Southern Comfort By Jane LurieMay 15, 2014 ( 64 ) “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Antebellum Mansion, Ace Basin, SC Live Oak and Moss, South Carolina Tree and Tide, Botany Bay, SC Beach Chairs, Kiawah Island, SC Live Oak Reaching, Edisto, SC Whelk Shell, Botany Bay, SC Southern Road and Oak Rave Run in the Lowcountry Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Black and White, Landscapes, Nature, PhotographyTags: Black and White, Botany Bay, Close-up, Edisto, Inspiration, Kiawah Island, Landscapes, Live Oak, Nature, Nature Photography, Nikon, South Carolina, Southern, Travel Related Articles A Taste of Freedom By Jane Lurie6 days ago ( 88 ) Joshua Tree National Park By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 121 ) Happy Earth Day and National Park Week By Jane Lurie3 weeks ago ( 181 ) 64 comments › pkphotooftheday January 7, 2017 • 4:55 pm I love the moss–something we never see here in Southern CA! All very nice, Jane :-). Reply ↓ Jane Lurie January 7, 2017 • 4:57 pm Hi Pam, How nice to hear from you. Thanks! I miss that photogenic moss now that I am out west. 🙂 Happy New Year! Reply ↓ pkphotooftheday January 7, 2017 • 4:58 pm Happy New Year! Reply ↓ Tricia A. Mitchell June 13, 2014 • 2:58 am The black & white treatment really showcases the live oaks and moss. Stunning shots! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 13, 2014 • 10:50 am Hello Tricia- I’m glad you like these in B&W–I thought it did bring out the characteristics of the trees well. I appreciate that you followed me…I revisited your blog which I follow in my reader and it is beautiful. Wonderful images and stories. Thank you for your visit and kind words. Reply ↓ SalvaVenia June 10, 2014 • 4:40 pm Black & white, the true mastery of a photographer. Very magical here! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 10, 2014 • 11:47 pm Hi SalvaVenia– That’s a lovely compliment. Thank you for your kind words and for your visits. Reply ↓ SalvaVenia June 11, 2014 • 2:07 am I shall pay a visit more often, for sure. 🙂 Have a nice day. Salva. Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt June 2, 2014 • 4:35 pm Have always loved these calm and soothing posts.. Glad to back on the road with you! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 2, 2014 • 5:52 pm I’m glad you are back. Thanks Linda, as always for your kind words. J Reply ↓ Cynthia Mackowick May 22, 2014 • 9:11 pm Those trees are simply amazing! Wonderful post Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2014 • 4:53 pm Hi Cynthia- Aren’t they? Live Oaks are fascinating and beautiful. The Spanish Moss is icing on the cake. Thank you so much. Reply ↓ pommepal May 22, 2014 • 8:30 am Those trees dripping with moss look stunning in B&W Jane. Great photos Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 22, 2014 • 12:16 pm Thank you, Pauline. I thought they worked especially well in B&W. Glad you agree. Thanks for stopping by! Reply ↓ Tina Schell May 20, 2014 • 11:01 am Beautiful post Jane, each shot is special in its own way. Well done! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 21, 2014 • 11:08 am Hi Tina, Thank you! Choosing the images for black and white conversion was interesting. Glad you like this set. Reply ↓ elisa ruland May 19, 2014 • 11:52 am The light (and everything else) in this series is stunning! I always enjoy visiting your blog, Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 19, 2014 • 3:23 pm Hi Elisa, Very nice of you to let me know. Thanks so much! This series was a fun creative challenge. Reply ↓ Mark Kertesz Photography May 18, 2014 • 11:47 am Wonderful monochrome images – 2 chairs in isolation on the beach is gorgeous, fantastic, simply beautiful Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 18, 2014 • 12:38 pm Hi Mark- How nice! The beach chairs are begging for a story. Glad you like them. Thanks very much. Reply ↓ Sonntagsleserin KW #20 – 2014 | buchpost May 18, 2014 • 4:17 am Jane Lurie May 18, 2014 • 12:35 pm Thanks very much for sharing Buch Post. Reply ↓ Jill Chalsty May 17, 2014 • 4:25 pm Jane, stunning!!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 17, 2014 • 4:25 pm Thank you very much, Jill! Reply ↓ David May 16, 2014 • 5:41 pm Beautiful shots, beautiful work. I like how you used B&W on the different views. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 10:08 pm Hi David– Thank you for your kind feedback. It struck me that a B&W series would work nicely for these historic areas. Appreciate it! Reply ↓ mpejovic May 16, 2014 • 2:46 pm Those oak trees in the South are so beautiful and your captures of them are lovely. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 10:07 pm Hi Milka- Thank you. There’s something about the southern landscape that has a particular feel. Must be the mosquitoes. 🙂 Reply ↓ Mary May 16, 2014 • 9:32 am Perfect title for this series – fabulous photographs. Love B&W. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 10:05 pm Thank you very much, Mary. Glad you like the monochrome look which I think suits the subjects. Reply ↓ Wendy May 16, 2014 • 9:04 am The Southern stuff I like — hauntingly beautiful Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 10:04 pm Hi Wendy– You’re a southerner at heart… glad you like the mood. Thank you. Reply ↓ Jane Iwan May 16, 2014 • 6:10 am Jane, great work. The B&W shots are dramatic. Also like the mood of the opening color shot. