Back to the Beach, Part One

2011 Oct 27

After visiting a couple of less fruitful locations, we returned to the other end of Hunting Island Beach for a late-afternoon shoot. The low-angle sunlight provided interesting shadows cast on the sand. The only problem with shooting this time of day and in this way is getting your own shadow out of the frame!

Chapel of Ease Ruins

2011 Oct 17

After our sunrise shoot on Hunting Island, my February workshop in South Carolina headed inland for some sightseeing. Our first stop was the Chapel of Ease Church ruins on Saint Helena Island.

Hunting Island Beach Sunrise

2011 Oct 6

My workshop experience in South Carolina last February began with a beach shoot at sunrise. We arrived at the beach just as twilight was beginning to reveal a surreal landscape. This particular stretch of beach is strewn with the skeletons of large trees, killed and blackened by the encroaching ocean.

Cormorant Alley

2011 Sep 25

Last February I attended a photo workshop in South Carolina. I flew into Savannah, Georgia the evening before, and was hoping to find a nature preserve or the like on my way up to Beufort, South Carolina to get some shooting in before dark, so I headed down "Alligator Alley."

TR National Park Panorama

2011 Sep 16

Sometimes in nature photography you are pleasantly surprised. After a beautiful sunrise, our morning in Theodore Roosevelt National Park looked bleak, light-wise. Clouds obscured the sun's golden morning light and I thought landscape photography was going to be a bust. Instead I ended up getting one of my favorite shots of the trip.

One-Exposure HDR

2011 Sep 7

In a previous post, I mentioned creating a high-dynamic-range image using multiple exposures. In this post I want to show an example of one of my favorite digital photography techniques: Creating an HDR image from just one RAW capture.

Weirdos on the Road Taking Pictures

2011 Jul 27

Every year we go to my sister-in-law's house out in the country for food and fireworks (and a battle with mosquitoes). This year Marly and I took our camera gear along with the hopes of doing a little nature photography. That's a weird thing to some people.