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7:12 pm on Monday April 23, 2012

Signs of Spring: The Terracotta Jungle

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer Sign in window of plant nursery:  “It’s spring, I’m so excited I wet my plants!” “It’s time,” Marcia said, peering out the kitchen window excitedly, “for the wild azalea walk.”     The half circle path...
10:54 am on Thursday April 12, 2012

Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House

Preservationist and DIY hero Ron Tanner will be performing his one-man show at the Charleston County Public Library. Ron's book FROM ANIMAL HOUSE TO OUR HOUSE: A LOVE STORY tells how  he and his wife bought a ruined frat house and -- not knowing...
3:13 pm on Tuesday January 11, 2011

Street Photography

0.4 sec f/2.8 11mm ISO 200 One of my favorite forms of photography to create is street photography. I remember showing the shot of the girl doing yoga that is featured at the top of this website (or by clicking here) to someone and they thought...
5:02 pm on Wednesday January 5, 2011

Get A Little Closer

1/2500 sec f/5.0 165mm ISO 200 I took this photo of the columns of a church on Hasell Street the other day in this fashion because the light was really hard. Instead of fighting the light, I decided to get in close to exploit the hard nature of it...
4:45 pm on Sunday January 2, 2011

Finding Your Composition Part 2

10 Seconds f/2.8 28mm ISO 200 I really enjoyed writing yesterday’s post. It’s truly a joy for me to talk about the decisions I make when making a photo and also why I choose my favorites from a shoot. I tend to flood my Flickr stream with a ton...
5:23 pm on Saturday January 1, 2011

Finding Your Composition

1/200th of a second, f/4.5 22mm ISO 200 When talking about any style of photography, a consistently important factor is composition. If the composition doesn’t connect with the viewer, the picture is overlooked and it fails. When you first...
6:40 pm on Thursday December 30, 2010

What’s In A Name?

Taken at Joe’s Crabshack in Myrtle Beach, SC. 35mm, 1/10 of a sec, f/1.8, ISO 200 As I go about my research and plans to formulate my photography career (which, by the way, I’m including y’all each step of the way because I don’t know if something...
7:13 pm on Monday December 27, 2010

Snow In The South

I’ve only been living in the south for six years, and I’ve witnessed two snowstorms within the last year. Prior to that, it was ten years ago that snow stuck to the ground in Charleston. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’m glad I kept one of my...
6:41 pm on Tuesday December 21, 2010

Turn Up The Volume

As we approach the coming Christmas holiday, we rapidly run right into the new year almost as an afterthought. It usually feels like the wrap-up party of the holiday season. I’m taking this time between now and the day the ball drops as a time to...
5:12 am on Wednesday May 19, 2010

Let Your Inner Bike Goddess Shine

We found this post somewhere online and just loved it.  It’s about casting away fear and doubt and letting your inner bike goddess shine.  Thanks to Cecily Cycle Chic for this! Take me there! Excerpt: “The wind caught the hem of my dress as I sped...

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