Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunrise at Botany Bay

Botany Bay Plantation WMA, Edisto Island, SC  © Doug Hickok

A short hike to the boneyard beach at Botany Bay takes you to an almost surreal place, one of a slowly dying sea island forest. Countless years of relentless tides and damaging storms have eroded so much of the protective beachfront that the woodlands are being inundated by the encroaching sea. Yet, the tangle of dead wood and the haunting shapes of stranded trees make for fascinating photography. And, if Long John Silver ever needed an adventuresome place to bury his pieces of eight, or if Salvador Dali ever wanted fresh material for his phantasmagorical landscapes, then the boneyard beach at Botany Bay would be the ideal spot.


  1. magnifiques couleurs dans cette photo.

  2. I like this one. Sunset and colors are magnificent.

  3. Expressive drawing branches / silhouettes and magical colors of the sunset
    Great work

  4. Beautiful Photo. I added your link to my DiscoverEdisto facebook page.

  5. Oh my!

    I was just reading "A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful" by Edmund Burke (I know insufferably long title!) But I have a point. I think Burke's idea of the beautiful and sublime is dated, which might be explained by the fact that it was published in the late 1700s. But, even then, I'm sure he was exposed to a painting of a great sunrise, so why the man says that paintings/pictures can not provoke the emotion that poetry is capable of, it's beyond my understanding. Or maybe it is just that he never so this image. Wow!

  6. Is there a limit for beauty?
    Great photos!!

  7. Oh that's quite stunning Doug :-)


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