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Of history in the South

It’s the South, with a capital S, and there is no denying that it is a land all its own, unlike any other region in America.  Steeped in…

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Sometimes I think that I was born in the wrong geographic region, and that I might have been better suited to life in the south, in the lowcountry,…

Savannah River

Savannah was founded on the banks overlooking its namesake river, and there is a lot of history that goes along with it.  In the early days maritime travel…

Simple Clicks – sunrise over the lowcountry

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Simple Clicks – a new kind of beach

Midweek we drove north out of Georgia into South Carolina, bypassing the moneyed island of Hilton Head for the small town of Beaufort, still farther north.  Beaufort is…

Simple Clicks – Tybee Island lighthouse

The historic lighthouse on Tybee Island, as seen from the island’s beach, at the mouth of the Savannah River.  I didn’t climb up, but I enjoyed having it…

Savannah

Tuesday, 19 April 2016:  I’m writing blog posts this week while sitting in a lounge chair next to the rooftop pool of my hotel, with a view of…

BRENT PENNINGTON Moonlight shots of Chittenden Dam, merged in HDR and Tone Mapped to show stars, yet details in the landscape as well.

That time I went shooting at midnight in Vermont…

I’m feeling nostalgic today, so I’m going to tell you a story. I made the photo above many years ago, back in 2007, when I was in Vermont…

BRENT PENNINGTON An adult Red-tailed Hawk perches, almost posing for photos, at the Sevensky home in Clarks Summit, PA, on the afternoon of 16 July 2015. This hawk is one of three, a mated pair and a juvenile, that has frequented the Sevenskys for several weeks.

Red-tailed Hawk Adventures: part 2

In my last post, I discussed the framework for my encounter with the Red-tailed Hawks at Paul’s house, their unusual behavior and our theories regarding it.  Today I’m…

BRENT PENNINGTON An adult Red-tailed Hawk perches, almost posing for photos, at the Sevensky home in Clarks Summit, PA, on the afternoon of 16 July 2015. This hawk is one of three, a mated pair and a juvenile, that has frequented the Sevenskys for several weeks.

Red-tailed Hawk Adventures: part 1

You know when you have an experience that is so great – that’s just so frigging amazing – that you can’t put it into words?  That’s what’s happened…

BRENT PENNINGTON Orion and its neighbors hang in velvet above Tobyhanna Lake, as seen from the north shore prior to sunrise on the morning of 19 September 2015.

Adventures (and failures) in camping

We went camping two weekends ago, for the very first time.  Technically I went camping once before, when I was about five years old.  It rained the whole…

BRENT PENNINGTON View down to Little Pine Lake from the hillside at Little Pine State Park, on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Little Pine State Park: I should’ve brought the boat!

The final stop on my State Park Blitz was Little Pine State Park, which sits north of the town of Waterville, tucked partway up the mountains on the…