I was standing on a pier looking over into the city of Charleston when tons of birds began flying around. I loved the background of the silhouetted holy city, but the flock of birds was not easily understood in a straight photograph. I decided to get conceptual with the work. I made a bunch of exposures as the birds flew around, then layered and blended them all into one image, aligning the background. Now I think the viewer can experience what I saw in one single image.