Live Oak Lane

Live Oak Lane

 Live Oak Lane

We recently returned from a winter getaway trip to one of our favorite Locations, the south, stopping through Savannah, Beaufort SC and Charleston SC. It was nice to finally get a good week of sunshine and warmth and be able to shoot some new images after this long dreadful winter in Ohio.

This is the Live Oak Lane at the Wormsloe Historical Site in Savannah, although this looks like a fall shot with all the leaves that have dropped, we learned this is common in the spring. The Southern Live Oaks drop their leaves for new growth until about April. We were told that the leaves were a bit late dropping this year due to the bad winter they had in the South (they say it was bad but they have no idea). The Southern Live Oak Live oak was widely used in early American shipbuilding. Because of the trees’ short height and low-hanging branches, lumber from live oak was specifically used to make curved structural members of the hull. In such cuts of lumber, the line of the grain would fall perpendicularly to lines of stress, creating structures of exceptional strength.

Many more shots to go through from this trip, the South is such a photogenic area.

Thanks for stopping!

Happy Tuesday, Don’t be fooled!

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Evan Gearing April 1, 2014 at 10:48 AM #

    Excellent perspective and processing superb as usual!
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  2. Len Saltiel April 1, 2014 at 12:47 PM #

    I so love these wonderful trees and how the light brings out their beauty even more. Terrific composition and capture Mike.
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  3. Edith Levy April 1, 2014 at 1:23 PM #

    Oh my this is suc a gorgeous image Mike. I really have to get myself down to Georgia & SC one of these days.
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  4. Jimi Jones April 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM #

    Love this scene, Mike! It looks so cozy and peaceful. Nice composition, man.
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  5. Mark Garbowski April 2, 2014 at 2:59 PM #

    Just love pictures of tree-lined and tree-overhanging (is that a word?) roads like this. Sounds like a timely trip. I think winter might be over, but I’m not counting on it until maybe June this year.
    Mark Garbowski recently posted..Mesa Arch Without The Arch

  6. Rick Diffley April 5, 2014 at 7:43 PM #

    Very well done. The trees remind me of the Washington state Olympic Rain Forest.
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  7. Jim Nix April 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM #

    this is just beautiful my friend!
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