Sullivan's Island. Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
These are five random images taken on this serene beach a few weeks ago. As I sat here tonight looking over them I remembered a story from my Navy days... "The Brothers Sullivan." Their namesake unrelated to this island. The story is a powerful image... more than some random photographs.
The story starts..."The five Sullivan brothers enlisted on January 3, 1942 with the stipulation that they serve together..."
The story ends... "The Sullivan brothers were all killed in action during or shortly after the sinking of the light cruiser USS Juneau, the vessel in which they all served, on 13 November 1942 in World War II."
She had never been fishing. She wanted to go for her birthday. She had never held a fishing pole in her hands before. She didn't know how to cast. She didn't know how to retrieve the lure. She didn't know anything about how to do what she wanted to do. Somehow still the same, some fifteen minutes into it all... she hooks up with a 19" brown trout. She beamed. She giggled. She did it all again 4 minutes later with a 15" brook trout. TWO TROPHY TROUT within twenty minutes of starting to fish for the first time in her life. It just is not supposed to happen like that. On this birthday the trout gods smiled down upon her. Allison was happy.
Breach Inlet. Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, USA.
Sunrise fishing as the tides change at the inlet mouth. The manipulation and processing on this image is extreme. Photographs don't all have to be true and realistic as captured. Photographic images can change medium and art form with different tools, processing and presentation techniques. Appreciation varies between the viewers, some more than others.
This is my near daily photography web log. I got interested in photography in high school and have been taking shots ever since. I am still developing techniques and honing my eye. I tend to gravitate toward macro shots, small subjects and low perspective. Have fun digging through the blog and looking at old posts. You will see that I have worked through different processing, framing and display techniques along the way. It's all in an effort to learn something new. All of these photos were taken with minimal equipment and consumer level cameras. You can do any of this with your camera too. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment or ask a question. Let's learn this stuff together.
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