Sunday, March 18, 2018

Wandering Down Highway 17 S

I hadn't visited some of my old favorite haunts for awhile so yesterday we took a drive on Highway 17S and detoured down all kinds of remote dirt roads.  Finished it off with a visit to the famous Harold's Country Club in Yemassee where we ate an enormous steak for dinner.  Here are some of the images.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Spring in South Carolina Peach Country

Another road trip this weekend to the Ridge Spring area in upstate South Carolina.  Every time of year has its own particular beauty, and right now all the fruit trees are blossoming.  Right now all the farmers are also keeping their fingers crossed that we don't have another hard freeze.  Here are some images of the peach orchards, as well as the railway line reflecting the sun's last rays in the quaint town of Ridge Spring, SC.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Battle of Aiken 2018

Took a road trip to Aiken this weekend for fun to watch the annual reenactment of the Battle of Aiken.  Here are a couple of images from the day.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

More Lunar Lunacy

Just a couple more moon images since this eclipse was a very big deal and since I expended a lot of time, energy and dollars to witness and photograph it.  This is a fully eclipsed moon suspended over the soaring boulders in Joshua Tree. and a waning moon setting over similar boulders the following morning.  OK, enough of the moon for the moment; I will move on in the next post.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The January 31st, 2018 Total Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

Well, it was big and beautiful, and the first time since 1866 that this has happened, so I guess it is a pretty big deal.  Big enough to fly hundreds of miles for, and stay awake in the cold for :)  I will post more images in the next few days, after I have returned to Charleston, but here's a nine image collage of the various stages of the eclipse.  Unfortunately it set before it was over, so the entire progression was not captured from where I was in Joshua Tree, but this was awesome enough, and besides I desperately needed to find some hot coffee by the end of it.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Joshua Tree National Park Day 2

Most of day two was spent scouting for suitable locations for sunrises, moonrises, and lunar eclipse shots, and I did a lot of driving all over the place.  This is a wonderful place, truly magical, and there is way too much to see in just a few days.  Highly recommended place to visit, especially if you love the desert.  Staying in a really rustic (but very cool) hotel in  the little town of Twentynine Palms, gateway to the northern park entrance.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Joshua Tree National Park Day One

Disappointed not to be able to witness this month's "super blue blood moon" on the east coast, and seduced by all the attendant hype surrounding it's anticipated display, I made a crazy, spontaneous decision to head west so that I would be able to see and photograph it.  Of course I did as much research as I could in terms of choosing a suitable location; somewhere where it wouldn't rain, and somewhere where I would be able to see most of it's progression, so here I am in the town of Twenty Nine Palms, just outside the Joshua Tree National Park.  The first afternoon after flying from Charleston was spent getting my bearings and hunting for a suitable location from which to shoot this major event.  Here are a couple photographs from that day.