Straight photography is a skill, there is no doubt about that, but many times it really is simply about being at the right place, at the right time, and having the ability to see the shot before you even lift your camera… This was one of those moments.
I was out on a walk and noticed a palmetto tree in just the right spot. I knew that if I walked far back into White Point Garden, I could align part of the sky directly behind the tree. Basically, by changing your location you can literally move the sky. I then zoomed in with my 200mm and exposed for the sky to create a silhouette… This simple image truly represents how I feel about Charleston living. (and 2000+ people on Facebook agree!)