Tag Archives: Landscape

Orange and Gold at the Back of the Dike

The reflections were like a pot of gold in the back corner of the canal that runs along the rice field dike. The dike and canal make a 90 degree turn at this corner, and then the water widens off to the left into a pond. There was a little breeze ruffling the water surface in the more open area.

Orange and Gold Reflecting in the Canal
Orange and Gold Reflecting in the Canal

Taken about a half hour later, this view is towards that same line of trees from a bend in the dike. A few Great Blue Herons have been using the clumps of reeds sticking out from the bank as fishing and sunning spots.

Orange and Gold Reflecting in the Canal
Orange and Gold Reflecting in the Canal

Beach Sunset

I joined some photographer friends at Folly Beach yesterday afternoon to watch the sunset. Fall sunsets there can be very dramatic with pink often playing a big part. This one didn’t live up to “spectacular” but it was pretty and we had fun during the waiting.

The water in the foreground of this image is a tidal pool left by recent very high tides.

Sun Setting Behind Kiawah Island
Sun Setting Behind Kiawah Island

This couple was peddling away from the sunset.

Bicycle Built for Two
Bicycle Built for Two

This dog clearly can’t read. His owner, a few steps to the right of my frame ignored this and the “Dogs on Leash at All Times” sign he had just passed.

Actually there is no more than average danger and no one “Keeps Off” this cement walkway that leads from the parking lot to the beach. In fact you can’t see this warning if you are on the walkway. The water is the end of the tidal pool seen above.

Loose dogs are another matter.

Danger Keep Off
Danger Keep Off

Creeping Shadows

This was late in the afternoon and it was mostly quiet on the pond. You can just make out the half moon hanging. The water was still, creating a nice reflection except where the duck weed gathered.

Ravenswood Pond Late Afternoon
Ravenswood Pond Late Afternoon

About 2 hours later the second image was taken from the side of the pond, about half way down. White Ibis were gathering in one of the far trees for the night and the light was disappearing fast.

Ravenswood Pond Sun Going Down
Ravenswood Pond Sun Going Down

I was on my way out and by the time I got back to where the first image was taken there were at least 100 Ibis in that tree. It was cool to watch but not enough light to photograph.

Wood Storks at Edge of the Marsh

About ten minutes before I took these images several hundred wading birds, mostly White Ibis, were sharing this space with these Wood Storks. I couldn’t see them, but they sure were making some noise as they fed.

Great Egret Fly Over Wood Storks
Great Egret Fly Over Wood Storks

These few Wood Storks ignored the “go” signal of the masses and continued their rest. I was able to get to a break in the reeds lining the dike to see what was left behind.

Wood Storks at Edge of Marsh
Wood Storks at Edge of Marsh

Garden Pond Reflections

This is the same garden pond taken the same day as yesterday’s Sepia Pond post. Taken from different angles towards the water and a quarter way round the pond, the reflections were much different.

Garden Pond with White Bridge and Statue
Garden Pond with White Bridge and Statue

Crossing over the white bridge leads to a path that runs along the side of the rice field canal and eventually all the way around the impoundment.

Garden Pond with White Bridge
Garden Pond with White Bridge, Statue is behind the Spanish Moss