Wednesday, March 13, 2019


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A Tourist in my own Town

The weather has been dull and blah for awhile, the way it often behaves when the seasons change, so when the sun peeked out for a day recently, I spent some time wandering the streets of beautiful historic Charleston, and remembering again why so many people visit.  Here are some cameos of the classic Holy City tourist experiences.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Indulging my Fog Fetish ... again

I know not why I find fog so irresistibly seductive, but there it is - I do.  I didn't have to detour far out of my ho-hum daily errand route to discover these quintessential southern scenes.  It's almost noon, and it's still foggy out there!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Eclipsed Wolf Moon Over Charleston

So along with several other crazy photographers all over the US (and the world for that matter), I struggled with equipment in the dark and the cold for over 4 hours, while at the same time being completely awestruck by the progression of the earth's shadow as it glided silently across the face of the moon.  This is a composite image of an almost fully eclipsed Wolf Moon suspended over the Charleston skyline.  Magical!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

More from Wandering through Western North Carolina

Just love a road trip and there are not many prettier places to wander than Transylvania County.  Here are a few more gems.  Some of the locations, such as Hooker Falls in the DuPont State Forest, and the cascades at Eastatoe Falls I knew about and sought out, but others I serendipitously stumbled upon along the way.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Biltmore House decorated for Christmas

Since I was near Asheville over the weekend, I took the opportunity to visit the Biltmore House while it was still decorated for Christmas.  I wasn't particularly interested in spending time in the grounds because it was cold and windy.  A better time to spend exploring the grounds would be the fall season.  Anyway, I did want to photograph some of the Christmas decor - I don't think any of these ornaments came from a Walmart!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Heads up for Total Lunar Eclipse later this Month

About this time last year I was getting ready to head out to Joshua Tree, California to watch and photograph the epic super blood moon total eclipse.  Well, on January 20th/21st I won't have to travel further than my back porch because (weather permitting) we will be able to watch the entire show from start to finish here in Charleston.  I love these celestial productions, so predictable now given our advanced knowledge and technology, but mysterious and awe-inspiring nevertheless.  Here are a few photos of the last lunar event, the moon in various stages of eclipse.