I think this was my quietest New Year’s in many years! With the business of the Christmas it was kind of nice to catch up on a few things at home. So believe it or not, I spent New Year’s Eve doing the final cleaning at the house. It felt so good to have things back in their rightful place. I had put the hardware up for the curtains in the living room which made a mess on the floor, hence the delay in the cleaning. Most of the house has curtains now which definitely gives it a more finished look.
Anyway, I had decided to spend New Year’s Day at Jekyll Island, snapping away to my heart’s content. I didn’t manage to find any island treasures that I would so love to find but I enjoyed the fairly mild but windy day on the island.
First I went to Darien to see what the shrimp boat setting looked like.
Nothing too exciting going on lighting-wise. Isn’t it amazing what the lighting does for a photo? Here is one I took summer of ’07.
I didn’t get what I wanted so I went back and tried again a few weeks later right after a rain. The clouds had parted enough for the evening sun to come through.
I also figure out that the shots are more appealing from the docks than from the bridge.
Anyway, I didn’t hang around there long and went on to Jekyll.
The island in the distance in the following picture is Cumberland Island. I think some of you maybe have been there before.
Remnants of a shipwreck.
The sea oats are kind of raggedy looking right now. In fact, on the east side of the island there is not much left of them at all.
As I was walking along, I heard a snort and splash and saw a dolphin swim away. The people who go shrimping along this beach get very frustrated with them since they are pests.
Sometime I want to try this shot with adirondack chairs in the distance:
The island has 2 golf courses. Yes, it was really that green on New Years.
and if that wasn’t enough it was full moon a little over a week later. I’ve been trying to get full moon shots on the beach for months now but either it’s raining or there’s something else going on.
The night before:
And all of a sudden, there it was. There was band of clouds which kept it from being visible at first.
Isn’t the moon amazing? I think God was so creative to give us that “extra light”.