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April 15th Storm at Morris Island

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Postby Rob143 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:14 pm


I have been telling myself for awhile that I was going to get down to Charleston to see Morris Island. I'm very glad to see work is finally going to commence the first week of May, but it did force my hand if I was going to see it before the work. As luck would have it I arrived in the wee hours of Sunday April 15th to less than perfect conditions for photographing the light. The shot I'm posting here is pretty much what that day offered. I did come home with over 2,100 shots over two days. A fair number of them can be attributed to 3fps and 5fps bursts for this guy and his buddies as well as waves hitting the rocks on Folly Beach. I have to sit down some time in the next week or two and go through them better. A quick look through looked like this was about as much of this guy as showed up in any shot. There just aren't a lot of things you can do with this light.

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Postby Grover1 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:19 pm


Rob ... With this post you've caught a mood down there I've never seen ... and a compliant mammal as well ... thanks and look forward to more .
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Postby Biggy » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:41 pm


Nice dolphin, er, Morris Island shot, despite the harsh conditions. LOL
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Postby Hersh » Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:54 am


The dolphin definitely adds a unique element to a scene that looks almost impossible to make unique.
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:00 am


Excellent shot, Rob! I really like that. Morris Island somehow doesn't look quite as sad...........
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Postby Rob143 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:53 pm


What a difference a few minutes can make when the sun finds an opportunity to peek through. The first shot above was at 0848, and the shot below was at 0851.

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This was at 1956 that evening. I never did get a sunset, or sunrise, to speak of. This is a 15 second exposure to flatten out the waves and create an appearance of fog hanging low over the water out by the light.

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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:00 am


I like the first and third ones the best with the choppy water. That first one is really neat with the sun shining on the water--and the dolphin!!! Are those waves in the foreground of #3?
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Postby COTA » Sun May 06, 2007 6:47 pm


Great to see some different shots of Morris! I like the last three best!!!!
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Postby Rob143 » Sun May 06, 2007 7:25 pm


Leah Loar-Mays wrote:I like the first and third ones the best with the choppy water. That first one is really neat with the sun shining on the water--and the dolphin!!! Are those waves in the foreground of #3?


Actually those are rocks on Folly Beach in the foreground.
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Postby ericlighthouse » Mon May 07, 2007 8:28 pm


Cool pictures.
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