Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is one of Georgia’s small barrier Islands located South of Savannah. Nestled on the North end of Jekyll Island Georgia is Driftwood Beach. This is an amazing area and a bit surreal when you first see this place in person. We have visited a few times and I have never really gotten the shot I wanted there. The ideal time is Sunrise but you really have to stay on the Island to get that, and that can be pricey. So we opted for day trips in the late afternoon. Our first visit was really weird as ocean fog came rolling in and this virtually made taking any photographs impossible that trip, it was very weird. The next time we actually had a good day, although the harsh sun was not ideal. I decided to mess around with some ND filters to try to get some long exposures.

The shots were not the greatest by any means but as I mentioned the lighting was pretty harsh so I decided to go with Black and white conversion for these two shots. None the less Jekyll is a great place and if you are near the area it is definitely worth a visit. You do have to buy a day pass to get a vehicle onto the island but the charge is minimal.

Jekyll Island II

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Looks like an interesting place to shoot,. Your B&W conversions have muted the harsh light quite well. I especially like the first image.

  2. Mike I love these images. Looks great in B&W and the way the water is swirling in the first image is fantastic.

  3. These are gorgeous B&W shots Mike! Love your work my friend!

  4. very cool Mike, I have heard good things about that area, nicely shot!

  5. Great shots Wiz! I really like the ominous look of the tree in the second shot. B&W is perfect for these.

  6. Well first off the movement and comp of the top image is astoundingly good. Second, I also love this because 5-6 months ago I had never heard of Jekyll Island, and since then I’ve come across multiple references, and this is my first look at the place.

  7. Really nice compositions! Driftwood beach was one of my favourite places when I did a year long trip around North America. Love how you have captured it here.

  8. That’s some bad ass images! Those trees look wicked!

  9. I really enjoy both of those shots. The black and white does a great job with the harsh light you report shooting in, but I think that the composition of the first one suite my eye a little better.

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