I was standing on the eastern end of Folly Island, facing the marsh behind the barrier island. The pool of water in the foreground has been created by the shifting shape of this beach where a low spot has recently been carved out above the normal high tide line. Tidal action and storms continuously change the barrier islands and I won’t be surprised if the next big storm carves a piece of this land into its own island or washes it away completely.
This was our first night in the area and I scouted a sunset spot using Google Maps and The Photographer’s Ephemeris phone app. The color was subtle over Brickyard Creek and there wasn’t much of a foreground but it ended up being a pretty good choice.
After the sun disappeared three kayakers worked their way back to the boat launch, impressed with what they had seen. Voices really carry over water!
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Sunset taken from a small park at the edge of Pigeon Point Boat Launch, Beaufort, SC.
Turning away from a wading bird feeding frenzy to a peaceful end of day scene:
This time of year the sun is not at the best angle for showing off the shrimp boat rigging but the expanse of orange sky was still pretty nice.
The sky was a beautiful orange glow behind a Laughing Gull perched on a dock piling.
We stopped at a dock to watch the sun go down and this Laughing Gull made a few last passes over the water.
The reflecting sun made interesting blue and orange stripes in the water.
In a matter of seconds the color disappeared along with the bird.
05/24/2019, Folly Beach Road, SC
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.
This couple was peddling away from the sunset.
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.
Do Dogs Like Sunsets?
Maybe they don’t care, but they sure like walks on the beach!
It was a beautiful end to the day, the tide was out and there was very little breeze. The temperature around 60 degrees F (15 C) belied that it is still winter in South Carolina.
Sun setting behind Folly River from Folly Beach County Park, 2/6/2018.
The sun was going down behind me and cast a pink glow in the east that reflected on the pond. The Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets were still sorting out their roosts for the night and a number of Cormorants had settled into the trees on the island.