Category Archives: Historical

Old Working Lighthouse

Georgetown Lighthouse. Also called the North Island Light, this historic beacon stands on North Island at the mouth of Winyah Bay where it still serves as a working navigational guide.

Old Working Lighthouse - click to enlarge
Old Working Lighthouse – click to enlarge

I took this shot from across the bay in a secluded wildlife preserve. I though a monochrome worked best since it’s the oldest working light in SC.

Old Head Stones, Monochrome

Like many people I am fascinated by old cemeteries and their history. Over the last few years I have photographed hundreds of scenes. Every once in a while I find a new image to publish.

Old Head Stones, Monochrome - click to enlarge
Old Head Stones, Monochrome – click to enlarge

Just an aside, I noticed how the old headstones both in the old southern cemeteries and New England’s were so similar. It turns out the master carvers were in New England. Until the Civil War many head stones were created up north and shipped down here.

Dark Morning In Magnolia Garden

It really was a little too dark for this photograph. The noise/grain here was high but the overall image I liked.

Dark Morning In Magnolia Garden - click to enlarge
Dark Morning In Magnolia Garden – click to enlarge

To compensate for the grainy image I diffused/softened the entire photograph. The fall colors came through stronger for some reason. I left them as is.

This is best viewed large, so please click the image above.

Old garden behind Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina.

Rarest Plant (In The World)

Completely out of my element here. Experts like Nigel Cowburn and Pete Hillman should be consulted for plants.

The plant here was discovered in the large Tom Yawkey Wildlife preserve. A second patch was found recently.

Rarest Plant (In The World) - click to enlarge
Rarest Plant (In The World) – click to enlarge

This is a Hedge Nettle, a new species of Hedge Nettle. So far, this is it. Currently 2 patches of the plant are known to exist.

Rarest Plant (In The World) - click to enlarge
Rarest Plant (In The World) – click to enlarge

Both patches are in this preserve, where people are allowed only with an appointment and a guide (8-12 people guide tours are being sort out right now).

Since people would never find this plant the biggest danger is hurricanes and Alligator poop. Probably not in that order.

Charleston Churches

Charleston, South Carolina is called the ‘Holy City’ because it’s skyline is dominated by church spires.

Charleston Churches - click to enlarge
Charleston Churches – click to enlarge

Even today the city has limits on the size of buildings downtown to keep the spires prominent. It’s a little hard, and there are some places the skyline has suffered from our tremendous growth.

Charleston Churches - click to enlarge
Charleston Churches – click to enlarge

No matter it is an old southern city filled with charm, and of course tourists to help pay for all this.

Charleston Churches - click to enlarge
Charleston Churches – click to enlarge

 

 

Cemetery In Black And White

Every old cemetery is filled with history and stories. These old southern cemeteries throw in a little haunting imagery.

Cemetery In Black And White - click to enlarge
Cemetery In Black And White – click to enlarge

There is an interesting article written, ‘Buried In Roses’, from New Zealand, that shows the story telling and mystique is universal.

Click to read Buried In Roses .