Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Evening in Rockville, SC

It's hard these days to find places that are quiet, and that don't hum with night life and constant activity.  Rockville is still such a place, and I spent a peaceful evening here recent with a photo buddy, capturing a low country evening of marsh, creeks, shrimp trawlers, and sky.



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 :)