Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Black & White Sea Island Aerials

I love the motion of the water and other elements in these images, and decided to convert them to black and white which lessens the distraction of the color.  Not sure which I ultimately prefer, but it's fun to explore different interpretations.  These are of Botany Bay, Kiawah Island, and Church Creek.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Aerial Images of the Lowcountry

Yesterday I spent some time buzzing over the barrier islands of South Carolina at a rising tide.  I was curious to see what Botany Bay boneyard beach looked like since Hurricane Matthew hit that Edisto area hard.  In fact Botany Bay, and another favorite of mine, Hunting Island in Beaufort are both closed indefinitely while officials assess and make repairs to the damage sustained.  Here are a couple of the images from that flight.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hurricane Matthew - the movie

Really lousy quality because Blogger has compressed the file to the extreme.  Sorry folks.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Charleston braces for Hurricane Matthew

Charleston has faced many hurricanes in her time, and now again she has readied herself to meet another in Hurricane Matthew.  We decided not to evacuate since we are on relatively high ground.  We are also well prepared with supplies.  I still can't help feeling a little apprehensive about what the next 24 hours will bring.  It's a strange limbo type feeling when you've done all you know to do to prepare, and now there's just the waiting.  I decided to take a ride downtown this morning and it's been awhile since I've seen Charleston this deserted.  Here are a few images that hopefully capture the current mood of this historic southern town.  I pray any damage will be light and that her people will stay safe.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is 24 hours closer ...

... and this evening was just as peaceful as yesterday's was.  The colors leaned towards the pinks rather than the goldens, but the water was still calm and our sophisticated weather forecasting technology aside, it would never occur to anyone that a monster storm is poised to unleash total chaos upon this idyllic scene.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Calm before the Storm

Looking out over the Stono River this evening, it's hard to imagine that there is danger lurking out there, that a dangerous hurricane is inexorably churning it's way towards our halcyon world.  Anyway, this is probably going to be the last pretty sunset for awhile.  We will see what Matthew brings us over the next few days.  Be safe out there everyone.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Lowcountry Buddy Walk 2016

This is an annual fundraising event organized by and for the Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry.  They are a volunteer driven organization created for local families.  Their mission is to see children and adults with DS live fulfilling, empowered lives, and they strive to meet the individual needs of each family.
Since Euphrates was diagnosed at 20 weeks, our family and friends have naturally become much more attuned to the effects of Down Syndrome and the resulting special needs of all those affected by it.  Here are some photos from the event.