First, let me apologize for, once again, not posting anything here for quite some time. 2017 has been a busy year so far, but unfortunately not for photography. I haven't taken the ol' Nikon out in a long time. (Technically, it's "out" - sitting on my desk - but these days it's being used as more of a paperweight than an image-capturing device.)
But, to keep this blog alive, I didn't want to go quiet for too long. So, since I don't have any recent shots to share, I thought I'd mine some of my older images. These are photos I haven't shared here before.
I actually looked back a couple years, to a great trip my wife and I took to Georgia and South Carolina - Savannah and Charleston to be exact. Savannah was especially photogenic. I noticed, as I looked back over my shots from that trip, that I took several that were nice close-ups of the amazing statuary in that town. Here's a few that turned out well.
First, a shot that I call "Lonely Statue". It's a close-up of a statue of a girl I saw outside one of Savannah's amazing doorways. It was somewhat hidden at the bottom of a staircase, by itself, and I just thought the girl looked lonely. Anyway, I gave the image a black-and-white treatment, because I thought it looked best that way:
Next we have an image of a lion that's "guarding" one of the many city "squares" in Savannah. I think it's actually guarding a larger statue at the center of the square, but I don't remember which statue, or which square. (I could probably look it up, but I'm betting you probably don't really care.) Anyway, the star of this shot is the nice background - a key element in any photo:
Finally, we have the image that I think is the best of the bunch. This is a close-up of