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Blue Heron Rookery

The boys are back in town.

Blue Heron Rookery
Blue Heron Rookery

Male Great Blue Herons are in the rookery claiming the best nesting spots.

Blue Heron Rookery
Blue Heron Rookery

There’s lots of changing places, some fighting, and even early repairs to last years old branches.

Blue Heron Rookery
Blue Heron Rookery

One of the islands has plenty of red leaves and big trees. The Herons were flying around, over, and through making great shots, if you were in the right spot.

I missed more than a few, I’m rusty, and need to get more practice.

Blue Heron Rookery
Blue Heron Rookery

Colors are now a combination of a few fall reds, browns, and the greens of Palmettos.

Activity will pickup and continue on through summer. There will always be quiet times, but I even saw the first female tormenting / fighting a male at a nest.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Carriage House

Behind one of the old Charleston manors, Aiken-Rhett, are stables, enslaved quarters, and an old carriage house.

Charleston Carriage House
Charleston Carriage House

Poking around in the back buildings can be more fun than shooting the actual houses here.

Charleston Carriage House
Charleston Carriage House
Charleston Carriage House
Charleston Carriage House

It’s not the first time I’ve been in here, yet every time there is something new to photograph.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Shrimper Boat Passenger

And yes, the shrimpers really are very colorful.

I know some equipment is a specific color for a reason, like the green nets. Others, the plastic bins, they may have been on sale.

Shrimper Boat Passenger
Shrimper Boat Passenger

This image is also a good example of why I went back to looking through film and equivalent digital filters. Kodachrome 64, above, was the standard 35 mm for years and the only Kodak film created specifically for the consumer market. The colors are vibrant.

 

On A Shrimp Boat, Brown Pelican

They had a good seat on this shrimp boat and were not giving it up.

A shrimper was tied up at low tide. I was just about eye level from the pier. A perfect position for me and the locals here.

On A Shrimp Boat, Brown Pelican
On A Shrimp Boat, Brown Pelican

Brown Pelicans in the rigging.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Old Charleston Home

Taken as I came down an old staircase from the early 1800’s.

What had been a statue with oil lamp had been updated to electric.

Aiken-Rhett - Stair Light
Aiken-Rhett – Stair Light

This is a house that has not been renovated. Much of building remains as the original 1800’s. This makes it even more beautiful and interesting.

Charleston, South Carolina.