Saturday, October 10, 2009

My stay in the historic district of Beaufort, SC produced nearly 400 photographs. Two days of autumn-like temperatures and clear, sunny skies were perfect for walking the web of tree-lined streets of this picturesque point that empties out onto the river.

A week later I returned to meet with M Designs, the store that will carry my photo encaustics, and they chose several images from my edited selection of 25 photographs that I felt would be a good match for their extradordinary Bay Street store.

Here are a couple of the images they chose. This will be just part of the collection coming to M in late October 2009!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Heading (a little) Northward!

Next week I'll be heading north to Beaufort, South Carolina for two days of photography in and around that beautiful, historic city.

Outfitted with my new camera and lenses, and a reservation at a bed and breakfast inn right in the middle of if all (a cool place to rest, regroup and review my photographs) I'm hoping to capture some appealing images to turn into photo encaustics.

These will be on sale at M Designs in the heart of downtown Beaufort later in October.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


After months of waiting I finally made the trip to my local big box store to purchase a new camera yesterday! Armed with15.1 megapixels of Canon technical fabulosity at my fingertips I made my way to one of my favorite places on earth early this morning...Bluff Drive, Isle of Hope.

At 7:30 a.m., where paradise meets southern sweetness, I snapped off a few shots of early morning coastal light.

I have a million things to learning about this new piece of equipment. For now I'm concentrating on getting the basics right and hoping the rest will come with time and familiarity...and a few more trips through the manual.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Expanding my horizons

Ihave a new client in Beaufort, SC. M Designs will begin carrying my encaustics as soon as I can schedule 2-3 days of shooting and they make their photo selections. I am planning larger-scaled pieces for this Bay Street store that features exquisite Lowcountry furnishings and accessories.

I spent an afternoon and evening on the east side of the historic district doing a little scouting.

Here are some preliminary shots. Please contact me for more information about when my work will be appearing at M Designs.

Stay-Cationing on the Georgia Coast

I finally persuaded my husband to take a few days away from work, so we made some photographic and fun jaunts around the coast, enjoying the sunshine and gradually cooling weather.

We drove just a few minutes up the road to Fort Pulaski, an always stunning site on the Savannah River as it opens to the sea. The battlescarred fortress is a poignant witness finally at peace along the moats and marshes.

A day trip to Jekyll Island provided a look back in time to the riches of the gilded age as it flourished and then sputtered on this tiny, once private island. The US Parks system is gradually restoring the individual homes and opening each for interesting tours. Of course, I am drawn to the yet-to-be-restored species; their weathered patina and crumbling edges catch my eye. I hope to return to Jekyll for the holidays.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Sunday Walk

Today the weather was perfect for a walk in downtown Savannah. Trailing a swarm of mosquitos, I wandered into the edge of the Victorian district and took some images enlived with the boldest of summer colors.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Miley Cyrus Finishes "The Last Song"

Across the marsh on Tybee Island things have been buzzing all summer as Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston have been around to film the Disney Film "The Last Song." As far as the locals know, filming wrapped this week, so I took the opportunity to shoot the little church that was built especially for the movie.

It's named "The Tybee Island Baptist Church" and was constructed, burned, shot, rebuilt and repainted and then shot again all in the period of a few weeks. It will be taken down shortly and this small lot will be restored to it's former empty, peaceful existence.

Here are some exterior and interior pictures taken last Saturday before the final filming on Tuesday 8/11, when more than 100 extras showed up for a fun-filled day of filming!