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Simple Clicks – sunrise in Emmet Park

Sunrise in Emmet Park, near the statute of ol’ Doc Jones.  That’s the river in the background, we’re on the bluff 40 feet above it and the sun…

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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…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Greater Yellowlegs hunts in the marsh at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge on the afternoon of 23 April 2016.

Simple Clicks – a last few Southern birds

  A last few birds from my adventures in Savannah, beginning with this Greater Yellowlegs hunting in the marsh at Savannah NWR. And then there’s the adult male…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Snowy Egret hunts in the marsh at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge on the afternoon of 23 April 2016.

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,…

BRENT PENNINGTON The Savannah River, looking eastward toward the Atlantic, on the morning of 18 April 2016.

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…

BRENT PENNINGTON The lighthouse hides behind palms at Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort, SC, on the afternoon of 19 April 2016.

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…

BRENT PENNINGTON The Tybee Island lighthouse, as seen from Tybee beach, on the morning of 17 April 2016.

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…

BRENT PENNINGTON Talmadge Memorial Bridge over the Savannah River at sunset on the evening of 16 April 2017 in Savannah, GA.

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…