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.  

You can see more of my photography here.

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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

You can see more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

 

Photo Challenge – Awakening

This week we are asked to share an image of an awakening.

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Awakening by Vincent Glinsky

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here:  Awakening

You can see more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com 

Photo Challenge – I’d Rather Be…

This week we are asked to share what we would rather be doing right now…

Walking the Beach

I’d rather be walking the beach…

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I’d rather be taking photos…

Reading with Carter

But most of all, I’d rather be reading with this little guy.

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here: I’d Rather Be…

You can find more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Photo Challenge – Unusual

This week we are asked to post a photo that is unusual in some way for us, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way.

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The Spacewalker by Richard McDermott Miller in black and white.

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here: Unusual

To see more of my photography, please click here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Photo Challenge – Ambience

This week we are asked to show ambience – a positive atmosphere that lifts a person’s mood.

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It’s the middle of January.  Earlier this week, temperatures here in South Carolina were below freezing and there was a small chance we might get snow.  Today it’s 70 degrees outside. 

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 So a trip to Brookgreen Gardens was on today’s “to do” list.  Strolling along the paths and under magnificent oak trees dripping with Spanish moss creates such a calm and peaceful atmosphere.  Time instantly slowed for me today and all problems and worries were forgotten.

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 Ambience – Peaceful

Diana of the Chase and Great Dane sculptures by Anna Hyatt Huntington.

For responses from other bloggers, please click here: Ambience

To see more of my photography, please click here:  photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Photo Challenge – Shine

This week we are asked to share an experience when the shine of a light source caused us to stop for a second look.

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Night of a Thousand Candles – Brookgreen Gardens

Every year Brookgreen Gardens hosts Night of a Thousand Candles during the month of December.  Words cannot describe the beauty of the gardens with thousands of lights and candles set among the sculptures.  There are carolers, story tellers and music too. 

I stopped by Brookgreen Gardens earlier this week and preparations are already underway for this year’s event.  Most of the work is done by volunteers and although it doesn’t seem possible, every year is better than the year before.

Check out this link for a peek at past years’ events: http://www.brookgreen.org/NightsofaThousandCandles.html

For responses from other bloggers, please click here:   Shine

Lizard on Hibiscus

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Lizard on Hibiscus

This photo was taken at Brookgreen Gardens.  Every time I visit I see something new.  This day I just happened to glance down and saw this lizard resting on a hibiscus flower and probably hoping I wouldn’t notice it.  I got several shots before I moved on allowing him to go on his merry way.