Black and White Driftwood Tree - Sunrise on Driftwood beach at Jekyll island was a spectacular site on the early morning at the beach with this tree in the surf in black and white. The long exposure gives the water this smooth look. Actually the surf was flowing pretty fast to the point our tripod were suck into the sand. We loved this capture with this leafless tree still reaching toward the sky maybe reaching for the moon seen at the top of he image. We have been wanting to come to Jekyll island for some time and love how the driftwood beach had many pieces of dead driftwood just laying around on the beach some were full grown dead trees and some just limbs and other pieces of deadwood. I think the most interesting part was the trees that were dead but were still standing upright and would be pounded daily as the tide would flow in and out yet still managed to stand. We had some interest still in the sky after the tide started going out so we were to able to capture a few more shots before the sun got to bright. What i like was how the wet sand managed to reflect back the tree and clouds. It was a lovely morning except for the midge flies biting. Evidently they don't mind Off! They call this area the Golden Isles barrier island and jekyll is just part of this group of barrier islands in the Alantic coast. We hope that these dead trees can hang on for a long time in this unique beach landscape on Jekyll Island Georgia.
May 22nd, 2020
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