To coin a phrase from Paul Harvey, the legendary syndicated commentator. This is the rest of the story from our Fort Pickens visit.
|"The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Joe Girard
This image was taken down a deep tunnel. It was so dark that I had no idea what was beyond the doorway. So I jacked up my exposure and closed down my f/stop (which is something I rarely do...I love shooting wide open) and shot the image. It is ever so slightly blurry, but it had to be because my heart beat - I held my breath during the shot so as not to move the camera. (This is where my tripod would of been a genius idea...but, alas, it was at home.) I didn't know what the image would reveal until getting home and putting on my computer. A creepy little doorway...and a woman!!! (If you click on the image it will take you to Flickr.
Above the image on Flickr, click on ALL SIZES and you will see the woman better.)
|Even in this harsh environment, these little flowers manage to flourish...|
This wall of graffiti (which shouldn't be there at all, I know...defacing such a historical place) amazed me. The graffiti it's self became part of history.
|"If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Gabriel García Márquez
|"And here, over the portals of my fort, I shall cut in the stone the word which is to be my beacon and my banner."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ayn Rand (Anthem)
|"The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ E. B. White