Monday, June 8, 2015

Botany Bay

Tree have always intrigued me and have been the subject of many of my photographs.  Recently we travel up to South Carolina to the coastal area and photographed the mysterious trees of Botany Bay on Boneyard Beach.  These are the remains of old oak trees that stand out in the Atlantic Ocean.  It is a strange sight to see these old dead trees surrounded by salt water and standing up to ocean waves that crash around their trunks.  I am not sure how they became stranded out in the ocean but I am assuming that a strong hurricane must have washed away the land on which they stood and left them stranded in the water.  Slowly time is eroding them and many of their remains and scattered along the shore.  I made this image with a -10 ND filter to smooth out the water and create an ethereal look to the scene.


  1. Been a while since I visited your site. Those trees are amazing. Love your b&w work. If only had your talent. I try but fall short, but I get up and keep on trying. Thanks again for sharing your work.

  2. Leonard thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am sure you have some great and wonderful images along the way in your travels. John