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Divinity   3 comments

St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, S.C.

On a beautiful night in May, we had dinner at one of Charleston’s fine restaurants, Tristan, now closed, sadly. (Charleston is noted for being “food obsessed”, an obsession that works out particularly well for us.) Afterward, we wandered around the downtown area looking for interesting photo opportunities.

Although the wind was high that night, the church stood still long enough to capture some interesting frames, with a beautiful ice-ringed moon as a backdrop.

Built in 1836, St. Philip’s Church features an imposing tower designed in the Wren-Gibbs tradition. St. Philip’s is the oldest religious congregation in South Carolina, having been established in 1681.

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Pineapple Fountain, Charleston, S.C.   10 comments

Pineapple Fountain, Charleston, S.C.


We don’t travel to cities very often. I’m more of a country mouse, I suppose.

Recently, we decided to try a few days in Charleston, South Carolina, having heard what a nice city it is for a number of reasons. Charleston did not disappoint in the least.

Tucked away in a remote corner of a park on the waterfront – a place where I’m sure nobody ever goes – we found this cute little fountain chugging away on a beautiful, warm night. It was our great fortune that there were no other people around. Nope, no one taking photos of the fountain itself; no one posing for wedding or engagement shots; no one walking into the frame; no kids jumping around in the water. Just me, Susan, and a camera.

(Just kidding. The park was loaded with humans!)

During a break in the activity around this icon of Charleston, I managed to fire off seven frames to merge in Photomatix to a 32-bit TIF, no tonemapping, ranging from 1/4s to 15s.

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A sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina

Bench Press

Image © 2011 Rob Hanson Photography, All Rights Reserved


A recent post on 500px by Daniela Duncan reminded me of our visit to Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. I had created a few images from that location, but thought it would be nice to revisit the archives to see what else was available. I found this guy, right where I left him.

Brookgreen Gardens is an amazing place, particularly in the spring when the azaleas are blooming. Well maintained, the extensive gardens have walking paths, fields, animals, and an incredible collection of sculpture. It’s definitely a must-see, but be sure to allot most of a day to see everything.

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 lens. Three exposure, center at ISO 200, f/2.8, 20mm 1/250s

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