I had never been to Charleston, so that was a draw. But the push Margo and Arnie gave me in the Outerbanks, even though I struggled mightily during that week, drew me to doing another session. This time they had a two day Lightroom instruction before the field workshop. Great idea although I confess I still think the downloading, filing system is unnecessarily cumbersome.
Yes, I learned a lot. But mostly I felt frustrated with the Lightroom sessions. However, the actual field workshop was challenging, but not the struggle of the one in the Outer Banks. I think I felt more relaxed which meant I was able to work better. It was challenging and challenging is good. Struggling is frustrating.
I am including some of the photos I took during the workshop in March, plus some views I took later. Chris had to leave early for a conference but I stayed to spend a little more time exploring Charleston, to take part in their March for Our Lives as I would have missed it in California had I traveled right after the workshop. And it was time to play tourist for a bit.
|After dinner in Charleston. A grab shot, no tripod, but loved the reflections and uneven surfaces of the sidewalk.|
|An assignment was a sensual photo inside one of the gardens using the statuary. This was my photo of a boy sitting.|
|Early morning shooting. On the opposite side of the street were the wonderful pastel colored houses of "Rainbow Row." Everyone did photograph those, but here they are looking out over the water.|
|Evening beach scene|
|Morning at Magnolia Cemetery|
|Loved this reflection|
|Early morning shadows and wrought iron on a balcony. Charleston is known for the|
|Here and below are more reflections|
|Audubon Gardens. Nice swamp area with lots of wildlife, here and below. The egret caught not one but two fish in one attack.|
|Not one but two fish in a single catch.|
|Slow shutter speed at sunset|
|Members of the group at Folly Beach....Below, "phantom at the seashore"|
|Spanish moss at the Magnolia cemetery|