I photographed this serene view of an ocean dock on Hilton Head Island shortly before Hurricane Mathew took it away in 2016.
This image is real and not a photoshop composite. While I do not support circuses or the captivity of animals, the opportunity presented itself for me to photograph entertainers. The back story to this image is that it was taken in 3 seconds in total darkness. Behind this 6'8 entertainer is the curtain to a big top circus. Behind camera are trucks and behind the scenes equipment that shouldn't be seen by the audience when the curtain opens. I had set up lights and rehearsed before hand with Zulu man sans Aligator. I told him I wanted an effortless serene expression on his face. He told me how heavy this animal is. Can you hold it for 2 setons I asked. Yes. The lighting was measured and the camera set at a prefocused position. When it came time for his act the outside of the tent goes dark and he hoists the beast into his arms. I fired off 6 shots in 2 seconds and the curtains opened.
I contracted a helicopter to fly me around the beach and marsh area around Hilton Head Island. While shooting the amazing color of the ocean and the graduated tones of sand of the Carolina Coast I saw this lone runner and captured this image while hanging out of the open door of the helicopter.
One of the Souths mainstays for beautiful photographs are Live Oaks. There are many of these giant tranquil places that remind one of the beauty of the Old South.
While driving along a coastal road early one morning I came upon this beautiful salt marsh with dead Oak trees. There are several lovely images from this series available.
There are several neat beaches in South Carolina where there are old trees and driftwood in the ocean and on the beach. This image was photographed on the North Shore of Hunting Island before Hurricane Mathew changed the coast line.