CoastalScene

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

CoastalScene

Lowcountry Coastal Photography

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina | On Etsy since 2013

Announcement    This store features fine art photography along the Carolina coast by Charleston artist James Douglas Hall. Prints can be ordered in many sizes and can be produced on acrylic, metal, giclee canvas, archival or metallic paper. Printing is via AdoramaPix.

Announcement

This store features fine art photography along the Carolina coast by Charleston artist James Douglas Hall. Prints can be ordered in many sizes and can be produced on acrylic, metal, giclee canvas, archival or metallic paper. Printing is via AdoramaPix.

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About CoastalScene

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On Etsy since 2013

Living In the Moment from Charleston South Carolina

I wish I could think of something profound to say here, but today I am at a loss, so I will just describe my approach to photography. These images are created with some planning but primarily result from some occasional good instincts about lighting, composition, and color.
Now some would call that bad planning, but I try to live in the moment, so it works for me. On the night of the Super Moon last summer, I had planned to frame the moonlight and shrimp boats on a local creek. While I did have some good results, the most stunning image in my opinion came from the exact opposite direction. On that night, a wonderful thing happened. The moon blasted light into the clouds and was complimented by the city's own artificial glow, making an envelope of color and contrast that reflected it's magic on the water. It was a brief moment, but I was fortunate to notice the phenomena and point the camera in that direction. It's possible that we often do a great deal of sensory censoring when we are too focused on executing a plan, so it's wonderful to just go with what feels right in that moment.

Shop members

  • James Douglas Hall

    Owner, Maker, Photographer, Griller Of Tastiness

    I was given a Zeiss Contax IIIa Rangefinder by a remarkable man named Roland Green for safekeeping. He had no idea what a profound effect that camera would have on my life. I live and work in Charleston SC.

Production partners

  • Printique

    Brooklyn, NY

    Photographs are printed and shipped via Adorama's Printique company.

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Last updated on September 3, 2015
Welcome to CoastalScene. I am a photographer who lives in a small coastal town in South Carolina.

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US Customers: As of September 1, 2015, all shipments within US are free of charge via regular USPS First Class service for purchases over $50. Prints on Kodak Paper usually ship out within 3 days. Expedited service is available for a $15 fee. Acrylic, Metal or Canvas prints will take between one and two weeks to prepare to ship out.

International Customers: Shipping is via USPS International - Prints on Kodak paper ship out within 3 days and will usually arrive in 3 to 4 weeks. Acrylic, Metal or Canvas Prints take one to two weeks to prepare and ship out and are delivered within six weeks.