As you may or may not know I like to rise early to make sure I get out there to see the sunrise. You only get about 30,000 in a lifetime and every one is different. Getting up early to see the show is something most people pass on everyday and it's free. Recently I was on a photo shoot in South Carolina and was joined later in the week by family for some time on the beach. I asked Ben, my grandson if he liked getting up early to see the sunrise. To my surprise he said he was not sure, so after a little discussion he agreed to get up early the next morning to better understand what I was talking about. That next morning Ben along with my son-in-law Justin both joined me for a walk on the beach for a great sunrise. As usual it was like none I had seen before. There was a strong layer of clouds just above the horizon so the sun came up and then quickly disappeared again. Then once again clearing the clouds came up again. We laughed and I told Ben he got to see the sun come up twice in one day which does not happen often. As we looked around there were hundreds of people up watching the sunrise. Kind of proves the point that each morning is special as all these people were on vacation and up early to see the magic. That week while in the Charleston, South Carolina area was filled with special sunrises and sunsets. It was a great time and a great place to photograph. Having been there before I knew great places to shoot and like always discovered more along the way. I have included a few images from the area. If you have never been to the Charleston area it is one you need to include on you places to see. So much history and unique architecture along with the beach and great places to eat.
Just a quick reminder that there are two spots left for the Colorado Fall Color Workshop I will be leading. It will be one you will not want to miss. The color that time of year in the Rocky and San Juan Mountains is unbelievable. If you have never been there the last week of September come on "Let's Go!" You can find more information on the workshop by going to my web site http://www.tonysmalloriginals.com and clicking on Workshops at the top of the page.
Here are a couple more images from the Charleston area. Great sunrises as all were unique each and every day I was shooting.
Charleston is full of unique homes with so much history. Plan a trip to the area you will be glad you did. Great atmosphere, food and always a fun time.
Look forward to the next blog and sharing ideas on places to go and what to see! Until then get up early and enjoy those beautiful sunrises! You will be glad you did.