Categories: South Carolina Travel Photos
Tags: landscape, murrells inlet, south carolina, travel photography
Today was a bit of a rough day. It started out with heavy rain, so heavy I couldn’t see my next door neighbor’s house just eighty feet away. Then came the severe lightning with thunder so loud it rattled the windows. Finally came the hail about the size of my thumb. But the last thing I ever expected was a brilliant, warm, beautiful sunset like the one I captured after the storm had passed.
About 6:30PM I walked through the house for a glass of water. This time of year my front door aligns perfectly with the setting sun. I walked across a brilliant beam of light pouring through the window in my front door and then stopped. At first I had not noticed the light. I took a step back and marveled at the brilliant light coming through the door.
When I stepped outside I felt like I was in the eye of a hurricane. A circular wall of clouds had just slipped over the sun exposing a clear, deep blue sky beyond. I’ve have become accustomed to these sorts of events so it only took me five minutes to grab my gear and get out the door. Fifteen minutes later I made it to the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet.
Only a few people who meandered out to the Marshwalk after the heavy rain throughout the door. I captured a few photos but bracketing 7 shots for an HDR like this doesn’t allow for movement. I mostly waited for people to move on about their business before shooting my photos. But everyone I met had the same reaction: thrill at watching me capture an amazing sunset.
About Jason Barnette
Jason Barnette is an internationally published travel photographer based in Myrtle Beach, SC. From here, Jason explores the Southeastern United States shooting photos of the travel industry, tourism, and beautiful landscapes. His photos focus on telling the story of a destination from beginning to end throughout all four seasons, highlighting landscapes, people, food, lodging, and entertainment. Through this blog, Jason publishes his best photos from specific assignments, travel destinations, parks, and projects.