Tag Archives: Charleston

Beauty Of A Swamp

Everything here is reflections, shades of light and dark, and a lot of illusion. Nothing at all what you might expect.

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Beauty Of A Swamp – Click To Enlarge

It also turned out to be fairly difficult to photograph and then finish.

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Beauty Of A Swamp – Click To Enlarge
Beauty Of A Swamp - Click To Enlarge
Beauty Of A Swamp – Click To Enlarge

The best way to view these is in a larger and more detailed format. Click any image below to view the gallery.

Lagare-Waring House, Old Town Plantation

This is the third version of the house. The first burned in 1830, not uncommon at that time. After rebuilding the union army came by in 1865. They made a habit of burning the plantations. The current house had 3 major renovations in 1930’s – 1940’s.

Lagare-Waring House - Click To Enlarge
Lagare-Waring House – Click To Enlarge

Finally in the 1970’s the plantation lands and this house were sold to South Carolina.

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Lagare-Waring House – Click To Enlarge
Lagare-Waring House - Click To Enlarge
Lagare-Waring House – Click To Enlarge

Charleston is perhaps the most popular destination for weddings. One reason is homes / parks like this are rented for events.

There’s Great Beauty In A Swamp (1)

This is the first photograph in a series. A swamp is not the horrible and frightening place depicted in books and movies. Colors and textures, perfect for photographs, are everywhere.

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There’s Great Beauty In A Swamp – Click To Enlarge

The subject above is a ‘Knee’ from a Cypress tree. The unique root system that allows the tree to grow in water.

Light streams through the overhead canopy lighting some places, keeping others dark, but always reflections that can hide where water ends and dry land begins.

 

 

Photo Bombed, Great Egret

Charleston is one of the top wedding destinations in the US (the number of photographers here is incredible). Around the area in many public places you will find various ‘staged’ places for photos.

I thought the lattice work and old moss tree was interesting, and then he showed up.

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Photo Bombed, Great Egret – Click To Enlarge

Egret, lower left. Of course I shifted a little to help once I spotted him.

Ashley River

Many times in the articles here I mention the Ashley River. I have added this quick photograph just as a point of reference.

The Ashley River is a blackwater / tidal river in South Carolina, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in western Berkeley County. The river length is only 22 miles.

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Ashley River – Click To Enlarge

For the most part the banks of the river are marshes, until it reaches Charleston. Then it eventually joins the Cooper River and empties into Charleston Harbor.

Before reaching Charleston the river is home to an enormous amount of wildlife and is a critical habitat.