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Summer TR (pics): Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston

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Went on a weeklong trip to the southeast for a family vacation. It was VERY hot and humid. I'd forgotten how uncomfortable the combination can be, with temperatures topping out over 100 degrees and heat indices around 115.

Hilton Head, South Carolina
My wife's family does a beach vacation every other year. This year the destination was Hilton Head. A nice enough place, with very well-maintained landscaping everywhere. It being the height of summer, parking was a problem everywhere. The thing that miffed me somewhat was having to pay $5 to the Sea Pines Resort just to access the western third of the island -- even the bike-paths into the area are gated with keycard entry only. I'm not a beach person in general, so I didn't really have strong feelings for it. The brownie sundae at The Ice Cream Cone store (I think that's what it was called) off Coligny Circle was to die for.

Sunrise over the Atlantic:


Broad Creek Marina:


Wave:


Biking on the beach:


Savannah, Georgia
We took a day-trip to Savannah, GA. It was one of the hottest and most humid days I've experienced in the US. We managed to walk around the old streets, visit the cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and grab lunch at a little place called Wright Square Cafe (the roast beef sandwich with horseradish sauce was superb). On the downside, the stench of urine was pervasive almost everywhere we went.

Jones Street:


Cathedral of St. John:


Peering into a secret garden:


Wright Square Cafe:


An essential fixture:



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Contd...

Alleyway:


Steps up to River Street:


Charleston, South Carolina
Another day-trip we did was to Charleston. The day was relatively cooler (97 degrees!), and the ocean breeze made it much more comfortable. I liked Charleston much better than Savannah -- the streets were cleaner (and did not stink), and houses were more colorful, and lots of little sidestreets to explore. It had a more cozy, lived-in feel to it than Savannah.

House on the promenade:


Balcony:


Rainbow Row:


Bay & Exchange:


Alleyway:


Blue house:


Fountain:
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Beautiful! Thank you.
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Cool. Are you playing with B&W a lot these days (seems like)? What is your vision in your photography? I really am enjoying it all; thanks!
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Cool. Are you playing with B&W a lot these days (seems like)? What is your vision in your photography? I really am enjoying it all; thanks!
Don't know if I have a "vision" yet.

My hiking/biking pictures started out more for record-keeping, to share with our far-flung families what we were up to. So I captured everything we did or saw.

But now I think I'm leaning more towards a more artistic perspective and not worrying too much about capturing every single thing we saw or place we went.

So it's just been a matter of playing around a lot. Trying to notice more of the patterns, shapes, reflections, contrasts, and plays of light.

It's interesting how a lot of previously mundane sights have taken on slightly new lives with this new perspective.
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great images of Chas. when living in denver it was always hard to describe chas to people.

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