Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Personal Photography in Charleston, South Carolina

This article is from Picture Correct, a photography site I enjoy. It's by Alan Slagle and titled Personal Photography

 "But let me tell you about the type I enjoy the most, “Personal Photography”, sounds like I just made that up but I didn’t. See I’ve been doing this type since I was fourteen years old, need I mention that I’m fifty one years old now. As a young lad I was always interested in photography, the one way I could show where I’ve been or what I had seen."

This is the kind of photography I enjoy as well, along with many others, but here's a group of photos of some of the people and events important to me over the last couple of months.

 My Birthday!! Thanks, Betty, for making such a great photo of a fun day together!!
Ruth, me, Joe and Betty (she made a composite to drop herself in afterwards).

Joe and I resting at Shim Creek, taken by Ruth. Joe drove us all around the Charleston area for a week, and we all appreciated his good humor and navigational skills.

Ian was here for 5 weeks, here with Joe walking down Magnolia Plantation.

Ian scoping out birds and the breech on Sullivan's Island.

 Joe at Angel Oak

Walking our beach: Susan, Barbara and Joe.

 Barbara B. in Charleston.

Barbara B. and me.

Susan and Barbara.

Ian and Joe.

Ian loves pizza! Mellow Mushroom, where they make vegan pizzas, yumm. 

 Ian and the Angel Oak.


Ian and Joe.
 Ruth, Betty and Jean at Folly Beach.

Susan, Barbara, and me.

Camden: April 1991- February 2012
He was my friend, Ian's longest friend as they homeschooled together and were buddies since they were 5 years old, his mother is one of my very good friends. We will all miss him, his ready smile, his good nature and his shinning light. Such heartbreak for all of us, rest in peace.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from Amy and Joe!! Thanks for making this great photo of us, Maureen B.!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina

Joe and I have been in South Carolina since December 18th, and enjoying every moment in this beautiful part of America. Boone Hall Plantation, just outside of Charleston, in Mt Pleasant,  is a photographers' paradise, as is Charleston, and I have been encouraged by Joe and others to share my images. So here's a start, I've shot around 3500 photos, and it does no good keeping them on my laptop :-) This grouping comes from our morning at Boone Hall on February 11th, already there are Poppies and Magnolias blooming. If you have a chance to visit, I'd highly recommend this beautifully preserved, longest working plantation in America.

Longest avenue of Live Oaks in the South.

 Gullah, a people, Gullah, a nation. Jacquie did a magnificent presentation of what it was like living in the slave quarters, and working on the farm. Made me cry to think of how badly perfectly innocent people were treated for the benefit of others, a moving experience, a beautiful woman.

 Getting ready for an event on the water.

 Slave quarters: up to 15 people lived in one 'house'.

 Excavated remnants.

 Way too many ships, even one is too many.


 Not the house when the farm was in full swing before the Civil War. Built in 1930, the live in owners generously allow people to tour the first floor.

 Joe and the Live Oaks.

Poppies and the smoke house.