Charleston – The Holy City

By: Jconnphoto

Sep 02 2010

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Category: Architecture

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D

Photo blog day twenty, September 2, 2010

Charleston, SC is a city that never disappoints for photo opportunities.  Walking the city you feel transported back in time.  You can hear the horses clopping down the street, the church bells noting the time throughout the day, and the bustle of the open market.  Charlestonians are proud of their heritage, no matter what happened during the Civil War they constantly prove their hospitality in the smallest of ways.  We were strolling through the city looking for the Apple store and we walked down a one-way street that seemed eerily quiet compared to the rest of the city.  We saw these houses that were grand and graceful. I snapped a few images of the window boxes and the door and just as I was backing up a woman came out of a side door with her dog.  I thought for sure she would give me the stink eye for taking pictures of her home but instead she gave me a big smile that basically said “carry on”.   After reading the historical society plaque we were astounded that this particular street was the slums of Charleston back in the day.  If this is what the slums look like then I’m moving in! By the way, this shot was hand-held at 1/25 of a second.  I bet there were about 5 other exposures I could have set to take a faster picture.  Thankfully Canons impressive Image Stabilization came to my rescue and produced a sharp image.  Thank you Canon!!

One comment on “Charleston – The Holy City”

  1. gorgeous jess. the color saturation is beautiful

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