It was a really grey and dull day here in Charleston, so I decided to have some fun in Photoshop. I have a love/hate relationship with editing and manipulation. I love altering photos, but also find it a bit weird that you can take an awfully boring photo and make it look like some beautiful postcard with a little effort. I picked out a sunset sky from a better day and gave this image some color. Don’t trust photography. It might be a blatant lie.
The Pier on Folly Beach is now closed. They are tearing the Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier down and replacing it with a new solid concrete structure, but it’ll take over 2 years to build. Of course, I had to grab my camera and give her one last visit. I walked on it one last time, then went down to the sand to get this tranquil reflection.
Fall is upon us. I really like fall in the South because it’s still nice out, but not super hot and humid. We visited a corn maze and got some pumpkins to carve. I’m not very good at it, but I usually try to take some weird or conceptual approach to the artistic endeavor.
Sometimes I bring my camera with me, but don’t want to put in any effort, so I don’t. I mean, sometimes I just want to be present and enjoy the beach, not focus on image making. I usually set my camera to aperture priority, pick some settings, then just click and don’t think about it. Later, I look through the images to see if I accidentally made something good. Usually I do.