The Calm - Folly Beach at Sunset - Charleston, SC, USA by Dave Allen

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

The Calm - Folly Beach at Sunset - Charleston, SC, USA by 

We were lucky enough to witness this amazing sunset at Folly Beach on our most recent trip to the coastal areas near Charleston, SC. This amazing beach scene had all of the elements a landscape photographer could hope for with a great subject, incredible lighting, leading lines in the sky and water to draw you deeper into the scene, and it’s all topped off by a richly colored sunset sky. I especially like the way a beam of golden evening light perfectly highlights the fine detail of the tree trunks.

I shot this image on the eve of Hurricane Irene as she approached Charleston, and you can see the leading edge of the storm on the horizon. I returned to this location the next morning as the storm hit and it was anything but the peaceful and serene environment pictured here. Hope you enjoy it, comments welcome! ;-)

Dave Allen is an internationally published landscape photographer based in Hendersonville, NC. His work has been featured around the world in fine art galleries, magazines such as Outdoor Photographer and National Geographic, books, calendars, and more. Many of his landscape images are centered around the stunningly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Coastal Carolinas including the Outer Banks and Charleston SC.

View Full Profile


  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 3 years ago

    Just stunning, wonderful shot.

  • thanks Gary!

    – Dave Allen

  • Jennifer Allen
    Jennifer Allenabout 3 years ago

    wonderful image! I love the water and the sky is amazing!

  • Thanks so much Jennifer, it was a spectacular scene!

    – Dave Allen

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieabout 3 years ago

    add country for Mother Natures Finest.

  • done ;-)

    – Dave Allen

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 3 years ago

  • samsalt1
    samsalt1about 3 years ago

    Beautiffully captured and presented !

  • yolanda
    yolandaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful :-)

  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarabout 3 years ago

    A perfect landscape subject. Stunning work Dave.

  • Heather Thorning
    Heather Thorningabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture:))

  • Sylvain Dumas
    Sylvain Dumasabout 3 years ago

    Stunning shot – great work. Hopefully Irene did not do too much damages…

  • Jacinthe Brault
    Jacinthe Braultabout 3 years ago

    This is absolutely beautiful, congratulations!

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait