Best of Times

Just the other day, my daughters told me that one of their favorite memories was paddle boarding on the marsh at Hilton Head Island back in 2014. Being out by themselves, accompanied only by the dolphins and birds, got them as close to nature as you can on the island. Mornings like these are what…

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Quiet Time

One of the things I love about nature and landscape photography is finding that quiet spot in the woods, at the beach or on a mountaintop. As far back as high school, I remember making time to grab my camera and heading out for a few hours to find an inspiring scene. Sometimes I found…

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Hilton Head South Carolina

Day is Done

Standing near the edge of the water in the marsh, sunset is my favorite time to watch the boats pulling in at Shelter Cove. It is the most peaceful time of the day. “The day is done, and the darknessFalls from the wings of Night,As a feather is wafted downwardFrom an eagle in his flight.”…

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Hilton Head Island 2020

Silouettes

The wonderful thing about visiting Hilton Head during the winter months is that you have the entire beach to yourself. In many ways, you have much of the island to yourself. While the water is too cold to put more that your foot in, you can often have days in the 60’s or 70’s that…

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Say Cheese!

After I took this photograph, and looked at it closely on my camera, I realized that this surly fellow was looking right at me. I’m sure he was just smiling for the camera. “Don’t play dead with a vulture. That’s exactly what they want.” – Kevin Nealon

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Below the Mist

One winter morning, we found the entire beach overcome with fog. Also known as sea fog, it forms when warm, moist air moves over colder water and cools to its dew point temperature, causing the air to saturate. It made for an unusual, but beautiful, morning walk as we strolled along the foggy coastline. A single gull…

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And then this happened…

In January 2020, we were eating at our favorite seafood joint on Hilton Head Island, Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks. They have the best fresh seafood on the island, and you might get this amazing show if you go at sunset. “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Golden Hour

The hour immediately after sunrise, and the hour preceding sunset, is known to photographers as the golden hour. The photo above was taken in Hilton Head, SC at 07:00 in the morning, August 2014. It was taken with the oldest and cheapest lens in my bag. Go figure. There are many technical reasons why this…

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pelican in flight South Carolina

Recovery

This is a photo of a Brown Pelican in South Carolina soaring over the marsh. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph this intriguing bird. Not because I was in the right spot, with the right lens and the right settings at the right time. No, I was fortunate that in…

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Growing Up

Listening to Bruce Springsteen this week reminded me of one of my favorite songs from his 1973 Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ album, Growing Up. Watching my two little girls grow into two amazing young ladies has been an experience that I will always cherish. Seeing them at the end of this walkway to the…

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