One Shot: Aerial Myrtle Beach

I think a cardinal rule of photography is that to make interesting images, you often need to find an unusual point of view on your subject. Sometimes that means getting down low, or zooming in close, or using a lens or focal length that causes distortion. And sometimes it means hopping into a helicopter and snapping shots you couldn’t get otherwise. This shot might not be great, but I do think it’s an interesting and different view of the subject: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Technical: Canon 7D with Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 @ f/4.0 and 1/2000s, ISO 200. Processed with Adobe Lightroom.

I’ve always believed that the mark of a successful travel photo is that it makes the viewer want to visit that spot. One Shot posts are meant for that purpose: to share a single photo that I think captures a location nicely, and is worth lingering over for a moment. I hope you agree!

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