Tom Buckard  


September 2023 - DRIFTWOOD BEACH

About the Image(s)

This image was taken at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia where hundreds of dead trees were intermingled to create a very unusual surreal area. Months later Hurricane Irma decimated the beach front and very little of Driftwood Beach remains. If you are thinking of visiting it is still worth it! This is a nine image HDR and was shot at day break with a Nikon D800 at F/22, ISO 200, and Focal length 28mm.

9 comments posted

Donald Darling Jr
Tom - Outstanding! Love the colors, the sun and the driftwood. I'd be tempted to crop up a little since the sand in the bottom of the frame isn't of much interest. The clouds are great.   Posted: 09/03/2023 20:00:01

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Lovely composition, colors and clarity! Nicely done. I like Donald's suggestion about cropping out some of the bottom.   Posted: 09/05/2023 10:53:18

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Don and Lloyd, what do you think of this? Removed some of the lower beach area while still trying not to cut the image in half with the horizon.   Posted: 09/09/2023 16:37:16
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Donald Darling Jr
Yes, this makes the driftwood and sky more dramatic. I expect this would make a very nice print! Good work!   Posted: 09/17/2023 16:26:20

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Love the colors and think the removal of some of the bottom is a huge plus   Posted: 09/15/2023 15:40:15

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Thanks Bev, That's why DDG is so good. People see things others (Me) miss.   Posted: 09/15/2023 16:14:17

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
(Groups 38 & 91)
Hi Tom! Incredible shot. The colors are just gorgeous. I love that beach but I never came away with anything close to this. I love your edit because it brings my eye into the tree and into the ocean and into the orange ball on fire. Wouldn't change a thing.   Posted: 09/21/2023 20:27:09

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Thank you for your comments Marge. This was taken before Hurricane Irma and Driftwood Beach had hundreds and hundreds of this downed trees for about a mile. The storm really tore it apart but it is still beautiful. My wife and I scoped out where we wanted to shoot the day before, then we got up at 5am and got there in the dark and felt lost. Very surreal! Lot of great images though.   Posted: 09/22/2023 17:36:35
Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Marge, take a look at DDG-44 Oct of 22. Another Driftwood Beach. This was real!   Posted: 09/24/2023 07:12:04


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