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William Ashmead Courtney 1831 – 1908

Found on a walk.

There isn’t much he didn’t accomplish.

William Ashmead Courtney
William Ashmead Courtney

Born poor in Charleston he eventually became mayor… at the worst of times. The civil war had left the town ruined, and then a large hurricane, followed by a huge earthquake, damaged what was left. He guided the restoration of Charleston.

Along the was he had several successful businesses, served in the Confederate Army, and founded the South Carolina Historical Society, and other stuff I don’t remember.

Never know what you might find.

 

Southern Cemetery

A wide view of an interesting old cemetery.

Southern Cemetery
Southern Cemetery

This is a rather unusual image in that you have an unobstructed view of so many old stones. Large trees and Spanish Moss create a cover in most of the older cemeteries. Organized rows and paths were not in use until later on.

Note; click the image, best viewed full screen.

Ibis Digging Around, As Usual

One of the critters that has been ignored lately,  White Ibis.

Ibis Digging Around, As Usual
Ibis Digging Around, As Usual

With the swamps being crowded with the large wading birds I have not published many other species.

Ibis Digging Around, As Usual
Ibis Digging Around, As Usual

These photographs have been on the web site, but never published.

Ibis Digging Around, As Usual
Ibis Digging Around, As Usual
Ibis Digging Around, As Usual
Ibis Digging Around, As Usual

They Grow Fast, Heron

I had to walk over and get an updated shot of the little guy.

Over the last 2 weeks I have published some images of him and now he is looking a little like a real Heron.

He might be 3 weeks old. Being a bigger bird it takes them a while to reach the fledged stage.

They Grow Fast, Heron
They Grow Fast, Heron
They Grow Fast, Heron
They Grow Fast, Heron
They Grow Fast, Heron
They Grow Fast, Heron

The Doors Are Locked

I’m a photographer living in one of the most beautiful and historical towns in the USA… and the doors are locked. No opening in sight either.

The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked

I decided to look back at one of the last shoots of an old manor house to see what hasn’t been published.

The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked

My habit of first shooting an entrance to a room to support any larger images paid off. I rarely publish the ‘intro’ shots. They are for reference.

The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked

It turns out they make decent standalone photographs.

The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked

Built by Nathaniel Russel, 1808, Charleston, South Carolina.