For me, photographing landscapes is therapeutic. It gives me a small window of time to escape the hustle and bustle of this life and experience freedom; freedom to be one with the world and appreciate all the beauty and wonder it has to offer. It reminds me of how small I am and how precious life is. Sometimes I can't believe how blessed I am to live in a place where this much splendor is right at my back door. There is an innate need in me to capture these things and share them with others who may need a little reminder that life is beautiful and fleeting. We all need to take a little more time to pause and appreciate what we have right in front of us every day. We just have to slow down long enough to see it.
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shores,
There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar.
I love not Man the less, but Nature more."
Lemon Tree in the Snow, a rare sight in South Carolina
Hunting Island landscape
Hunting Island landscape. Sun rays at dusk.
Angel Oak in Yemassee, South Carolina
Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Old Sheldon Church ruins, Yemassee, South Carolina
Sunrise on Hunting Island, South Carolina
South Carolina flag on the side of the road in the Ace Basin, South Carolina
Harvest moon and hay bales in South Carolina
Dusk on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina