An antique map showing Georgia's coastline and the four barrier islands that are called "the Golden Isles of Georgia. St. Simon's, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Little Simon's make up the Sea Islands. Georgia's 100 mile coastline has numerous barrier islands, many of which haven't been swallowed up by developers. Few islands are left on the coast that have wide beautiful unspoiled beaches laden with seashells and sand dunes whose tops are golden with sea oats. For more on Georgia's barrier islands, go here.
Signs at the South end of Tybee Island, near Savannah, Georgia, warning swimmers of submerged metal ruins of jetties or groynes built to stop beach erosion. For more information on Tybee Island, go here.
The 1200 miles stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway extends from Norfolk, Virginia to Key West, Florida. Along the way, there are bays protected by barrier islands, man made canals, estuaries and natural river channels. Many live-aboard boaters annually migrate South for the winter months.
Shrimpers traverse the ICW to shrimp in the oceans and often stay out for weeks when the shrimp are plentiful. This boat was heading back to dock near Thunderbolt, Georgia.
Originally a family cemetery on a large plantation, Bonaventure Cemetery's most recent fame comes from the book and movie, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" written by John Berendt and from Jack Leigh's photograph of the bird girl which graced the cover of the book. Large oaks festooned with Spanish moss and it's location overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway make Bonaventure one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the United States.
Photo of a seagull perched on a piling in Moon River near Savannah, Georgia. Moon River, formerly Backriver, was renamed in memory of Johnny Mercer who lived on Burnside Island and wrote the very famous "Moon River" song.
This photo was created using a technique called slide sandwiching, a once time-consuming task, but now can be done in much less time using Adobe Photoshop's image editing software. Tony Sweet, at Better Photo teaches a Fine Art Photography Class which has a great lesson on this technique. Check it out!
Wormsloe is located on Isle of Hope, near the city of Savannah and was the home to Noble Jones, a great friend and aid to James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia in 1733. Entirely built of tabby, a concrete made from a mixture of oyster shells, sand and lime, Wormsloe is now in ruins, but is part of the Georgia State Parks system and has a museum and activities concerning life in the young Georgia colony. For more information on Wormsloe, go here- Wormsloe Plantation.
Using a Lensbaby attachment for my Canon 5D, I shot a series of photographs around the South Harbor neighborhood marina, converted them into black and white photos and created a poster using Adobe Photoshop CS2.
The ghost crab's name comes from its ability to disappear before one's eyes as it quickly blends into the sand. They can run up to 10 mph. The ghost crab's periscope eyes enable it to see 360 degrees which protects it from its predators. While they burrow in the daytime, they return to the sea at night to was water over their gills for oxygen.
My ghost crab was photographed at Wassaw Island, Georgia. Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge and in only accessible by boat. For more information on Wassaw, visit SherpaGuides or Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge. More on the ghost crab, visit enature.