Nature Photography Fort Pulaski National Monument:

This past Spring I had the honor of exhibiting my nature photography of Fort Pulaski National Monument, or rather all of Cockspur Island. The images were made mostly around sunrise or the last few hours before as well as during sunset between April and June of 2013. I visited almost everyday sometimes twice a day. On occasion I would spend as many as five hours a day chasing light, getting to know the grazing habits of the deer, the more hidden coyote and getting to know the many looks of the island itself.

Visiting everyday allowed me the opportunity to see so many variations of tides, weather and unique circumstances, like the supermoon at dawn as seen in the second image. I continue to visit, and of course, the island continues to change. Many of these photos could not be made again in part or whole. It gives me a great respect for this beautiful place I call home.

Some of the images from the exhibit are below. Six by six inch and eight by twelve inch prints are available for purchase for $45. A limited number of signed and numbered framed prints are also available for purchase for $350. A portion of all sales go to Fort Pulaski National Monument.

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The Johnson family chose a morning session where there was a slight chill when we arrived in the parking lot, but the sun warmed everyone quickly when we arrived at the ocean’s edge. I always love when the adults are willing to not take themselves seriously and just focus on making the little ones laugh. This session was gifted with beautiful light, a practically empty beach, many joyful moments and some reflective ones too. My favorite type of session. Nothing I love more than returning home with sand and waterlogged shoes. My deepest thanks to you all for being casual and allowing me the honor of sharing a morning on Tybee Island with your family.

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As a Tybee Island photographer, I have to admit when I arrived at the Mikell’s beach house for their morning session I thought they might be dressed a little too nice to be willing to play freely as many of my families tend to do. Was I ever wrong. This crew ended up being truly carefree and  playful. What an energizing way to start your day by taking a dip in the ocean as these guys enjoy a beautiful, secluded stretch of beach on Tybee’s north shore. Thank you all so much for proving me wrong and I look forward to the next time you guys visit Tybee.

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