Bodies of water are fun to shoot, whether you're looking at a river, a lake, a waterfall, or just a trickling mountain stream. And you can achieve a different feel for a water image by varying the light, the time of day, and the surroundings.
Charleston, South Carolina is a city on the water, and while there I created a few images that each have different feels.
This image was taken in the bright sunshine, capturing the meandering patches of grassy sections at the banks of the harbor. I liked the zigzag pattern that I was able to capture in the frame:
Moving from a harbor to a river, here's a shot that was taken in the shade, with the image framed by over-hanging trees. This, by the way, is the Ashley River, near Drayton Hall Plantation:
Finally, my favorite, a sunset shot taken from Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. I was able to get some rocks in the foreground to anchor the shot, and I got a nice sun reflection on the water.
So, we went from happy and sunny, to shady and subdued, to dark and serene - three shots, three moods.