens has beautiful paths that wind through their many ecosystems, from the Audubon Swamp to the […]
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It’s now been one week since my latest adventure with photographer Alistair Nicol of Coastal Insight, and the dozens of mosquito bites I endured that evening have finally disappeared. In hindsight, I should have packed better and included insect repellent in my kit, but this was a rather impromptu meet up, and I failed to bring a variety of items, including my filters. Lesson learned, and I now have a list of “Alistair” items that I will check off the […]
For this week’s WordPress Photography Challenge, it seemed the perfect time to depict Charleston, South Carolina through my eyes. My mother and I took a photo walk this morning and meandered through the alleys and side streets downtown enjoying the many beautiful houses and gardens. With a great many tourists already out and about, we blended in perfectly, and despite our frequent stops to shoot gates and walkways, no one gave us a second glance. Today, I chose to use a […]
This week’s A-Z Archive Challenge is the letter M, and that worked out perfectly for me to use an image I shot while visiting the Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Unfortunately, with unseasonably cool weather and no cloud cover, the photography opportunities during my Spring Break trip to Charleston, South Carolina weren’t quite as rich or varied as I’d hoped. My mother, an established oil painter in Charleston, joined me on this photographic adventure, and we arrived shortly after the 8 a.m. […]
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge was Future Tense. At first, I think I took the definition too literally when I read the description on Friday. All that came to mind were the buds on a tree or flower primed and ready to emerge or a newborn foal or an untouched meal ready and waiting for that first bite. As it turns out, I didn’t return to the challenge until this afternoon, and over the weekend among other chores and […]
When many people think of Charleston, South Carolina, visions of brightly colored traditional row houses come to mind, as well as scenic beaches and palmetto trees. One of my favorite places there, however, is more modern: the Arthur Ravenel Jr., Bridge that spans the Cooper River and connects Charleston to Mt. Pleasant. Walking across the bridge, finished in 2005, makes for a great work-out, especially after partaking in the area’s famous cuisine (as well as my mother’s excellent cooking!). I […]
This week it was great to revisit some of the blogs I used to frequent, including Cee’s Photography. She hosts a challenge each week, and this time the featured topic was metal. It didn’t take me long to find a variety of photos that fit into this theme, but after editing them I decided on this one. I have a substantial collection of scenic photos of Charleston, S.C., but I haven’t really spent much time with them lately. Charleston is […]
Summers in Charleston, South Carolina, are oppressively hot and humid, but this smart dog named Lily couldn’t resist slipping away from her handler to cool off for a moment in one of the downtown fountains.
New Year’s Eve in South Carolina means one thing: fireworks, and lots of them. So, Cam, Jacob and I took an evening walk on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge that crosses over the Cooper River, which divides Mount Pleasant from Charleston. It’s an impressive bridge, finished in 2005, and is the longest cable span bridge in North America. Unlike the earlier version of this bridge that was uncomfortably narrow and scary to drive (two 10-foot lanes without shoulders) and 76 […]