Photography in Pearls – Lens-Artists: Creepy

This week, Ann-Christine has asked us to share something creepy.  I had a hard time finding anything creepy in my recent photos and had to go back to 2017 to find photos for this post.  

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I am not an early riser so I couldn’t believe it when I signed up for a sunrise excursion  to Boneyard Beach in Awendaw.  My best friend who is also a photographer convinced me to go.  It meant a 2AM wakeup to get to the rendezvous point.  But it turned out to be a great day with lots of good photos to show for it.

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So much so that I convinced my daughter (also a photography who is also not a morning person) to go.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and we had an overcast sunrise and it extremely cold.  (I can’t convince her to go again!)

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Boneyard Beach is on Bull Island which is 7 miles of undeveloped land.  It’s accessible by ferry only.  Because of tides and erosions, the forest on Bull Island is now water stranded and the beach is full of driftwood and dead trees.  

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You have to admit that with the rain, cold temperature and overcast sky that at least on this day Boneyard Beach looks very creepy.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Monochrome

This week Patti has asked us to post in monochrome.

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I don’t understand why some people think that monochrome/black and white is dull and boring.  It often picks us nuances that would otherwise be unseen.

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As an example, I never saw the clouds in the beach photo above until I converted it to black and white.

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It was an overcast day when I took this photo so it was no surprise that it came out of the camera very blah.  Converting the photo to black and white brought out the clouds and the birds in the foreground.

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Bright, colorful flowers are always beautiful and can cheer anyone up but I get just as many comments on these coneflowers in black and white that I display at art shows.

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Sometimes, I convert a photo to black and white just because I can.  This is a photo of the Murrells Inlet pier taken on another overcast day.  The color photo below is more true to the subject that day but the black and white is much more dramatic.

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You can see responses from other bloggers here:  https://pilotfishblog.com/2019/11/02/lens-artists-photo-challenge-70-monochrome/

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Seeing Double

This week Tina has asked us to see double.

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I just read my grandson the story of Noah’s Ark (3 times in a row because he liked it so much) so I decided to use photos taken at the zoo for this post.

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I was surprised to see how many of the photos were “doubles”.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Layered

This week Amy has asked us to show layers in our photos.

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On a recent trip to Charleston, we stopped at our favorite place to eat and afterward went over to Shem Creek so I could get some sunset photos.  

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The sky was layered in colors from pinks and purples to yellows and oranges.

This last photo was posted last week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Lines but I’m showing it again for its layered colors.  It was taken in a moving car and through a dirty windshield so I’m really, really happy with it.  

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You can also find my first children’s book at Amazon here:  https://www.amazon.com/When-Gigi-Comes-Visit-Lambert/dp/1733420606/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=when+gigi+comes+to+visit&qid=1571928401&sr=8-1

Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Candid

This week Ann-Christine has asked us to share some candid shots.  

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I don’t take a lot of photos of people…unless it’s my grandson.  And I can never take enough of him.

But I did go through the archives and found some others to share – 

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Fun at the 8th Street Fountain in Augusta, GA ….

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Waiting for the ferry from St Thomas to St John…

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Riding the waves from Hurricane Dorian….

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And last but not least, a photo of the baboons at Riverbanks Zoo.  His eyes say more than words ever could!

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Fill the Frame

How to frame the shot is one of the most important decisions a photographer makes in getting a perfect capture.  This week Patti has asked us to “fill the frame”.  For those unfamiliar with the phrase, it means to get in close so that your subject fills the frame.  Filling the frame is a very powerful tool in a photographer’s toolbelt.

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Sometimes I fill the frame when editing the photo and I’ll crop it to get the shot I want.  The balloon above and the three below are examples of cropping to fill the frame.

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These next photos are examples of filling the frame when the photo is initially taken.  It makes for a more dramatic photo. 

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Of course, any time I take out my macro, it’s a fill the frame day!

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Pick a Place

This week Tina has asked that we pick a place that is special to us.  I’ve chosen to share photos of our trip to St Thomas/St John from February 2017.

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We rented a jeep on St John and travelled around the island stopping at some of the bays for some beach time.  The island is more mountainous than I thought and at some points it was a little heart stopping – especially when you’re having to remember to drive on the left side of the road!  Isn’t the water beautiful?

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The further you got from the ferry, you saw more of the true island life.

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There are boats everywhere.

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And too soon, it was time to go home.

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Frame the Shot

This week Amy has asked that we show how we frame a shot.  Framing is oh, so important since it leads the viewer’s eyes to the spot you want them to look.

Recently I visited family in Chattanooga, Tennessee and revisited some of the tourist sites I had not seen since I was a child.  These included The Incline, Rock City and Ruby Falls.  This time we also rode the Missionary Ridge Local train, inspected the Coke Ovens in Dunlap, Tennessee and visited the Chattanooga Zoo and the Tennessee Aquarium.

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I had to wait quite a while until these little fishies would cooperate and swim to an open spot in the coral. 

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The Tennessee Aquarium is one of the best that I have visited.  There are two buildings – one is devoted to ocean life and the other is limited to inland rivers.

Because of age and condition, the Walnut Street Bridge is now open to pedestrian traffic only.  It crosses the Tennessee River and has helped to revitalize the downtown area with shops, restaurants and residential buildings.  It was also the perfect spot to take sunrise and sunset photos.

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You can see a photo of the bridge from the ground during a previous visit here:  https://photographyinpearls.com/2018/06/27/cees-fun-foto-challenge-diagonal-lines/

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Seashores or Lakeshores

This week Amy has asked us to share our favorite seashore or lakeshore.  As I live at the beach, it was difficult to narrow my selections.

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It’s the busy season for us now but it pays to be a local.  We know a few places that are usually pretty quiet.

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The view is just as beautiful when a storm approaches….

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,,, in the middle of the day… 

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…or when the tide comes in or when it goes out.

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The beach is the only place I want to be.

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Dreamy

This week Ann-Christine has given us the prompt “dreamy”.

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Do you feel like you’re in the middle of a Disney movie?  

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Or a Nickelodeon cartoon?

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These photos were taken at a Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens last year.  The displays were inspired by Chinese craftsmen and the ancient tradition of Chinese Lantern Festivals.  The festival featured larger-than-life silk lantern sculpture scattered throughout the zoo.  

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