For a while now I’ve been talking to people about one of my favorite places to photograph in the Lowcountry, Fish Haul Creek, and have been saddened by their reaction. Many people hear that it is great for bird photography, but when they’ve gone they’ve had terrible luck with it. The first couple of times I went, I had some difficulties too, but it is a fantastic place for photography. It has some difficulties though, and you have to understand its timing, species, and topography to have the best chances of success. So I decided to write an eBook to convey what I’ve learned and help others have some great experiences photographing here. Today I set out to take some photos that I needed of the various locations within the Fish Haul Creek area. I got a bit caught up at the sunset and started doing a little bit of landscape photography. In particular I tried for a type of photograph around sunset with a dimly lit foreground. It requires an HDR (high dynamic range) technique. Now I don’t want an HDR photo that looks artificial. There’s nothing wrong with these shots, but they are not what I want to convey about the world. Instead I’m trying for an HDR shot that doesn’t really look like an HDR photo. I’m not there yet, but with each attempt I’m getting closer.