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Photo 101: Nature and Natural Lines

Nature is one of my favorite photographic areas.  There are so many beautiful and interesting things out there.  Here is a shot of a wild flower on the beach.  These fascinate me because they are so delicate and beautiful, but grow wild in the sandy unfriendly soil right on the beach and dunes.

Convolvulus arvensis Orchard morning glory
Convolvulus arvensis
Orchard morning glory
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Photo 101: Big and Point of View

Tybee Island has a lighthouse, actually it has two if you count the Cockspur Lighthouse.  Today I am focusing (pun intended) on the main lighthouse.  It is big and very photogenic.  When I am on one of my ambitious beach walks, I always like to take pictures of the lighthouse.  Here is a gallery of photos that I took of the lighthouse with a few different perspectives.  (See I actually paid attention to our weekend assignment.)

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Photo 101: Connect

I’m not quite sure why, but I had trouble finding an image to go with the term “connect”.  The shot I selected is of a variety of sea birds and dolphins who have “connected” the shrimp boat with the source of a tasty meal.  If you are on the beach and want to see dolphins….follow the shrimpers.

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Photo 101 – Day Five: Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds”

I truly love the beach.  The vastness of the ocean.  The unique wildlife.  The boats moving purposefully across the water.  The calls of the seabirds and the grumbling of the waves.  To me the best time on the beach is when you are alone and can contemplate the world.  Solitude.  It is when you know God is with you.

I rarely take photos of other on the beach.  I am a private person and I want to respect others’ privacy.  If I do get a shot with another human being, I try to make sure that they are not identifiable. 

This picture was taken after the sun had set.  It was a misty day and the colors of the sunset were dreamlike.  I took some wonderful shots of the Cockspur Lighthouse that were like a scene from a fairy tale.  This was the last picture of the night, when I was on my way home.  To me it evokes feelings on calmness, peace and solitude.


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Photo 101: Bliss (Captioned)

Since the first time I visited, I loved the beach.  While I am not one for laying in the sun or surfing the waves, the quiet times around sunrise and sunset are so wonderful.  A beautiful sunset, preferably with those I love by my side, is my idea of bliss.  Since we moved to Tybee, you can find me most evenings racing down the walkway to take a photo of the pretty sunset.  I hope you enjoy this one.

Tybee Island Sunset
Tybee Island Sunset
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Perspective

Things sure can look different depending on your point of view.  Here are two shots of the same type of beach bird (a type of tern, I think).  The first is head on  and the birds remind me of penguins.  The second is the more common side view.  What a difference an angle makes.

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