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Carolina Low Country at Twighlight
Long expusure and near HDR effect. This image was photographed in the Edisto Island of South Carolina, USA.

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BDH2 ballhead. ISO 100, f/18, 32sec exposure

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As promised, the color version of “Twisted”, hope you all like it.

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, and an Induro BHD2 ballhead.

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Purple Haze – as this weekend rushes up to meet us, I would like to wish everyone an awesome, safe, and happy weekend! Also, a special announcement: This weekend will be my LAST weeekend of Active Federal Service. I will be signing out of the military onto my retirement leave next week! yay! As you all know, this means I will be moving…eww…packing and wrapping and sorting and ..well, you know what all has to be done! As a result, my blog entries may slow down for a couple of days until I can get my office set back up at home.
For now, this image has been extremely successful on my purchasing website so I hope all of you enjoy the color filter and the article. It just goes to prove that I have been around a while, and that I do love me some Jimmy Hendrix classic rock! Though one of my favorite tunes is Voodoo Child, I have not yet obtained a shot that I feel would accurately reflect that one. So, I will leave you with a portion of the lyrics;
“I am standing next to a mountain. chop it down, with the edge of my hand. well I can pick up all the pieces, might even make an island, might even..Raise a lil sand!” Happy weekend everyone!

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Iduro CT213 tripod, Indro BHD2 ballhead, and a purple sky filter.

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TWISTED – Today I read a post from a fellow blogger, and was moved by her article on “Entwined”. Thanks for the inspiration!

This is the black and white version of one of my images from “The Boneyard” and will mark my final monochrome article for this week. I have spent hours at this location and I am so ready to go back again! Please enjoy the post and realize that we are all in this life together, love one another, and never take anything for granted…life can turn on a dime.

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, and a circular polarizing filter.

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The setting sun’s light on Edisto Island, SC, USA.

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Enduro BHD2 ballhead.

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With the light almost gone, I just had to try one more shot of this amazing place on Edisto Island. SC, USA.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, ND filter, Induro CT213 tripod, and an Induro BDH2 ballhead.


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The setting sun on Editsto Island casts such gorgeous light on tidal flow. So peaceful and relaxing to be here phtographing it. Another long exposure image that would not have been possible without a tripod.

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro NHD2 ballhead, and an ND filter.

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Late evening colors at “the Boneyard” at Edisto Island, SC, USA.


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A monochrome of “The Boneyard” at Edisto Island, SC, USA.


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I hope all of you have enjoyed this blog of “the boneyard” area of Edisto Island, SC, USA . I can only hope my photography has done some justice to the beauty and magic of this beautiful beach! You can see many more of my images of this enchanted beach by vising my website at http://www.stanshillingburg.com/ photography and click on the Landscapes and Seascapes gallery. I use a Nikon D700, a Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, a Grad ND filter, an Induro CT213 CARBON FIBER Tripod with an Induro BHD2 Ballhead. and as always, if you would like to help me fund more travels to gorgeous places to photograph, please help by purchasing a print or two from my website! All of my images are posted for your veiwing pleasure…the helps me get out there, to get those shots! Thanks so much to everyone for all your support, please enjoy the images! My next series will be a bit further North into the North Carolina mountains for fall colors and waterfalls!


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Fading light and long shutter speeds brings out the gorgeous richness of color while adding a soft surrel blur to the moving waves on Edisto Island, SC, USA. The Boneyard is famous for these trees living on the beach and having the sea come crashing in on them at high tide.

Equipment used: Nikon D700 with a 24-70 2.8 Nikkor lens, an Induro tripod with an Induro BHD2 ballhead for this shot.

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Seeing the roots of “the Boneyard” in late evening light on Edisto Island, SC, USA.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, circular polarizing filter.

As always, these images are for your veiwing pleasure by clicking on the image to get the High Res version. All of my images are available for your purchase as Wall Art, gallery wraps, prints, puzzles, mugs, etc..Your suport greatly helps me to finance my travels to bring images of gorgeous places to you! Thanks for visiting and come bacl often!


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Another long exposure shot of “the Boneyard” at Edisto Island, SC, USA. The sun was about to set (90 degrees camera right), the colors and emotion here were breathtaking! My senses were overhwelmed as this was the first time I had ever been to this location and was so busy trying to take in the gorgeous scenery, enjoy and savor the moments, and still concentrate on framing, focal length, iso values, aperture, and shotter speeds, along with timing the shutter to open with the long retracting waves of the ocean. For those who have never tried this…it is a daunting task! but one that is truly good for the soul.

Location: Edito Island, SC, USA

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 Tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, and a circular polarizing filter

 

As always, these images are for your veiwing pleasure by clicking on the image to get the High Res version. All of my images are available for your purchase as Wall Art, gallery wraps, prints, puzzles, mugs, etc..Your suport greatly helps me to finance my travels to bring images of gorgeous places to you! Thanks for visiting and come bacl often!


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Moving a little farther south, but still in South Carolina; I spent an evening on Edisto Island in a place called “the Boneyard”. Trying my hand at some of my photography skills, I used some high aperture settings along with some slow shutter speeds to capture some of the more surreal scenes of this magical beach. At high tide, the ocean rushes inland to submerge the trees that have clung to life on the beach. The trees pictured here are quite large, a grown person would actually have to reach up to touch the lowest limb on these trees feature near the center of this shot. you can see many more of my images of this gorgeous place by clicking here: http://www.stanshillingburg.com/photography and click on the Landscapes and Seascapes gallery. Hope you enjoying veiwing as much as I enjoyed photographing this wonderful gem in South Carolina! And again, by purchasing a print you help he fund my travels to photograph the most gorgeous subjects on earth, thank you!


