Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Charleston Fire Department & Coastguard Training Exercise

Sometimes you just trip over stuff, like we did last night.  We had decided to take the boat across the harbor to Shem Creek, and on the way back we ran into a Charleston Fire Department boat and a Coastguard helicopter conducting a training exercise.  I'm not sure the extent of it or all the details, but we did watch them lower equipment from the helicopter and put a swimmer in the water as well.  Really neat to watch.  I was glad I had my camera with me - you just never know ....

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Perseids Meteor Shower 2016

Peak viewing of the Perseids was supposed to be the night of August 12th but I wasn't able to make it out to a dark place at 3am until last night, the 13th.  There were still a lot of meteors streaking across the sky, but not very easy to capture.   Out of hundreds of exposures, one meteor found it's way into my camera frame. Still there was something magical about sitting in the pre-dawn dark, feeling the soft ocean breeze and watching all the night sky activity; satellites, meteors, constellations - all wheeling through our vast universe.  Then, of course there was the dawn.  All well worth the lack of sleep :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Charleston's Marinas

I think I will shoot a series of images on this subject because they are all picturesque and very representative of the Charleston way of life.  Here are a couple to start off with, Bristol Marina and Ripley Light Marina.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Welcome to the World, Evangeline

For a change of pace here is a tender moment between mother and her week old baby.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary

This evening I took a Coastal Expeditions cruise from Shem Creek and spent an hour or so observing all the bird activity on Crab Bank.  It is highly recommended, not only because this sliver of sand with its teeming plethora of bird life is a treasure, but also because our boat captain was an extremely knowledgeable naturalist so I learnt a lot. Here are some of the images.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer evening in Charleston

I hadn't ventured out in the evening to shoot recently due to the stifling heat, but this evening I made a trip downtown with the intention of spending time in the Church Street area.  However, downtown was so full of people that I didn't even bother to try and find a parking space.  Cruising down Broad Street I made a stop at Colonial Lake and admired the new landscaping and other renovations and then spent awhile down at the City Marina before thankfully returning to my air conditioned car.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Scenes from Highway 17 South

Highway 17 is a scenic road trip in and of itself; one doesn't really even need a destination.  Here are a couple of images taken in the Gardens Corner  area.