I’m not sure I can think of a more ‘opposite’ image from the last three weeks, than this week’s image.  From the city to the beach, from the edge of chaos to serenity.

Late last August Holly and I took a trip to Tybee Island, basically because I had hotel points that I’d lose if we didn’t start using some, and because we wanted a little getaway (I don’t know about you, but I could go for another getaway right about now!).  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I just never got around to sharing images from that trip until now.  As we’re living through the dead of winter, I thought it’d be a nice distraction to do a little traveling and day dreaming. 🙂

The last time our family went to Tybee Island, I spotted these swings along the beach.  I was struck by how inviting they looked, but I just never managed to catch one in the right light (and that didn’t have a person sitting in it!).  On this visit, however, I made it a point to work at it, and finally found a composition that I liked with good lighting.  I’ve never been one to be a lighthouse fanatic, but they do serve to help tell the story of the beach or ocean (especially in a scene like this where you don’t see the water), and I really liked the personality that the lighthouse in the distance gave this scene.  Don’t you just want to have a seat for a while and stare out at the ocean?

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

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Tybee Island Lighthouse
33 Meddin Drive, C/O Box 821 Ann Carroll, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA

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