Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, July 31, 2017

Charleston Streets

Here are more shots around the beautiful city of Charleston.
There are alleys and metal balconies.
Some of the streets are cobblestone.
There are even old-fashioned gas lamps.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Charleston - Custom House & Market

This post will highlight a couple of the most famous buildings in Charleston. First is the United States Customs House.
Completed in 1879, it's one of the city's most distinctive buildings.
I loved this tree in the side yard - there's nothing like this where I live.
The City Market is a bustling place with lots of vendors selling things to tourists, and definitely worth a look.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wolf!

It's the big brother of Socks and Laika, for Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters.
To answer Klara's question on my previous post, I got that circle of sky by carefully choosing a spot for the photo; the fisheye lens helps make the trees seem taller, and anything going directly towards the photo's center doesn't show the infamous fisheye curve. I do very little post-processing on any of my photos. Sometimes I'll crop a little or rotate the shot slightly if I didn't get my composition right when I took the photo, and perform some minor color correction, but that's it.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Black Forest Trees

For Skywatch Friday, here's a recent shot from a walk in a nearby park, taken with my ultra-wide fisheye lens to make them seem taller than they are.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Charleston Bridge

I always like photographing bridges, and so here's the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
And of course I had to get it with a ship in the frame - two impressive human creations.
And simply because this seems to be a water-themed post, here's a shot of one of the many rivers in the area, I don't remember exactly which one.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Laika

Here's our second dog, Laika. We got her from a family which left the country and couldn't take her, and she's adapted very well to us. She's very sweet with people she knows and loves going for long hikes, as well as curling up on (or under) a blanket.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Boats in Charleston

I was busy with family activities the last couple of weeks so I skipped blogging, but I'm back. Up next are some boats from when we were in Charleston last fall.
I love the swampy areas around Charleston.
There's quite a contrast between these two vessels!
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