This is a backwater on the Ashley River near Charleston. The photo was taken during Golden Hour where the sun has not come up yet giving deep colors with no shadows and colorful skies. This was taken with my Nikon Z6 with a Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 lens. Settings: ISO 560; Shutter Speed 1/45sec; f/6.7;Continue reading “Backwater”
Photo from an early morning walk.
The Ashley River is a blackwater and tidal river in South Carolina, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in western Berkeley County. It consolidates its main channel about five miles west of Summerville, widening into a tidal estuary just south of Fort Dorchester. This is just before sunrise wakes up the still water.Continue reading “Ashley River”
This is a Southern Live Oak on a path along the Ashley River. Middleton Place in South Carolina is covered with these mossy trees. You can stroll the grounds and enjoy the vista of lakes and and the Ashley River intermingled with interesting trees. Also there are gardens which Henry Middleton envisioned and began toContinue reading “Path Along the Ashley River”
I always like photographing old footbridges like this. Their unique designs and scenic settings make interesting photos. This particular bridge connects The Inn at Middleton Place with the restaurant and main grounds. The walk takes you around the lake with a view of the Rice Mill, manicured lawns and mossy trees. Also, there could beContinue reading “Footbridge”
About 15 miles northwest of Charleston South Carolina, along the Ashley River, is a plantation called Middleton Place. This is a National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America, scenic lakes, old buildings and wildlife. This is an old rice mill on one of the lakes. The lake is surrounded by manicuredContinue reading “Old Mill”
The Min-Aqua Bats’ final act, A Salute to America. These young ladies skiing around Lake Minocqua with flags flying is a sight to see. Happy Memorial Day to my friends.
The pyramid practiced in the previous photo is performed in front of crowds in Minocqua, Wisconsin. I remember watching this ski team in the early 50’s. One of the oldest water ski show teams in the United States today. The Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Club originated in 1950 with a group of local young peopleContinue reading “Pyramid”
Eads Bridge, built in 1861, provides transportation across the Mississippi River by car, foot or rail. The bridge itself made St. Louis the true gateway to the west but the engineering techniques developed in the building of the bridge led to engineering marvels that created the Hoover Dam, Panama Canal and development of our westernContinue reading “19th Century Marvel”
A lone lily in the reflecting pools around the Jewel Box in Forest Park. The Jewel Box is a display greenhouse in the park with flower gardens surrounding it. For more photos from the Jewel Box and Forest park visit: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Forest-Park/