In anticipation of a big meal later on, I took Logan down to the beach for a walk early this morning. It was low tide and the wind was brisk and cold. We were at the Folly Beach County Park end of the island and I marveled again at the way nature has just reclaimed what man built. Even at low tide, part of what used to be the parking lot is buried and underwater. Happy Thanksgiving America!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sunrise Park is one of my favorite places to visit. There is always lots to watch; birds, kayakers, fishermen, boaters, dogs and their owners. The pond where I so often watch egrets, herons, and wood storks wading and catching their food has been getting stagnant due to a buildup of sand which has prevented the fresh water from flushing it out on a regular basis. No more, thanks to the 8 foot tides that we have been experiencing lately. This morning I was thrilled to see that the water has broken clean through and created a wide opening - awesome! I can't wait to go back at low tide and see it all clean with fresh water and fresh fish for the birds!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I am working on a new website that will be dedicated to aerial photography. Sometimes aerial photography is taken from such a height, that you may as well be looking at a Google map for all the aesthetic pleasure it affords, but I am trying to find a niche that presents aerial photography as being artistic too. I'm hoping to reach markets like tourism, construction, planning, real estate, etc. Any service industry that would benefit from presenting Charleston and the lowcountry from a different, but still very attractive perspective. I will also have a gallery on this new site for artistic renderings of aerial photography. Here is an example of historic downtown Charleston.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I was sorting through some images and found a few favorites from my many trips to South Africa. This is of the Jacaranda, a 2,000 ton Greek coaster that ran aground under mysterious circumstances (some say it had to do with insurance money) off the Wild Coast of South Africa, specifically the Qora River Mouth. The spot is pretty inaccessible and you have to hike a good ways along the beach to get to it, so it has remained relatively untouched over the years. Local herds of Nguni cows wander through there, a few hikers, and one or two photographers like me, but otherwise it is a wild and unspoiled coastline. I played with it to give it a painted look. Think it might be nice on canvas .....
Thursday, November 8, 2012
We are excited to announce the birth of precious Euphrates Eve Jourdain, sister to big brother Gideon and my second grandchild. Those of faith, please pray for her - she needs surgery to correct a blockage in her intestine and will later need heart surgery. She is a fiesty little munchkins, born today at MUSC. Congratulations Leigh and Josh - God is good.