Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Look Up

This week Patty has asked us to “look up” because the best image isn’t always at eye level.

Several years ago, my daughter and I decided to walk the Arthur Ravenel bridge that connects Charleston and Mt. Pleasant.  It was built and opened in 2005 replacing the Grace Memorial and Silas Pearman Bridge. 

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The Grace Memorial bridge was built in 1929 and handled both northbound and southbound traffic.   By the 1960s, the population and traffic had increased substantially and another bridge was needed.  The Silas Pearman Bridge was built in 1966 and it handled northbound traffic.  All southbound traffic used the Grace Memorial Bridge.  These older bridges were extremely narrow and in some places, it felt like you were on a roller coaster.  Luckily I did not start driving until the early 70s so I missed out on the opportunity to drive the Grace Memorial bridge when it handled both north and southbound traffic.  I’ve heard stories that policemen were stationed on each side of the bridge to drive across those that were too scared to drive it themselves.

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The bridge is about 2 1/2 miles across.  My daughter and I walked to the first span which is a little over one mile and we spend some time on the observation deck taking pictures and enjoying the view.   

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I’ve walked it one other time at dusk and the view of the sunset was absolutely stunning.  I’d love to walk it again but I’m not sure if I’d make it.  These legs prefer walks on even surfaces these days.

Under the Ravenell Bridge

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here:  https://pilotfishblog.com/2018/09/29/lens-artist-photo-challenge-13-look-up/

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Trees

This week Cee has chosen trees as our prompt for the challenge.

Can You See the Rain

A trip to the zoo at Brookgreen Gardens ended suddenly when the rain began to fall.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Sculpture, Statues, Carvings

I can’t believe I almost missed Cee’s challenge this week!  I live five miles from Brookgreen Gardens, the first sculpture garden in America and founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. 

I go to walk the gardens often – always with my camera in hand.  I’ve taken so many photos there that I’ve published a book with some of my favorites and I’m working on a second volume.  You can see Volume 1 here.

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Cycle of Life by Paul Howard Manship BW 3This sculpture is titled Cycle of Life and was sculpted by Paul Howard Manship who has several of his pieces throughout the gardens.  

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Lens-Artists – Soft

This week, Tina is hosting the challenge and she has asked us to show our interpretation of soft.  Many thoughts came to mind but I was just back from a visit with my oldest and her family and already missing the hugs and kisses from my youngest grandson.  

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He’s almost 2 1/2 now and much more interested in showing me his cars, trucks and tricycle than snuggling and cuddling – although we still snuggle close together in the rocking chair when reading – and thank goodness, he loves to read!

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So for now, I’ll try to get in as much snuggling time as possible and cherish the memories as he grows up.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Signs

Coca-Cola Awning

Mellow Mushroom Restaurant with Coca-Cola Awnings in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Fountains

Black and White Fountain

Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

To see a collection of sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens, my book is available here: http://www.blurb.com/b/8635709-a-stroll-through-the-gardens

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Fire Prevention

These firemen drew beach duty on the 4th of July.

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Photo Challenge – Place in the World

This week we are asked to share our place in the world – where we belong.

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There’s no place like home.

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