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I’ve spent a lot of time in Charleston over the last few years. Every time I try to visit a different area around the greater Charleston area and capture the essence of the Low Country through my photography. It seems that no matter how many times I visit this friendly southern city I always find something new, something different, and something exciting.
Take a journey through my years in Charleston with some of my favorite photos I’ve ever captured there. But rest assured there will be many more and someday I will post a follow up to this with another twenty favorite photos from this gorgeous city.
I have always gotten a kick out of this sign in Waterfront Park; the water is only a few inches deep.
Joint Base Charleston hosts an air show each year and they put on wonderful flying demonstrations.
The Pineapple Fountain is one of the most iconic places in Charleston.
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Park puts on a few reenactments and demonstrations throughout the year.
The view from Wonders Way on the Ravenel Bridge is breathtaking during sunset.
Speaking of the Ravenel Bridge it is also breathtaking to view from around the city.
View of the Ravenel Bridge from the bridge of the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier at Patriots Point.
The towering church steeples are another icon of Charleston.
Even on overcast, drab days the Ravenel Bridge is a beautiful site and the locals love it.
Sunrise at Waterfront Park isn’t a bad way to start any day in Charleston.
This kind of sunset doesn’t happen often enough so enjoy it if you ever see it!
Sunrise at the Morris Island Lighthouse seen from the north end of Folly Beach.
Rooftop bars and the top level of parking garages are great places to watch sunsets in Charleston.
A stormy sunset in Folly Beach is a great way to end a day of swimming on the beach.
Kayaking on Shem Creek is a popular activity.
Watching the wildlife on Shem Creek is another popular activity.
The Pineapple Fountain in Waterfront Park.
Waterfront Park has lot of benches underneath massive shady trees.
Magnolia Plantation and Garden is one of the most visited plantations in Charleston and this is one reason why.
Wildlife teems around Charleston like this alligator and turtle at Magnolia Plantation and Garden.