Just Round The Corner

Coastal Scenes, Travel

During our vacation in South Carolina we all agreed to go on a catamaran to experience the sunset on the Calibogue Sound. We decided on a trip which would leave from the South Beach area of Hilton Head. We were excited to not only go on the cruise but also visit the famous Salty Dog Cafe. It turned out to be a great experience walking around this scenic area and then embarking on the cruise.

In addition to experiencing the southern sunset on the Calibogue Sound I’m really glad I pushed the shutter on this shot. This is a land mass that identifies the entrance to the sound. Not the most compelling shot but one that helps remember a fantastic experience….

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So, do you have any photos that remind you of unforgettable family experiences. Would love to see them. Post link in the comment section.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

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Hi, It’s Me Again…

Travel

A new year brings new ideas and resolutions so I guess you might be able to figure out what I’ve been thinking about going into the 2017.

I have a bunch of photos sitting in my quick collection in Lightroom so I figured I’d resurrect the blog and let you know what’s been going on. So, here we go…………

In my last post I talked about our cruise to Bermuda, mainly the embarkation and then the disembarkation. I didn’t show anything from beautiful Bermuda. Well, below are some shots from the beautiful island in the Atlantic. If you’ve never been….. go!

Horse Bay is the quintessential tourist beach on the island. I will tell you that going to the far north end of the beach provides the best experience of this gorgeous place……..

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Traveling a bit north and you end up in this breathtaking area called Warwick Long Bay. Ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and you can see why……

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Finally, we come to the spot on the south end of Horseshoe Bay beach called Port Royal Cove. Wow, this place is amazing….

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Everything you’ve heard or seen doesn’t do it the justice of being there. A place that has to be seen in person.

Thanks for stopping by, again. I look forward to hearing from you this year.

From There to Here…

Travel

This past June we had the great pleasure of cruising aboard the Norwegian Breakaway from New York City to Bermuda. I first cruised 30+ years ago and didn’t recall the experience of sailing in and out of New York Harbor from that trip so I made it a point to get up early during our return to capture the sights.

As I stood near the bow of the ship I tried to place myself as one of the 12 million immigrants that arrived in America many years ago. What an experience it must have been.

I hope these pictures give you an idea of this experience……

Here we are approaching the Verrazzano Bridge. Named after the ltalian explorer who declared this area a lake in the early 1500’s.

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Here our 17 story cruise ship narrowly makes it under the said named bridge…

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Next we start to get a glimpse of the entrance to New York harbor….

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No need to explain this gorgeous sight…

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As we cruise towards the dock we pass Jersey City to our west and see the last of our sights from the cruise….

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Our vacation will terminate at the ships terminal on pier 88.

Setting Sail… in NYC

Landscapes, Shots After Dark, Travel

So, awhile back I took a ride over to Brooklyn to do a bit of shooting. Having never been there I relied on my partner in photog crime, Dave Gardiner, to get me to this iconic spot.

We arrived, in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, just before sunset and managed to scope out a vantage point and got a few keepers…

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Processed this in LR and applied the “Embrace the Color” preset which is part of a night photography series of presets for LR.

The Lure of Iconic Places…

Street Photography, Travel

Last weekend I went on another trek of downtown Manhattan and although I’ve taken a few shots of the Brooklyn Bridge I’ve never been on it.

My photog partner, Dave Gardiner, endured the walk with me to have my chance at seeing this  iconic lower Manhattan landmark. I was a bit hesitant because I’ve seen thousands of shots from there and was wondering “does the world need another shot of the BB”? Well, we went anyway and I’m glad we did…..

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So, I’m wondering how you all feel about landmarks such as this….. do you go anyway? Do you shot it and do you really try to get “the shot” completely different than seen before? Let us know!

Join Me at the Magnolia Plantation…..

Travel

Our travels last week took us to a spot that is billed as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens”, The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, in Charleston, South Carolina.

The spider shot in my last post is also from this location.

I’ve seen a few shots from other people from here and can say that(although still beautiful) August is probably not the best month to view it’s true beauty. Instead of rambling about it, let me take you on a tour….

Our first stop was the petting zoo…. rescued animals of all types…

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Next up was our nature tour with our guide, Dick, a very knowledgeable and comical individual. He brought the plantation to life, often…

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A few sights from this beautiful part of the low country…

After the tour we decided to walk around and check out the rest of the site. Gorgeous trees, bridges, marsh, architecture abound…

At this time of year the plantation may not rich in color with blooming flowers and bush but it certainly has enough history and geographical interest to hold anyone’s attention.

I highly recommend a visit to this landmark in North Charleston.


Here’s the website.