Your best Instagram pics; we’ve raised the stakes on our weekly photo assignment

Via Billy Carson, bcarson2 on Instagram. Click for link.

Via Billy Carson, bcarson2 on Instagram. Click for link.

We’ve got a lot of great pics in the Instagram gallery this week, including the one above from Billy Carson. Check them out and remind your friends to keep tagging their best Lowcountry Instagram photos with #postandcourier.

We have also upped the stakes in our other weekly photo assignment. In case you’re not familiar, each week we give you a topic, you send us your best pictures and our editors choose their favorite to appear in the newspaper on Fridays.

We’ve got something special for the next nine weeks or so. Now, in addition to being eligible to have your picture in the paper, we’re looking for photos to run in The Post and Courier’s My Charleston Magazine - our annual publication about the Lowcountry.

This week’s assignment: Lowcountry Architectural Beauty. Get shooting!

More ice than you can fit in your tea: Charleston via Instagram

Via @liquidmatrixity, click for link.

Via Mary Catherine James click for link.

I’m sorry it’s been a couple of weeks since I last put together a (supposedly) weekly Instagram gallery.

As you know we had a little bit of ice a week ago that caused a bit of a mess.

I’m going to ignore the fact that no one seemed to notice the gallery’s absence and take solace in all of the great photos tagged with #postandcourier.

Another strong week with, believe it or not, quite a few ice shots you might not have seen yet, like this leaf photo from Mary Catherine James.

I put those toward the bottom of this week’s Storify so we can go back to thinking warm Continue reading

Last week’s Charleston Instagram photos: The calm before the winter storm

Via Mark Swick.

Via Mark Swick.

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking about snow. Ice.

Frozen fountains. Snow-covered palmetto trees. Kids beaming each other with snowballs.

Photo ops.

I totally get you. But the winter weather isn’t here yet, so sit back and enjoy some great photos from the last week.

We’ve got a pretty good mixture of skyporn, architecture and even some human-made snow.

See them here in slideshow form or Continue reading

Icy fountains to cool rainbows – this week on Charleston Instagram

fountainWhat a long, strange week it’s been. Frigid temps, incredible sunsets, crazy clouds and, just to cap things off, a rainbow Thursday.

Combine that with the beaches and classic Charleston architecture it was a picturesque week.

Thanks everyone for participating this week.

Keep tagging your pics with #postandcourier and tell your friends.

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If it walks like a duck, it must be time for the weekly Charleston Instagram photo gallery

Via @el_cliente

Via @el_cliente

Lots of great stuff this week: a duck on a leash, obscure Charleston architecture and Lowcountry skies.

Speaking of skies, this week’s weekly photo assignment (in which we pick a pic to run in the newspaper every Saturday) is Lowcountry clouds. Send your best #skyporn pic to by noon Tuesday (Jan. 7).

Finally, we have a new Instagram hashtag for you foodies (I’m guessing they don’t want my Shoney’s pics). The hashtag is #firstbitechs. Food writer Hanna Raskin has the details on her blog.

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Top 10 Charleston Socialscape posts of 2013 (because you probably missed them the first time)

Everyone else is doing a Top 10 list for the end of the year, so I thought it would be fun to do my own look back at some of the coolest moments from 2013.

As narcissistic as that sounds, it’s a sneaky way to get you to see some of these posts for the first time, given that for much of the year one would need a GPS to find the blog on Some of you might be shocked I actually have 10 total posts.

Anyway, take a trip back with the ghost of Socialscape’s past. Note: Click the links next to the numbers to see the original post.


10. Justin Bieber prank

Back before the Diane in 7A and all of the other hoaxes that trickled down our timelines this year, there was this tweet from Justin Bieber:


Actually, it wasn’t really from Bieber’s account. It was a joke done “just for fun” by the folks over at Bulldog Tours. It only added fuel to Continue reading

Your best #Charleston Instagram photos – Christmas week 2013

By Paul Zoeller, pzoeller on Instagram.

By Paul Zoeller, pzoeller on Instagram.

I’m not actually working today but I admit I’m having a lot of fun putting these galleries together.

There are lots of great shots from all over Charleston during what the song says is the most wonderful time of the year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

See this week’s slideshow here, or go to the list below.

Also, word is spreading about tagging photos with #postandcourier, which means we’re seeing a lot more photos.

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Charleston 2013 – as viewed through your Instagram photos


A big thank you to everyone who tagged their Instagram photos with #postandcourier these past couple of weeks.

We’ve compiled an excellent list of Charleston photos for our new weekly feature and now an outstanding gallery from 2013.

Obviously there are thousands of great local photos that aren’t on here but start tagging and telling your friends so we’ll have an even more comprehensive list for 2014.

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Your weekly Charleston Instagram photos – first edition

Welcome to the first edition of our Charleston Instagram photo gallery. megweatherly

Last week we asked you to tag your Instagram photos with #postandcourier and many of you stepped up. You also tagged some of your best stories from the year, which has inspired me to create another gallery for the Best of 2013 pics. If you have more send them along.

Anyway, here’s Week 1. This is a good opportunity to not only like someone else’s pic but follow them to create a community.

Last week we asked you to start tagging your Charleston and Lowcountry pics with #postandcourier Continue reading