Forsyth Fountain in the Morning
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of walking around the Historic District at sunrise. Walking around Savannah is always an activity worth pursuing, but when dark turns to light it is especially satisfying. Savannah’s spirits come out to play in the darkness of its streets. Watching the light infilitrate those very streets, watching the night turn to day creates an experience that awakens you…on the inside.
After the sun had been above the horizon for some time my feet had led me to Forsyth Fountain. The Fountain in Forsyth has been the subject of countless photographs. It is always a challenge to get a photo like nobody else’s. Is this photograph unique? Not really. I do like the symmetry of this composition. I decided to put this photograph out as it was taken from almost the same place as this photograph of Forsyth Park I took at night. I got good news that the photo at the end of the link is going to be used on the cover of a novel. I will share details when it is finalized.
If you find yourself in Savannah make sure to get out of bed before the world becomes familiar, before the light fills the streets. Make your way to Forsyth Park and take a photo of the Fountain. There are few things that symbolize Savannah more than this fountain.
Turn the lights down low at the Ballastone Inn
Being a commercial photographer in Savannah is a great gig to have. There are soo many wonderful businesses to work with here in Savannah. On top of that, everything here is beautiful!
Over the past ten days I have spent a number of evenings photographing the Ballastone Inn here in Savannah. The Ballastone Inn is located on Oglethorpe Avenue and is gorgeous! When it comes to Bed and Breakfasts the Ballastone is world-class. The attention to detail inside of the Ballastone is second to none. Just being inside of the Ballastone made me feel much more important that I actually am! Haha…
Below are a few of the photographs I have taken on behalf of the Ballastone. These photographs were taken with an emphasis on their turn-down service, hence the darker and more luxurious mood in the photos. A normal general purpose room photograph would not be this dark. I really enjoyed working in such a beautiful bed and breakfast. I also met a few really nice people in the process…score!
A few weeks back I went out to photograph the sunrise in Savannah Georgia. Well, the sun did come up, but I didn’t photograph it. It was behind enough clouds to ruin my morning. Damn clouds…why are you never around when I need you?
If you are looking for a great sunrise photograph in Savannah Georgia, head over the Talmadge Bridge to Hutchinson Island. From this angle you will be able to photograph the sunrise coming up over Savannah…some of the year. Despite popular belief..or just ignorance, the sun does not rise from the same direction year-round. It changes every day and throughout the course of a year, the degree at which the sun comes up can change greatly! Check it out, go get your science on…
Anyways, I didn’t get a great photograph of the actual sunrise, but I was able to grab some cool photographs none-the-less. This photograph was taken from the same location as this photograph of River Street at sunset.
Okay, so Savannah is known for many things, but did you know that many ‘paranormal experts’ consider Savannah the most haunted city in America? Well, they do! During my time in Savannah, I must admit I have never been slimed, I have never had glasses thrown at me…and I have never had the pleasure of a spirit whispering my name into my ear while walking alone on the historic streets of Savannah at night. Maybe they just don’t like me that much…eh, whatever. Ha. Maybe I need to take more Ghost Tours.
Many resourceful citizens of Savannah have capitalized on the paranormal claims and built pretty successful businesses, all in the name of seeking someone’s great great grandfather in the buildings and streets of Savannah. I was walking along one night and came across the window below. I don’t know what to say about it other than it caught my eye. Weird? Yes. Expected? Somewhat.
Next time you are in Savannah make sure to leave some time for some paranormal exploration such as a ghost tour. In all seriousness, it is very interesting and well-worth the time. If for no other reason, you will learn much about the history of Savannah.
Photographing the sunset at Pinckney Wildlife Refuge
About a month back I spent some time at the Pinckney Wildlife Refuge photographing the sunset and other assorted beauty. You may remember this photograph of the sun setting at Pinckney from earlier in this evening. This particular photo was taken not too long after that one was taken, but you can see what a big difference just a small amount of time can make. Gone are the blue hues and most of the clouds.
Pinckney Island is a pretty cool place to spend a few hours with a camera. When I went I was only able to see a small portion of the island but I have been told by regulars and natives to Hilton Head that there is much more to be seen than I did. So, I will probably plan another trip back to see what I missed. There is a trail that goes on for a few miles into the island. I may try to take a bike and help ensure that I get to see more of what Pinckney Island has to offer.