Photographing in Downtown Charleston

Photographing in Downtown Charleston

“There is no city on Earth quite like Charleston. From the time I first came there in 1961, it’s held me in its enchanter’s power, the wordless articulation of its singularity, its withheld and magical beauty. Wandering through its streets can be dreamlike and otherworldly, its alleyways and shortcuts both fragrant and mysterious, yet as haunted as time turned in on itself.”
― Pat Conroy

Each time I go to photograph in Charleston, SC, I always make sure to save time to photograph 

Magnolia is Calling:  Part One

Magnolia is Calling: Part One

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

-John Muir

I have always loved this quote from John Muir.  There is a place that seems to call to me, especially in the springtime.  That place is not the mountains.  The place that calls to me time and time again is

Week Thirteen Composite: Avenue of Oaks and Azaleas

Week Thirteen Composite: Avenue of Oaks and Azaleas

“Live thy Life,
Young and old,
Like yon oak,
Bright in spring,
Living gold…”

― Alfred Tennyson

There is not much that makes me happier than spending time among the Live Oaks at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  I have spent time during the past four weekends going back and forth to Charleston to photograph the gardens during the azalea bloom.  The blooms this year have been the best I have seen during my past

Peacocks

Peacocks

“The geometry of a peacock’s tail is more aerial: “The eyes in a peacock’s spread tail are situated at the intersecting point of a double cluster of spirals, that are apparently Archimedean spirals.”

― Gaston Bachelard

It just doesn’t feel like springtime to me until I get a chance to visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  It is one of my favorite places on Earth.

For the past two weekends, I have