Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sea Oat Sunrise

Sunrise, Folly Beach, South Carolina  © Doug Hickok


As a summer sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean, sea oats wave in the breeze, providing a frame for the fiery orb. All along the coast, where there are barrier islands, these grasses grow in colonies, and flourish when undisturbed by humans. They are crucial to the stabilization of sand dunes, especially in the face of powerfully eroding tropical storms and hurricanes. By July and August, 
sea oats are in full display,
showing their heads of gold.


24 comments:

  1. Oats are pretty rare in England.
    But we do have tons of wheat fields, especially in the West Country (SW England).
    Crop circles can be easily found around Stonehenge area in Wiltshire.
    I saw some last year! :^)

    Of course, I also met ETs.
    They asked me to send their regards to you. :o)

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  2. this beautiful shot makes me hungry for breakfast.

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  3. Великолепная фотография! Мне нравится мягкость цветов!

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  4. Wow, beautiful photo! The sunrise is awesome! I have never seen Sea Oats before :)
    Have a nice day!

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  5. Wonderful shot. I have to say I honestly never equated oats and the ocean before.

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  6. brilliant dof, so sharp and clear, but with a very attractive bokeh for the rest! a wonderful motif, too!
    (as to today's snails - you got that absolutely right! i had to hurry like crazy to catch them ... ;-))

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  7. Folly beach? That's a name! Great picture, and I notoriously hate sunsets!

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  8. Well framed, nothing blown iut but the disk of the sun itself, and I like the double reflection.

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  9. Really gorgeous photo. The color, and that one lone curl against the sun - great!

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  10. so lovely. beautifully composed

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  11. I really like the clarity of the wheat against the sunrise. Great colour also. Nice one Doug.

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  12. wonderful image, atmo, color ...

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  13. Wonderful shot Doug--perfect in composition and color, it creates an incredible feeling of optimism.

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  14. The end of the day and the ripened grain impart a great harvest feeling to a magnificent shot.

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  15. now this is just gorgeous.. the slight dof you captured here looks great.. :)

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  16. fascinating and romantic interpretation of sunset, compliments

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