Posts filed under 'South Carolina'

B&W Deck-Clearing Photoblogging

Alrighty, this is the last of the South Carolina pics (taken immediately post-nature-hike), so I should be ready to post some NJ & NYC pics soon.


Very lonely parking lot.


Air-raid sirens.


Mmm… barbed wire…

No, we did not go hiking on an army base…

12 comments December 31st, 2006 at 11:34am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,South Carolina

Take My Leave… Please

More leaves, just because spork likes them so much. Maybe one more South Carolina post after this one, and then onto NYC photos… which I will hopefully have processed by then.


Backlit in black & white.


Backlit ivy.


I thought this one was almost alarming.


And I found this one… strangely arousing for some reason. Posted by Picasa

2 comments December 30th, 2006 at 11:51am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Leafy Photoblogging

I’m just about to head out to take some NYC pics, so here are some very not-NYC pics in the meantime:


I liked the stark lighting on these.


I liked the funky shadow.


More holly, looking very geometrical.


Mmm, backlighting… Posted by Picasa

9 comments December 28th, 2006 at 08:19am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Airport Natureblogging

VICTORY IS MINE!!!

*ahem*

Sorry. I, ah, scored the only table at the airport food court with a power outlet. I’m… an enormous geek.

Anyway, this is not actually photos of Nature at the airport, merely photos of Nature posted from the airport. And you shall see once again why Nature photography really is not my thing…


Life from Death, or some kind of cosmic Wheel-Of-Life stuff like that.


Okay, reflections I can do. I like reflections.


Bark! Barkbarkbarkbarkbarkbark!!!


Holly. I think this is some kinda seasonal thing. Posted by Picasa

5 comments December 24th, 2006 at 02:49pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Almost-Nature-Trail B&W Photoblogging

The shadowy and mysterious Codename V. was kind enough to indulge me on a photo hike so I could attempt to hone my near-nonexistent nature photography skills. Needless to say, I dawdled for a while in the parking lot, which was a lot closer to my natural element…


The back of a scoreboard, I think.


Biiiiig tire. I liked the shadows from the fence on it.


Creatureless bleachers.


Is it… supposed to be sticking up from the ground like that, or has there been an awful lot of erosion here? Posted by Picasa

8 comments December 23rd, 2006 at 11:19am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,South Carolina

More Creepy Cemetery Photoblogging

I found a few more photos from the creepy gothic cemetery which (hopefully) don’t totally suck…


Nobody dies it like Sarah Lee…

Yes, I’m going to Hell.


Lines between the Reid.


Civil War era, I think. And not in good shape.


It looks like a statue of some kind of caped and hooded person, but it’s actually an urn draped with a blanket. Posted by Picasa

5 comments May 9th, 2006 at 12:29pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,South Carolina

Beauty Botanical Photoblogging

Okay, one last attempts at some beauty shots from the botanical gardens.

Please bear in mind that I have no idea what I’m talking about.


Just so we’re clear on this, I have no idea what any flowers are called. Tulips, maybe? Idunno. I’ll just call them “Purple Flower Thingies.”


I think someone may have said these are forget-me-nots, but I… well…


Baby ferns! I think.


Some kind of, um, white flowers…

Are ya feelin’ educated yet?


“…And when they grab you with those metal beaks, you can’t break free. Because they’re made of metal. And robot birds are strong.”

5 comments May 4th, 2006 at 11:07pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Creepy B&W Cemetery Blogging

Because cemeteries aren’t just about creepy angels.


I’m begging here, please at least remove the price tag from the fake stained glass…


I thought this seemed kinda spooky, but maybe I just have issues.


Anyone else get kind of an Edward Gorey vibe here?


Mmm… Bulbous… Posted by Picasa

7 comments April 27th, 2006 at 07:46am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Botanical Photoblogging

Some more… botanical pictures from the botanical gardens. Trying to take my mind off things a bit.


I generally try to avoid backlighting, but sometimes one has to make exceptions.


Flowers, or possibly space aliens.


Flower peek-a-boo. Posted by Picasa

4 comments April 24th, 2006 at 09:24pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Completely-Missing-The-Point-Of-The-Botanical-Gardens Photoblogging

I took pictures of flowers and nature stuff, I swear! I’ll totally post them… at some point.


Ceiling fan in kind of an open shed thingy. There were soda machines, but you’ll just have to take my word for it.


Some sort of valve. I’m not entirely sure what it does, but I like shiny metal things. And rusty metal things. And not-entirely-shiny-or-rusty metal things.


The lock on a donation box. Posted by Picasa

19 comments April 19th, 2006 at 12:19am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,South Carolina

Creepy Cemetery Angel Blogging

The shadowy and mysterious Codename V. was kind enough to take me to the Creepy Gothic Cemetery, and point me in the general direction of the Creepy Gothic Cemetery Angel. I didn’t completely nail it, but I think I did okay.


Clearly, a pensive and broody Creepy Cemetery Angel Of Mystery…


Fashion! Turn to the left!


Fashion! Turn to the right!


In case you’ve ever wondered what the moon looks like through an angel’s wings… Posted by Picasa

6 comments April 17th, 2006 at 10:33pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Be Careful What You Ask For B&W Photoblogging

So NYMary wants more rust than rustic? Fine, I can do that.

Some more exotic wildlife from the botanical gardens:


Um, black & white steamshovel thing.


Close-up inside the treads of B&W steamshovel thing.


One of the wheels on what appeared to be some kind of hybrid dumpster/SUV contraption.

2 comments April 11th, 2006 at 08:52pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Wildlife Photoblogging II

More fun with wildlife!


Why a duck?


My sources advised me that this was a copperhead, and that I would be wise not to get any closer.


How you doin’?

2 comments April 10th, 2006 at 09:57am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Wildlife Photoblogging I

The shadowy and mysterious Codename V. was kind enough to take me to a local botanical garden, so I got some pictures of critters, flowers, leaves, construction equipment, and that sort of thing. I figured I’d start with some of the critters:


Welcome to… Turtle Island!
(Gamera is really neat, Gamera is made of meat…)


Apparently bumblebees are camera-shy. As soon as I draw a… beed on one, it darts away. This was the best pic I could get of its majestic flight. I wasn’t entirely sure if it was acceptable, but I obtained approval from a Licensed Bee Quality Inspector.


The bumblebees are a bit easier to photograph when they’re busy eating, or harvesting pollen, or whatever it is that bees do. Now, butterflies, on the other hand…

1 comment April 9th, 2006 at 11:32pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,Photoblogging,South Carolina

Belated Travelblogging

I have an abundance of photos from South Carolina to get out there, now that I’ve finally finished processing them. Didn’t really get any Breathtaking Natural Beauty shots, unless you count kudzu, but I think I still did okay (frankly, I probably wouldn’t know what to do with the Breathtaking Natural Beauty if I ever did see it…).


Spartanburg’s premiere wrestling academy wants YOU! Unless you’re boring.


D’oh!!!

Seriously, I didn’t know there was money in boring. Although, come to think of it, the ability to be directionally boring could come in really handy at parties.

2 comments August 7th, 2005 at 10:37am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,South Carolina


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