In 1743 these Live Oaks were planted as an approach to the estate at Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. It took two centuries for the moss draped branches to meet overhead forming a corridor that made the plantation famous for its beauty. Imagine that the person who planted these trees knew they would never see them in their glory nor reap any rewards for … [Read more...] about Avenue of Oaks
This week's images have all been from the same location: Folly Beach, Charleston, South Carolina. When I get to a new place, I usually start out with the wide-angle shot that encompasses a large area and then really work the scene moving in closer and closer, eliminating elements from the scene to create more abstract compositions. This is one of the first images I … [Read more...] about Working the Scene at Folly Beach
Twilight is my favourite time of day to make images, and aren't I lucky that I get two chances every day? That period of time before the sun rises is so colourful and peaceful it is sometimes disappointing when the sun floods the scene with its intense rays and I know my time is limited. One technique I like to use to prolong the time period of intense colour is to hide the sun … [Read more...] about Blocking the Sun
There’s nothing like the ocean. When I’m away I miss it. Up in the mountains the air seems thin. I yearn for the moist salty air, the taste of the salt on my lips on a windy day, and the texture of my handful of sand. Have you ever noticed that the texture of the sand is different on every beach? I like the sound of the waves; sometimes crashing big slow waves, … [Read more...] about A Welcome Return to the Coast
Welcome! Yes, you are in the right place. This is the new look of my blog. Why all the changes? Well ... I wanted my blog and my photo gallery to be integrated into one website so folks can browse around, read my stories, and see my photo gallery at the same time in the same place. That all sounds much easier than it really is, believe me! I've been working on this for some … [Read more...] about Say Hello to my new Website!