Hilton Head Island 2020

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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vulture hilton head island

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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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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sunset hilton head

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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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

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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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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In this photo, I captured a bird flying over the marsh at sunrise. The low country marsh is home to many creatures that are tolerant to the ever changing tides. Fiddler crabs play in the spartina and birds pass through for a bite to eat, or stop to rest their wings. Sunrise and sunset, the…

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This was taken right before sunset in Hilton Head, SC a few years back. I have walked down this pier with my children on many occasions over the past few decades. During those walks, we have a chance to reflect on our visits to the low country and remain amazed at the remarkable shifting of…

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My first post. My first foray in to the world of blogging, social media, and publishing my photographic work. This is a recent photo I took near Shelter Cove while visiting Hilton Head Island, SC. Like the photo, this blog will be a thoughtful reflection of what I have seen through my lens both today,…

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