Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 13.

This photo was taken in Charleston, SC.

It was a windy day, and the air had that warm energy that it suddenly gets right before a storm, as if it senses that at any moment the clouds will unleash their scattered weapons against it;
 and it must be prepared.
All throughout Waterfront Park, people were scurrying--heads down, collars up, shielding the wind from their watery eyes. They followed familiar paths home. 
Home-where they could lift their heads, draw off their coats, and rest in a window seat until the storm passed.
But in the midst of blurred khaki trench coats stood this couple, completely motionless except for the slight sway of the dock upon which they stood. Staring out into the choppy waters, embracing one another, it was as if they were in an alternate time and place- one that was not on the brink of a tempest.
Not wanting to disturb their moment, I snapped a photo from afar.

To me, this image will always be a true picture of "the calm before the storm."

PS I couldn't decide which was better- color or B&W. What do you think??

See ya tomorrow!


  1. i think the color picture is better. the colors are too good to not enjoy. the b/w is good, but i like the color better. i think the deck stands out more.

  2. I agree with Mitch.