The flat water of Charleston Harbor in the early morning has a minimalist quality about it in that the path of light leads to Fort Sumter. As with most of my pictures, this week’s photo challenge photo came about by simply being in the right place at the right time. In this case, that involved a crack of dawn jog along Charleston’s Battery. Even before ever laying eyes on the city, I had come to know it and the surrounding area well thanks to Pat Conroy’s novels The Prince of Tides and The Lords of Discipline. I’m also envious that fellow writer and blogger friend Jacqueline Gum is lucky enough to call Charleston home.