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Moody Waters

March 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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:


Charleston HarborCharleston HarborThe grassy waters of Charleston Harbor.


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:


Drayton Hall and the AshleyDrayton Hall and the AshleyThe Ashley River meanders by at Drayton Hall Plantation near Charleston, SC.


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.


Sundown at Fort SumterSundown at Fort SumterSunset, as seen from Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor.


So, we went from happy and sunny, to shady and subdued, to dark and serene - three shots, three moods.





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