I've been excited about 4th of July weekend for months now, ever since we made plans to visit one of the most beautiful parts of Georgia with Andy's family. Down in the far southeastern corner of the state, on the Atlantic coast, there is a collection of barrier islands called the Golden Isles. It's absolutely gorgeous there - gorgeous enough to make me willing to forgive and forget the absurd amount of mosquito and bug bites I accrued during our trip! :)
I'm excited to share more pictures, but I've come home to a ridiculously busy week. I decided to start with a smaller batch from Driftwood Beach at Jekyll Island because some of the photos are due tomorrow for my class, so technically they are on my to-do list. But there will be more coming from St. Simon's Island and Cumberland Island eventually.
We had overcast skies and scattered storms for most of the weekend, but the sun did pop out for a little while the day we visited Jekyll Island. The clouds were just starting to clear when we got there, so I didn't use a polarizer at first, and in retrospect I really wish I had. I did use it in photos 1-3, and it captured much richer colors in the sky and water.
In comparison the other photos seemed a little washed out, so I tried to compensate for that with Lightroom edits. I still see a difference even after editing, but I'm happy LR has some handy tools to help with things like this.
If you're curious about Driftwood Beach, you can learn more about it here. It's an amazing and incredibly beautiful place.