“Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
As I write my first post, it occurs to me that while I tend to focus primarily on travel photography, perhaps my own backyard is the best place to begin a blogging journey. This photo, “Golden Hour on Willet Pond”, was recently awarded the cover spot on Naturally Kiawah magazine and is one of my favorites. Kiawah is a beautiful barrier island in SC which is home to abundant wildlife and beautiful marsh and ocean vistas. Here are a few examples
Kiawah Bobcat – No Tripod and no time!
Last night my husband and I walked up to the beach to photograph and enjoy a magnificent full moon shining across the ocean. While awaiting the moonrise, I captured this sunset shot across the marsh.
Yet another beautiful evening on Kiawah. And thirty minutes later, voila, the full moon rises.
So this is home – beautiful, peaceful and rich with opportunities for nature and landscape photography at every turn. Next time, perhaps something a bit more exotic!
- Golden Hour: Nikon D/300s, 18-200mm Nikkor lens @28mm, ISO 250, f/11, 1/40
- Kiawah Bobcat: Nikon D/300s, 70-200mm Nikkor lens @200mm, ISO 2500, f/2.8, 1/20 *
- Heron Family: Nikon D/300s, 70-200mm Nikkor lens w/1.5 tc @340mm, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/1250
- Al E Gator: Nikon D/50, 70-200mm Nikkor lens w/1.5 tc @340mm, ISO 200, f/4.8, 1/200
- Marsh Sunset: Nikon D/300s, 70-200mm Nikkor lens @70 mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/40
- Moonrise Kiawah: Nikon D/300s, 70-200mm lens @150mm, ISO 1250, f/9, 13.0s *
* Edited with Nik Software Dfine 2.0 to reduce grain