Ascend: To Move Upward, To Rise

Today’s photo challenge is based on the word ascend, which sent my thinking upward.    Hope you enjoy the photos.   Golden hour at the water park, Charleston, SC   Pumpkins on the ascent, Historic District, Charleston, SC   Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC   French Huguenot Church with Gothic Revival arched ceiling, Historic District, […]

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Cheeky: Impudently Amusing

This week’s photo challenge word is “cheeky.”  This one took a little more thought, but the first thing that came to mind was that cheeky little engine Percy.  Lots of children in my life, what can I say. The Cheeky Engine     A Cheeky Frog in Charleston, SC     A Cheeky Ringed Bill […]

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Serene: Calm, Peaceful, Untroubled, Tranquil

Serene. What a perfect photo challenge as a prelude to the busy Christmas season!   Barnardsville, North Carolina Dillingham, North Carolina Weaverville, North Carolina Weaverville, North Carolina Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Ripley’s Gatlinburg Aquarium, North Carolina Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give […]

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Transformation: Change in Form or Appearance, Metamorphosis

What a great photo challenge word—transformation. It’s something I always desire in my life. I hope you enjoy the photo selection for this Wednesday’s theme.     Vineyard, Western North Carolina     Fall, Waters Edge     The Arboretum, Asheville, North Carolina     Blue Ridge Mountains       The Arboretum, Asheville, North […]

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Experimental: Innovative, Unconventional, Untested

Wednesday’s photo challenge is like a mental vacation.  There’s something about photography that captures my full attention and draws 100 percent of me into the moment.  Today, the challenge word is “experimental.”  All of these photos were taken using experimental techniques, mostly with Lensbaby lenses.  The creek photo involved an ND filter along with a […]

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Temporary: Short Term, Nonpermanent

Today’s photo challenge is all things temporary.  I chose memories from the four seasons, which run their course and fold into their successor.                           The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it […]

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Peek: Glance, Glimpse, Glint

Another Wednesday, another photo challenge.  Peek is the theme.  All of these photos were taken this week in Charleston, South Carolina, where the weather is absolutely beautiful, the temperatures perfect, and God’s glorious creation evident every place you peek. At the waterpark. . .   Historic District. . .   Residential District. . .   […]

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Rounded: Smooth, Curved, Complete, Balanced

Today’s post might be described as an aside, but sometimes that’s a good thing, especially when it involves photography. Wordpress hosts a photo challenge each Wednesday, focusing on varied themes. Today the theme word is “Rounded.” I hope you enjoy my selections, all of which were taken in the beautiful coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina. […]

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Light Painting

There’s an interesting technique in night photography called light painting. You secure your camera on a tripod, set the aperture at about f11, and then set the speed for 10-20 seconds. Since vehicles are always on the move, city streets provide the perfect venue. Movement is the key to light painting. Whatever moves disappears from […]

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The Boneyard

Last spring we packed our things and headed for Charleston. The historic district is one of our favorite places to hang out, although I’m not sure hanging out would describe our activities there. Normally, I spend days wandering around with my camera equipment, shooting black ironwork, cobblestone road patterns, and a hundred other fascinating details […]

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