Monthly Archives: July 2012

On the Patio, Cherokee Cottage, Jekyll Island, GA

Shot on the Patio of the Cherokee Cottage in the Historic District on Jekyll Island, GA. Many people are not aware of the beauty of Jekyll Island and the other Sea Islands of Coastal Georgia. Jekyll Island was a playground for some of the wealthiest families of the early 20th century and the Cottages built by these families were later preserved as an Historic District.  It is a piece of living history and definitely worth a stop on your way down I95.

Shot with Lumix LX-3. Processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Topaz Detail and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Ice Buckets, 39 Rue de Jean, Charleston, SC

Taken at one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston, SC, 39 Rue de Jean.

 

Shot with Lumix LX-3. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro, Topaz Adjust and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. I used one of Leslie’s new grunge frames to create the look of a vintage postcard, and two of her textures blended and masked.

 

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Vintage Irises

Photo of one of my favorite flowers, irises. Shot with Lumix LX-5. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza, Topaz Denoise and Detail and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures. I used one of Leslie’s new grunge frames to create the look of a vintage postcard, one of her script brushes and three of her textures blended and masked.

Slave Cottage, Gasgoigne Park, St Simons Island, GA

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Photo of a slave cottage on the grounds of Gasgoigne Park, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

There is a particular feeling that I experienced when you visit the slave cottages in the South. It is the same feeling I had when I visited the ruins of the concentration camp at Dachau. First it is eerie, then it is sad, then comes the recognition of the human lives that lived this reality, then finally gratitude that the site has been preserved for everyone to remember what occurred and never let it happen again.