Trips: Kiawah 2011

 In March I spent a few days along the coast of South Carolina.  Here are a few images of a magical sunset along the shore.  Several of these have been made with extremely long shutter speeds to capture the waning light.  My favorites are those I call Flying Shadows - images that reveal just barely the shadowy wings of thousands of shore birds that flew above the incoming tide after sunset.

 

Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

After sunset, the ocean glows with the reflected reflection of a clouds on the western horizon. 

After sunset, the ocean glows with the reflected reflection of a clouds on the western horizon. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Sunset on Kiawah Beach 

Sunset on Kiawah Beach. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Thousands of shorebirds fly along the shore creating an etheral feeling of flying shadows. 

Thousands of shorebirds fly along the shore creating an etheral feeling of flying shadows. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

 A few minutes after sunset

 A few minutes after sunset. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

The summation of the wait. 

The summation of the wait. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

The ethereal ghosts of flying shorebirds after sunset. 

The ethereal ghosts of flying shorebirds after sunset. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

The red glow after sunset suggests that tomorrow might be better, at least if you are a sailor! 

The red glow after sunset suggests that tomorrow might be better, at least if you are a sailor! Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.