One of the most exciting and challenging things about landscape photography is working with what mother nature gives you. It is also what makes it addicting as you never know exactly what you are going to get. An advantage of living in such a beautiful place is having more than your typical week of vacation to return to spots over and over capturing different scenes.
While everyone loves a good sunset (myself included), the morning can actually be the better time for amazing captures. The challenge, well at least for me, is getting out of bed while its’ still dark out. The night before I always look at a few things. First of course the weather. Then my trusty tide graph, and then the position of the sunrise. This morning I knew rain was in the forecast but also knew if it would hold off long enough, there could be a cool set of clouds. Everything went as planned and I was able to capture the image below taken at the very north end of Folly Beach.
Here is a quick tip for out-of-town photographers. The best place to catch the sunrise is at the north end of Folly Beach. There you can use things like the rock walls and Morris Island Lighthouse in your image. For sunsets, head in the opposite direction toward the south end at Folly Beach County Park.
Happy Shooting……oh, and if you are interested on Real Estate on the Charleston Coast, give me a call or send me an email. I am a full-time Realtor specializing in the area. You can view more images of mine by visiting my photography site.