Bridge Run Week

It’s that time of the year again for the Cooper River Bridge Run.  It’s also that time of the year that I will be staying as far away from the traffic as I can.   With that said, what better time to post a beautiful aerial shot of the bridge just days before 80,000 + runners will cross it in hopes of beating the Kenyans.  Good luck to all the racers!

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Spring day on the Beach

7B1A1906-Edit-EditYesterday was about as nice a day as you will find.  It was tempting to sit around and watch the NCAA tourney games, which I caught some of, but when its 75 with blue skies and the beach is a five-minute it just wasn’t an option.  I could easily chalk it up as Sunday Funday but I won’t since I can’t stand that saying.

Anway,  I grabbed my gear (camera, drone, cell phone) and headed out the door for Sullivan’s Island.  While most people were carrying lawn chairs and coolers out to the beach, I was dragging around camera gear.  I am sure I looked like a dork. The day started with a walk down the beach grabbing some pics with my Canon from my favorite spot, Station 18, and then heading over to the Fort Moultrie Historic Center to fly my drone.

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After I was satisfied with all I jumped in the car and headed home to watch the South Carolina Gamecocks reach their first ever Final Four and then walked outside to look for flying pigs, if you know what I mean.

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Included are a few captures from the day!

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Photo of the Day – Colonial Lake

One of the great spots in Charleton tourist rarely see is Colonial Lake.  The park recently underwent a $5.9 million dollar refresh making it even more spectacular than before.  My favorite time of the day to visit the park is in the early morning or in the evening as the sun sets.  In the evening the sun shines on the homes along Rutledge Ave. casting a golden glow on the front steps of each home.  A long walkway circles the lake making a great spot to get out and walk, jog or just people watch. I have shot Colonial Lake several times before but thought I would take on a different perspective and capture it with my DJI Phantom 4 Pro.

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Colonial Lake is located in Harleston Village of downtown Charleston, SC.  Feel free to contact me for information regarding homes for sale in the area or to discuss the local real estate market.

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Finishing Up Winter

Even on a cloudy day, you can’t escape the natural beauty of the Charleston Coast.  On this cold (for here) last week of winter I decided to head out to the Pitt Street Bridge for rare wildlife excursion.  I don’t consider myself much of a wildlife photographer.  Of course, you would have to know the birds were all hiding from the cold.  Just yesterday it was a birders paradise, but that is just how it goes.  Nonetheless, the cloudy, moody sky and wind created a beautiful cast on the marsh grass that I had to capture.  This image was taken at the end of Pitt Street Bridge facing Sullivan’s Island with the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse in the distance.

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*print available at http://www.donniewhitakerphotography.com
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Photo of the Day – Shem Creek at Dusk

I apologize for posting yet another photo from Shem Creek, but it’s a beautiful place and especially great at sunset.   One of my favorite Lowcountry subjects to shoot is shrimp boats. I captured this image last week using a 3-stop ND filter to allow me a 2-second shutter speed without blowing out the highlights.   Have a great rest of your week everyone.

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*this print and others are available at http://www.donniewhitakerphotography.com
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