Category Archives: Charleston

Behind The Circular Church

This church is probably the second most photographed spot in Charleston, the fountains are #1 by far.

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Behind The Circular Church – Click To Enlarge

The congregation was organized in 1681. That’s 95 years before the USA was founded. The original meetinghouse gave Charlestons Meeting Street it’s name.

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Behind The Circular Church – Click To Enlarge

For more information click here : Circular Church

Charleston, St. Philips

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Charleston, St. Philips – Click To Enlarge

This photograph was taken from the Circular Church. Charleston is called the ‘Holy City’ due to the large number of churches and spires that make up the skyline.

In this case the churches are back to back, for centuries. Their old cemeteries separate only be a small, half size, wrought iron fence. Between them a large majority of the US founders are buried.

Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken

They are very big birds, but head on so thin they are hard to see. Unless one is flying, full speed, right at you. And obviously on purpose I should add.

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Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken – Click To Enlarge

So fast and thin keeping focus was very difficult. Besides I could hear him coming. Obviously I stood there taking shots, like him I had no place else to go either.

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Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken – Click To Enlarge

Finally he reached to opening in the canopy and banked away.

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Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken – Click To Enlarge

I knew he wanted to get down the enclosed path to the open marsh before I cut him off. But there had to be other options.

Like the rest of us have sometimes ‘it was a good idea at the time’ moment. We all have them.

 

Charleston Fiddler

He was playing traditional fiddle music, and was ‘real good’.

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Charleston Fiddler – Click To Enlarge

The music is actually from old Irish and English folk songs. I even knew them (from another life).

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Charleston Fiddler – Click To Enlarge

This day the gentleman was entertaining on the Charleston waterfront. In the wind from looming hurricane Irma.

Colorful Charleston, Windows

Photographers have always loved windows. Add the character and color of Charleston and you have the  perfect reason to walk around town.

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Colorful Charleston – Click To Enlarge

A side window in the famous Circular Church.

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Colorful Charleston – Click To Enlarge

Charleston is known for it’s galleries, this one is a favorite. I do love this ship and have photographed it various times of night and day.

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Colorful Charleston – Click To Enlarge

A pottery gallery window that I don’t remember seeing before.

The ‘Colorful Charleston’ articles are something we publish on-going. There is rarely a shortage of photographs.