Friday, April 16, 2010

Photo Tour 3-25-10

This was a windy day and I had to find a boat landing and trip route where we could stay out of the wind and the big water as much as possible. I ended up putting the boat in @  the public landing near Palmetto Bay Marina.   We stayed in Broad Creek and went out as far as Harbor Town and back again for a beautiful (4) hour trip. These are some images that Sherry Winarski sent me from the day.

Pair of Laughing Gulls

 I recently returned to Hilton Head Island....a place that I briefly called home 25 years earlier.  But, this visit would be different.....different because I planned to capture the beauty that I remembered through the lens of my camera.  My memories of the island included huge oak trees with crooked limbs covered with hanging moss; shrimp boats in the distance headed to sea; immaculately manicured entrances to plantations; endless miles of bicycle paths; glistening bodies of water and traffic circles! Of course, there's much much more and I intended to revisit all of it.

Sunset  and Boat wake @ Broad Creek

I photographed sunset at Harbor Town; the old cemetery on highway 278; the marina at Hudson's Seafood Restaurant; sunrise and sunset over the Atlantic just to name a few. 

Pelican lifting off

One evening I picked up an island magazine "100 Things To Do In Hilton Head" and was thrilled to read about Eric Horan's Wildlife Safari! I am a self-professed "workshop junkie" so I immediately dialed Eric.  Eric promptly returned my call and described the safari to me and of course my only question was "when are you going next"?  Photographing wildlife was a new experience for me.

Oyster Catchers - Broad Creek

Photographing fast moving wildlife from a bobbing boat was new for me....but, I had a blast! Eric was very knowledgeable and helpful regarding technique for the situation. Also, his knowledge of the Hilton Head and Low Country wildlife and eco system was fascinating.

Brown Pelican @ Harbor Town

Bottlenose Dolphin saying Hi!

He has spent so much time in the area watching and studying the various species that he knew exactly what their next move would be! I am very pleased with my photos from the safari and can't wait to safari with Eric again.  What an unexpected pleasure for my return to Hilton Head.- Sherrie Winarski

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sherrie -
    Great shot of the laughing gulls and that dolphin saying 'hi' makes me smile! What a thrill to see one of those so close and on their level! I think Eric pays them to magically appear ;-)