Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Pastels

Cees Fun - Pastel_Soft

Sunrise – Chattanooga, Tennessee

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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.  


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.


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!)


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.  


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


You can see responses from other bloggers here:  https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/11/09/lens-artists-photo-challenge-71-creepy/

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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.


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


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.


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 – Rise/Set

This week we are asked to share a vibrant picture of our favorite sunrise or sunset.

Sunrise on Boneyard Beach

Sunrise on Boneyard Beach – definitely worth the early morning wake-up call.

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Boneyard Beach

This weekend I had the amazing opportunity to view and photograph the sunrise on Boneyard Beach located on Bulls Island.  The north end of the island is eroding and the live oaks and red cedars of the forest are now part of the surf serving as guardians of the beach.

Boneyard Beach 2

The sky was full of color and absolutely wonderful to see…

Boneyard Beach B&W

although just as dramatic in black and white.

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