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 10:03 pm Hi Jane- Glad you enjoyed the B&W. Thank you so much. Reply ↓ Mike Pratt May 16, 2014 • 1:17 am Jane, these are all wonderful images! You captured so many beautiful moments and each one says something different. That first photo and the one with the person running on the beach are my favourites. Mesmerizing 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 10:03 pm Hi Mike- Very nice of you, thank you. Tried to share an array of moods and I’m really glad you enjoyed them. Reply ↓ Journey Photographic May 15, 2014 • 8:29 pm Gorgeous series – I was going to specifically mention my favourites, but it’s too hard to chose! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 10:01 pm Hi JP- Thank you so much…I love it when it’s hard to choose! 🙂 Nice of you to comment. Reply ↓ themofman May 15, 2014 • 7:47 pm SC and thereabouts is well known for its Spanish moss on cypruses. I’m not too crazy about shhoting flowers but I enjoy shooting trees. I would love to shoot some down there. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 10:00 pm Hi Allan, I love trees, too. Live oaks are especially dramatic in their shapes. You’ll have to experience the southern landscape sometime. Thanks for your comment. Reply ↓ Sharon Buehler May 15, 2014 • 7:00 pm Wonderful, Jane. I’m taken with the lone runner. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:58 pm Hi Sharon, Thank you! I had to stop in my tracks during my run to catch her… I thought the simplicity was fabulous. Glad you liked this image. Reply ↓ oneowner May 15, 2014 • 4:24 pm These are all extraordinary. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:57 pm Hi 2CLicks– Thank you for your kind words. Reply ↓ smackedpentax May 15, 2014 • 4:16 pm Superb. Just how I imagined the Old South to be. Now, where’s Rhett? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:54 pm Hi James, Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a… Yes, Rhett was certainly here. Glad you enjoyed this moment of southern landscapes. Thanks so much. Reply ↓ Ron May 15, 2014 • 3:06 pm Beautiful work Jane. The black & white tone matches your themes perfectly. Love the southern road & oak shot. Looks like it could have been taken 100 years ago. Also like the whelk shell. Hope you and Bob are both doing well! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:52 pm Hi Ron, Thank you very much. The monochrome does help create a historic feel. Glad you enjoyed them. We are doing well and I hope you are, too! Reply ↓ Imelda May 15, 2014 • 2:57 pm Wow!! Look at those trees. 🙂 The beach photos are lovely, too, of course. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:51 pm Hi Imelda, Aren’t they amazing? Glad you liked them along with the beach shots. Thank you. Reply ↓ april kanew May 15, 2014 • 2:11 pm very Moody/thoughtful shots…I love them…they take u to a deep place in your mind….loving the “beach chairs” could probably create an entire story around them….whi left them sitting there???? WHY???? Hmmmmmmm…much to think about!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:50 pm Thanks, April. Those beach chairs were begging for a story. Glad you enjoyed the B&W which I think did lend to the lowcountry mood. Reply ↓ Nature on the Edge May 15, 2014 • 2:01 pm Love the quote and it’s relevance – those ‘live’oaks look ancient; gives such an aura of the historic. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:47 pm Hi Liz- Thank you. The live oaks stand the test of time…our most famous in Charleston, Angel Oak, is estimated to be up to 1500 years old. Not sure how they figure that but it is gorgeous. Reply ↓ Nature on the Edge May 18, 2014 • 5:10 pm Have heard of the bristlecone pine trees and their antiquity but for an oak that’s pretty amazing. Love those epiphytes which hang from the branches. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 18, 2014 • 9:01 pm Agree! The Spanish Moss creates beautiful effects. Reply ↓ Dominique Massonnaud Photography May 15, 2014 • 1:50 pm great pictures and great B & W!!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:42 pm Hello Dominique- Glad you enjoyed these. I thought they worked well in B&W. Thanks so much. Reply ↓ Bonnie Neugebauer May 15, 2014 • 12:44 pm Hi, Jane. In SF yet? Love to you both Bonnie Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:41 pm Hi Bonnie– On our way soon. Hope to see you on the west coast! Reply ↓ denisebushphoto May 15, 2014 • 12:36 pm Beautiful B&W series Jane. Love those oak trees with the Spanish moss. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:41 pm Hi Denise, Thank you very much. The live oaks fascinate me and the spanish moss catches the light in amazing ways. I just popped over to your blog– your photographs are wonderful. Will check out more. Reply ↓ Helen Kyle May 15, 2014 • 12:07 pm What can I say but awesome How are you? Xoxo Helen Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 16, 2014 • 9:37 pm Helen, Thanks! Things are going great–about to head west… landscapes await. xo Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.