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The Pink House

The Pink House is one of Charleston older buildings built around 1690.  Made of Bermuda stone that gave it a pink cast, the building was a tavern in the 1700s and an art gallery more recently.  It is now on the market for a cool $999,500 so you too could own a piece of Charleston history.  The building has been photographed so extensively that it seemed appropriate to do something different and in deference to its past history as an art gallery I created an artsy photo with software.

 

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Angel Oak

It’s time to be back in Charleston back in gear – as in we need to add some images to our Charleston portfolio. We need some better travel type shots for a port profile on Charleston we are doing forPassageMaker. So what do we do? We go the other direction and head out of town. Not too far out but enough to qualify as a good case of approach avoidance.

It’s the middle of the morning. The light is challenging and so is the scene. Signs all over the place asking folks not to sit on the tree or climb on it. All sorts of people around mostly behaving themselves. What to do? Can’t hide the signs. People won’t leave until closing so let’s aim up. And that’s when things get interesting. More fun, better composition opportunities up there. And, as we can see, the creative opportunities for Dee only begin at the tree. (Who would ever have thought that I would turn out to be the conservative, reserved literalist in the family?)

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Old Sheldon Church

Old Sheldon Church is just up the road from our hosts in Beaufort. For some time we have intended to get back out there to attempt to do it justice. As with most intentions “for some time’ has had that indefinite quality so endemic to intentions.

Finally, we got to indulge in makeup overkill. Went out there three times in four days. Because we are nutso photographers we got out there really early – early enough to trigger some massive night lights. OK let’s go back out when it’s really dark and see what the night lights (think prison yard lights) do for us. Yep, really nutso. Well it worked. Today’s post card was taken 15 minutes before sunrise. Maybe not so nutso.

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Sheldon Church

This ruined church is the site of many weddings and parties.  In bright daylight it has been a challenge to bring out accurate color.  My hat is off to the photographer who creates lovely pictures in this setting.

 

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Country Life

We’re in Beaufort on our way back to Florida. On the road again.

Life here in the country has its challenges. First, the difference between indoor air conditioned temps and outdoor humidity fogs up camera lenses and completely obliterate s a morning shoot that had just marvelous light. Should have known better. Oh well.

Then we have a persistent tree frog that hangs on the kitchen door and has been chased out more than once. Later in the season geckos will become the insistent critters. In the meantime, life cycles have their own imperative. Need to get to the Foolish Frog over on Lady’s Island for brunch before the church crowd lets out. Do that and life is good.

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From the Underground

As threatened, promised or otherwise advertised: More from the Graffiti Underground.

I Dunno: have no idea what the message is and maybe I don’t want to know. The totally unsupervised, uncensored nature of the venue could make for some less than desirable moments. Actually the obscenity was minimal and even interesting. All I can say about this graphic that it filled an alcove and has punch.
The Wolf Man: We know what this is all about – coolness. He cool.
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