All posts tagged: photography

Muse of the Day

I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia. Ptolemy, Ptolemy’s Almagest

Rolling Through The Sage

I can’t revisit any event or destination without retaking pictures of it. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve been to the same show, museum, zoo, or local park, I need to snap a picture. This post from The Gravel Ghost reassures me that I’m not the only one with this problem! The Twenty Mule Team I’ve been photographing the Twenty Mule Team for many years now.  People sometimes wonder why I continue to take photographs of … Rolling Through The Sage

Kings Mountain National Military Park

No matter what historical battlefield you visit, you will find the requisite on site museum. Designed to give you an overview of the historical events and a little context, they all seem to house the same things. Uniforms, weapons, cutlery, topographical maps, and maybe some letters exchanged by historical figures. What stood out to me when I visited Kings Mountain was the way they used a relatively small museum space to truly place you in the same atmosphere that the battle of Kings Mountain was fought. Located just over the border in South Carolina, Kings Mountain is the site of the first patriot victory after the invasion of Charleston, SC. In early October, 1781, the British sent newly trained American troops to the Kings Mountain area, hoping to earn an easy victory over local milita, who were inexperienced in fighting. But as many Americans learn in grade school, what the American’s lacked in formal military training, they made up for in knowledge of the local area. The local milita knew how to take advantage of …