“the Bone Yard” of Edisto Island, SC


HiRes images here: http://www.stanshillingburg.com/Photography/Web-Gallery/19738692_wjMpPM#!i=1667447824&k=s23m9KHHaving been born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I have since traveled the world and have seen and photographed thousands of places and events. I did a majority of this travel with the Unites States Military and I am rapidly approaching my retirement date (this year!); planning now to once again travel the world but at a much reduced pace! This time I will be taking the time to smell the roses, taste the coffee, savor the food, and spend extra time to properly photograph the beauty in life. And do all of it THIS time, with the amazing woman who has stood by me through thick and thin, sickness and health, good times and bad for my entire 28 years of military life! Recently, we took our first road trip to begin this journey of photography and companionship to the beautiful and peaceful Edisto Island of South Carolina and spent the day photographing a location there called “the Boneyard”.

The night prior to this excursion, we had stayed in the Historic and beautful city of Charleston. Living the dream in the Mariott Downtown, we had spent the day enjoying the beautful artwork, photography, and delicious food at the Hotel…and yes, the bar was also delightful! Much more on that later, just wanted to make sure everyone reading this appreciates the fact the my indulgence of spirits was properly noted to preface the blunder about to happen! Leaving Charleston and heading South to Edisto Island was much more pleasant with the freshly crafted and brewed cup of Starbucks Bold (EXTRA large cup, still not sure what they call that size..Vente’ maybe?), driving along and going over my checklist..hey, thats what us military types do…checklists..; let’s see..GPS on and navagating, full tank of fuel, snacks, bottled water, coffee, camera, lenses, tripod, memory cards, coffee, back pack, towel, cell phone, coffee, spare batteries, aspirin, first aid kit, coffee, wallet, wife, car keys, coffee…yep, got everything! Ready for the day! The day was one of those blue bird sun filled cloudless days with a slight breeze and unseasonably warm..about 72 degrees (gorgeous weather for January!) The drive is about 45 minutes according to the GPS and about an hour actual drive time but the drive is very scenic. Huge Oak trees lining the roads, endlessly long strands of thick moss hanging from every branch, old weathered barns, grand southern mansions nestled at the ends of long tree lined drive ways. Slowly we encounter the marshes with thier old plank wood snaking out into the open water.

Once we arrived at the Boneyard, we found out it is actually about a half a mile walk from the parking area to the beach and then another half a mile north to the area I was hoping to photograph. Good thing I got my checklist and we had plenty of water and snacks. So ready to spend the time walking on the beach on this most gorgeous of days with my wife and my camera. Passing through the marsh area and trees we quickly arrived on the beach. We were pleasantly surprised at how quiet and peaceful is was, the sounds of the surf was so relaxing, we were the only people on the beach for hours. So far, the images were coming out perfect and my excitement grew as the sun was beginning to set and that long awaited “golden hour” was rapidly approaching. The colors of the evening were starting to glow in the most beautiful reds, yellows, pinks and blues…I unpacked my tripod and began setting up for some long exposure shots. Fresh flash card, wide angle lens, fresh batteries, tripod set up low and ready for camera attachment. That my friends, is when I discovered a flaw in my plan….that I had lugged my camera and tripod over a mile, the perfect light was here, but..I had no way to attach the camera to the tripod! I had left that little piece…the thingy that screws into the camera body and attaches the camera to the tripod…was not here. I had left it in my main camera bag back in the motel. Now, all of my time spent reading other photographers blogs, tips, and tricks was about to be tested! I did the best I could with a towel and my backpack, and the dead tree trunks to steady the camera for exposures of 2 to 25 seconds. Hard lesson learned, but now I NEVER put the tripod away without that little piece attached back to it, and I always check that it is there before leaving for a shoot! Yes ladies, my wife was amazing and always there to remind of my flawed checklist. She was very concerned on our way back to the car…she kept asking me if I needed any help with carrying my 22 pounds of dead, worthless, tripod metal on our mile walk back to the car. I love her so much!

Sunrise at Folly Beach

I want to thank all of you for taking the time to read this first ever blog of mine. I know some of you will need some pain relief either through aspirin or some other pharmocology, maybe even some alcoholic beverage, but I thank you just the same! My next entry will feature a couple of wonderful places to eat and visit in the Charleston South Carolina area with much more information on directions, times, menues, prices, etc.. But this, my first blog, is mainly just to get out here and start living life in retirement. So I do hope you enjoyed some of the content and I invite all of you to visit my website at www.stanshillingburg.com to se that I really do know a little about photography and I do have images of this truly beautiful place on Edisto Island for your veiwing pleasure, some are even available for purchase. To go straight to this gallery you can click here: http://www.stanshillingburg.com/Photography/Web-Gallery/19738692_wjMpPM#!i=1668742537&k=BbbLV6V

Thanks again! and get out there! Enjoy Life!

for more information on Edisto Island and what it has to offer, go here: http://www.edistobeach.com/