Shaw Air Expo

Shaw Air Expo

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

I had an amazing time Saturday photographing with friends at the Shaw Air Expo, located at  Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.  The hours for the event were 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  I was there just as the gates opened in order to get a great spot for enjoying and photographing the show.

Parking and admission were free for this fabulous event.  There were flight demonstrations, static displays,

Flowers

Flowers

 

Spring is a wonderful time to explore flower photography!  In the Carolinas there seem to be flowers blooming everywhere you look in the spring time.  I like to experiment when photographing flowers.

Last weekend, my friend, Lorraine Shannon, and I went to check out locations

The Difference Fifteen Miles Can Make

The Difference Fifteen Miles Can Make

It was absolutely amazing, this past weekend, to see the difference that fifteen miles can make when photographing a sunrise.  My husband and I decided to drive to the mountains for sunrise early Saturday morning.  In order to get to the destination I had chosen, Roan Mountain, we determined that we would need to wake up at

Harsh Light

Harsh Light

“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer”
― Walter De Mulder

This past weekend, I had a wonderful time exploring the Beaufort, South Carolina area with dear friends and fellow photographers.  There are so many wonderful places and things to photograph while in the Beaufort area.  Among these are church ruins, plantations, shrimp boats, and forts used long ago.

Whenever I am photographing during the day, I often find that my best photography happens

Atalaya

Atalaya

 

“The birds are so numerous – I hear their sweet notes outside of my window early mornings, their piping ever above the roar of the ocean.”

-Anna Hyatt Hungtington

Atalaya, or Atalaya Castle, located in Huntington Beach State Park, SC, was the winter home of Archer M. Huntington and Anna Hyatt Huntington.  If you click the link for Atalaya, you will find

Morning at the Beach

Morning at the Beach

“Carolina beach music,” Dupree said, coming up on the porch. “The holiest sound on earth.”
Pat Conroy, Beach Music

There is not much better way to start the day than by greeting the new day on the beach in the Carolinas.    Recently, while staying at Garden City Beach, my husband and I were sure to make our way out on the beach to see

Marsh Walk

Marsh Walk

Whenever I am near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, I love to go to the Marsh Walk in the early mornings to photograph.  The photographic possibilities are endless as you have opportunities to photograph the rising sun, wildlife along the walk, landscape opportunities, and interesting details shots that can be found along the way.

There are many restaurants that back up to a boardwalk that overlooks the marsh.  There are also

Beach Reflections

Beach Reflections

Whenever I get the opportunity to be near the water, I am always on the lookout for beautiful reflections.  This past weekend, while visiting Garden City Beach, I was sure to pay attention to reflections on the water.  The best time I have found for finding beautiful reflections on water are the times shortly after the sun rises and shortly before the sun sets.  The quality of the light helps to produce beautiful reflections at those times of day.

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