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Gallery Ninety-two: Cruising the Inland Passage from Charleston to Jacksonville


A chain of barrier islands line the Southeastern coast of the United States. Separating these islands from the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida is a belt of tidal marshes, four to six miles wide. Amidst these marshlands, and running the length of the coast, are waterways known as the Inland Passage. It is also called the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. For hundreds of years, this natural water highway of inland passage has given smaller boats a protected route, away from the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

I joined 26 other passengers on a small cruise ship known as the “American Glory,”and we sailed along this waterway for a week in the fall of 2014. I boarded in Charleston, South Carolina, and ended my voyage in Jacksonville, Florida. Following a very brief afternoon shoot in Charleston, our ports of call included Beaufort, SC, as well as Savannah, Sapelo Island, Brunswick, St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island in Georgia. After disembarking in Jacksonville, I photographed there for an additional two days.

I made more than 3,000 images under varied lighting conditions and in all kinds of weather. I edited them down to 150 keepers, and display a portfolio of 73 of them in this gallery.

I present this gallery, as usual, in “blog style.” I display an oversized clickable thumbnail image for each photograph, along with a caption explaining how I intended to express my idea. By clicking on that large thumbnail image, you will be able to see the photograph in a much larger size. You can study the details, as well as have an opportunity to leave comments, ask questions, and read any comments that have been left by others. I respond to every comment, and hope you can participate in this dialogue. I welcome your impressions, ideas, and questions.