Staying Open

Copyright 2011 Cynthia P. Hunter

Woke up early this morning to the sound of a new winged visitor singing in the tree in front of my bedroom window. As I peaked out the window to discover the newest song bird, I noticed the fog. Fog! Oh yeah! I love photographing landscapes with fog. It adds a sense of mystery. I thought, get up and grab my camera before the sunrise burn off. But first, I had to locate my winged song bird. As I lifted the window shades, the bird stopped singing. I waited a couple of minutes for the next rendition of the bird’s song and surely it was delivered, but without revealing itself. I took out my iPhone to record the song, suddenly the bird stopped singing again….

With Plan Two in mind, I quickly dressed, grabbed my camera bag and took off in search of clickable scenes in the fog. The fog was not very thick and did not render the scene as I had hoped.

Since it was early morning, I decided to check out a nearby lake, hoping the lake had dense fog. Nope! Plan Three was Not Happening…

Settled into acceptance of not achieving my photographic endeavors, I began to randomly photograph anything that caught my attention. I discovered lots of spider webs and a very long legged spider. Spider webs everywhere. I took a few images of the spider webs among other random subjects.

I’m not a real fan of spider webs. I always seem to walk into them. This particular morning, there were rain droplets on spider webs causing the intricate patterns to glisten.

When I returned home, I discovered the only images worth keeping from my morning photo shoot were the images of the spider webs. Lesson learned, stay open, enjoy the music and embrace the mystery of life. Spider Webs.

Light Moods

Tybee Island Beach in Savannah, GA

After the Storm Copyright 2010 Cynthia P. Hunter

A recent visit to Tybee Island in Savannah, GA was an awesome treat.  A partly cloudy day overcast with shadows created the perfect setting for creating moody light.  The water was marvelous with temperature of at least 80 degrees.

Typically, a photographer is quite cautious with camera equipment on the beach, especially on windy days.  Additionally, the midday light is not usually preferred.  But on this particular afternoon, there was very little wind or bright  sunlight.  A few miles south the clouds were threatening a storm.

In the distance, one could see the dark blue-grey clouds.  The light had a blueish grey cast. Perfect for creating a moody yet threatening sky.

Most beach goers took the hint and packed up their belongings to head for shelter.   I took the opportunity to capture the dramatic color of light in the clouds and on the water.  The brown pelicans that were previously diving for fish suddenly disappeared,  but to the dismay of my party, I lingered in utter joy as I clicked away.

Suddenly, I felt a sharp bite on my leg and observed an army of ants biting and climbing up my legs.  I danced and hopped along the sand screaming in agony while trying to balance my camera equipment and continuing to shoot the fantastic sky and ocean.  I guess I could say I was in a Light Mood.

Tybee Island Gallery