USC Poolside Abstract

USC Poolside Abstract

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Say “Hi” to Mister Ed

Alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography


This photograph was captured while visiting South Carolina last year and credit to the above caption should go to Joe Giordano as it was he who drew the parallel between this photo and Mister Ed, the talking horse, featured in the popular American sitcom going back to the 1960’s

In The Shade Of The Angel Oak

Alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography


Said to be 500 years old this Southern live oak tree produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet. This 66 foot tall tree located in John’s Island just south of Charleston in South Carolina is a magnificent example of the wonder of nature and is venerated by the locals and has given rise to many a folk lore during its long existence. If ever in the neighborhood make sure you visit with your widest lens in hand as you will surely need it to capture this beauty.

Avenue of Oaks

Alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography


Nikon 1 J1 1/125 @ f/4.5 ISO 100

The impressive “Avenue of Oaks” said to have been planted in 1743, is a natural corridor of moss draped southern Live Oak trees, that warmly welcomes you as one drives up to the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant in Charleston, South Carolina.
With earliest known references going back to the 1680’s Boone Hall Plantation is open to the public and regarded as being an active plantation for over 320 years. My first encounter with this plantation was 10 years ago watching North and South the popular Civil War based mini series featuring the late Patrick Swayze in which the mansion and the grounds were used extensively. Last week I was able to visit the Plantation while on vacation to three Southern States, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.