I have always wanted to explore some of the southern plantations and capture some of their grandeur. One plantation in particular always captured my attention when viewing photos from the south, and that was Boone Hall Plantation outside of Charleston. One glorious early morning, I drove the 45 minutes to it only to find that the main gates were not open. I should have done some research on that - a rookie mistake. I returned later in the day, but the weather had changed and that great shot wasn't there for the taking (I tried but the light wasn't great). A bit discouraged, I drove under those stately oaks with the long Spanish moss hanging from them and came to this second gate. While not what I came for, I thought it was a terrific scene to capture.