Saturday, May 29, 2010

...Take Me Home Country Roads...

144/365 ♦ Untitled


Lovely Light

buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Spanish Moss on Crepe Myrtle
Still Standing

I'm not sure what this tree is, but the blossoms on it were gorgeous.
The bees and butterflies thought so too..





Shut Out

In an earlier post I stated that the pictures of a Marsh Creek, which is really Black Creek..
were taken at Williamson Bridge.
I was wrong...I know, hard to believe isn't it..
But this is actually Williamson Bridge. I had been to the Marsh and to Williamson Bridge in the Fall of 09 and somehow I had made the mistake of getting the two locations confused. In my defense, they are both bridges... just on two different Roads..
.. in two different Counties.
Having spent most of my life in California, I will quit with the History lesson of the South...
..Maybe..

I do however, know that this is a Mimosa Blossom.
and this is a weed...

I found them growing by the Black Creek Bridge.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Natural Beauty •••143/365

Natural Beauty
In this picture of the Oak tree, I really appreciate the juxtaposition of the fresh,bright green,
"new" leaves alongside the leafless, tentacled branches covered in Lichen.
Though this image was chosen as the picture of the day..
there are so many beautiful shots from this Nature Walk.
Too many in fact, and I've put only a select few in these pages to try and show all of the wonderful sights and images of Natural Beauty, that I encountered on just one hike
through the trails around Lynches River.
And all of the images in this post were taken before I even got to the actual river.
ahhh...those are for another post...
Below, is a tiny, Black Damselfly...
My neighbor has 16 Pines in their yard and I have plenty of pine cone fallout, but these pine cones I found on these trails are big ones...most are approximately 10 inches long and 5-6 inches around at the base. Big Pine Cones! And very pretty, not destroyed by the squirrels.
I have no idea what this flower (weed?) is but it is very beautiful, with pink and yellow blossoms. They were growing wild all along the trails...
view it large to see the tiny insect on the leaf...
I guess this used to be the chain that closed the drive into the Trails...the lock doesn't look too old, though the chain is completely rusted.
I just love moss and fungi and lichen...they each have the most intricate laces and fritillaries.
All unique, none the same, kind of like snowflakes.

Spanish Moss and Lichen on a small broken tree stump...


I cartainly don't have the equipment to showcase the miniscule florets that this fungus is made of, though I'm sure you've seen this on trees before. It may be algae...I'm not sure.

Green, white and purple lichen, covers this entire tree trunk!


Deep inside the trails...


The vividness of the bright green of this pine sapling really pops against the brilliant blue sky!
Natural Beauty!


This is one of the first, of the large pine cones that I saw. I really like the contrast of the brown tones against the sand. The sand is actually white, but the sunlight turned it to gold.


I really tried to capture the tiny, tiny pink blossoms blooming on these grasses.
The blooms are super small and the wind was blowing, so this is the best I got.

A wasp sipping nectar from the pink and yellow blooms.




Black Oak


Fresh Blooms




"The long and winding road....
...that leads to your door..." ~ Paul McCartney


I saw this barn on a dirt road I explored before entering the park.
This brilliant blue sky with the puffy white cumulus clouds
provide the perfect backdrop for the broom grasses and various other foliage.


Hot Tin Roof...


Pink Oleander from my Yard...



Lacecap Hygrangea from my yard...
I hope we burned some calories during our Nature Walk...it was a two hour hike.
I hope you enjoyed my pictures. Feel free to leave a comment, and if you want to go hiking...
...or hire me for a Professional Portrait Session or Wedding, or other event, call me ;D
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

♥ Ya Gotta Have Faith ♥

••142/365••
Although these images were taken yesterday, I'm making (one of) them my 365 for today.
These are from my first photowalk since moving to Florence and it was a little different than the photowalks I've participated in, living in California.
Today's photowalk included a live model, and the photowalk was instantly transformed
into an urban photo shoot.
With a model I had not met with previously, in an area that I had not really explored previously, during the exact middle of the day. Which of course caused some light issues for me.

I prefer to shoot fully manual and I had to shoot super fast, as this model was on the move... As a result, this led me to some over, as well as under exposures, with very little time to check my histogram and adjust ISO and exposure accordingly.
Not to mention that the sun was so bright most of the time I couldn't even see the histogram. She is an adorable child and put up with a lot from the adults pointing cameras at her the whole time...do this, do that..look over here..walk this way..
It was an enjoyable challenge for me, and I feel that I got a handful of pleasing shots.
I feel that it worked out well and that the edgy compositions mixed well with the noon day light.











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Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water..."
I will lay me down...
While it's still Spring, and Summer is coming on FASSSST...these tiny blooms
will become juicy, purple berries in the Fall, that will feed the birds.
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Bloomin Berries
Out travelling the Highways and Biways, I crossed this bridge leading into Darlington County.

I was there back in the Late Fall of 09. The pictures from that day look very different from these taken at the height of Spring in the damp, green, humidity of South Carolina.

Take your time and enjoy the scenery I have captured here and you won't have to dodge the traffic going over the bridge...

















Look closely..that blue blur is a bird...there were dozens of them flitting and speeding in and around, over and under...






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