Cloudy Days are for Black and Whites

The alarm went off at 5 AM and even though the weather forecast was telling me it was a day to stay in bed I decided to head out the door anticipating them being wrong.  Anyone who has lived on the coast long enough knows how hard weather is to predict and sometimes the best days come from the worst forecast.   As I got to the beach it became apparent there wasn’t going to be a beautiful, fire in the sky type sunset I was hoping for, but when life doesn’t give you exactly what you want to shoot you shoot long exposures in black and white.  After messing around with a few compositions I found my spot just under/beside the Isle of Palms Pier shooting 1.5 to 2 seconds exposures as waves quickly rushed in with the rising tide.   Below is one of my favorite images from the cloudy but beautiful morning.


*image available for purchase with different print options at my site.

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