Category Archives: Landscape

Sunset

My sunset photographs rarely do the real scene justice. Often it is because there is nothing in the foreground to make a good composition. These dead trees on a nearby beach are a little something but I didn’t get a great angle.

Sunset
Sunset

Knowing the right spots for the time of year is a help. So is luck. Now that we are in our second year in South Carolina I might do better with the locations. For the luck, all you can do is get out there.

Sunset
Sunset

This evening the sunset was spectacular. Really.

Sunset
Sunset

Taken 11/14/2017, Folly Beach, SC.

Racing the Rising Sun

Taking photographs of the rising or setting sun highlights just how quickly the earth moves. During the rest of the day you are hardly aware of this, but when working to position yourself in just the right spot at either end of daylight you feel like you are racing against the sun.

Sun Rising
Sun Rising

This Great Blue Heron seemed content with his chosen spot to watch the marsh start a new day. He stayed put until the sun was fully up and the glare kept me from seeing him.

Sun Rising Great Blue Heron
Sun Rising Great Blue Heron

Just four minutes after the first shot above, the photograph below was taken just before the sun would be blinding in my face.

Sun Rising Great Blue Heron
Sun Rising Great Blue Heron

Foggy Sunrise

It was perfectly still as the sun was coming up with the fog just hanging in place. A single Great Blue Heron disturbed by our passing disappeared to the other side of the pond.

Foggy Sunrise
Foggy Sunrise

As it got a little brighter hundreds of Pelicans passed over us in undulating formations. No perfect Vs like the Canada Geese on the move for them: the general direction was south but the line weaved and occasionally a group swung around in a loop.

Foggy Sunrise
Foggy Sunrise

It was well worth getting up early to see this!

Click on either photo for a larger view.

Lines

Lines created by the weathered planks  in the siding, water wheel and fence of this mill go in every direction.

Leonard's Mills
Leonard’s Mills

The water wheel is a work of art as well as a mechanical feat that powers a working saw.

Leonard's Mills
Leonard’s Mills

Approaching the mill from the other side of the stream gives a broader view of the building’s colors and textures of the siding.

Leonard's Mills
Leonard’s Mills

The Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley has a variety of exhibits intended “to preserve, celebrate and educate people about the sustainable forest culture of Maine.”

http://www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org

August 25, 2017. Click on any photo for larger view.