One of the regular highlights of the SIPC is our “Featured Photographer” wall. This collaboration with the Art Guild has been underway for about two years. The impetus behind it is to showcase different photographers throughout the year and to provide residents and guests of Seabrook an opportunity to view the amazing talents of their fellow Seabrooker’s.
The Featured Photographer hangs their photos at the Lake House and the subject matter is up to the discretion of the photographer. We have seen a wide array of photos taken from such places as our beloved Seabrook to Africa to the Galapagos Islands. The location of the Featured Photographer Wall is at the little alcove near the restrooms.
The goal of the Featured Photographer program is to encourage SIPC photographers to share their creative talents in a relaxed and comfortable forum for others to enjoy.
Members may contact Marty Cline to arrange a time slot to showcase their photos as the Featured Photographer
Ed Konrad – March/April 2018 Featured Photographer
Ed began photography 9 years ago when his wife, Aija, began birding. They quickly learned that combining photography and birding interests is a wonderful way to explore new places, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Ed and Aija have since traveled throughout the US and worldwide in pursuit of their mutual hobby.
Ed says he has learned to be patient in composing photos through the lens, taking time to find and watch the many fascinating bird behaviors. And by simply looking around them when searching for birds, they find a variety of other interesting subjects to photograph. In Ed’s Lake House display, he focuses on this variety: scenery from their worldwide travels, and old barns which have become fun to find and photograph throughout the southeast.
And of course, the birds. In Ed’s display, he’s included some of his favorite Seabrook Island subjects. The endangered and threatened Piping Plover and Red Knot are treasures for all Seabrookers to protect. Ed has photographed the banded U5 Oystercatcher for several years, and he says it’s like an old friend. The Reddish Egret is majestic on North Beach when it arrives in the summer. Least Tern courting behavior of presenting fish is a hoot to observe.
Aija and Ed spend their time between their Seabrook villa and home in Atlanta, as well as lots of time on the road traveling. They are members of Seabrook Island Birders, and Ed is on the SIB Executive Committee. You’ll often see them on North Beach, Aija with binoculars and spotting scope, Ed with long lens camera. Stop by and say hi, and talk birds and photography!
Contact info: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 678-362-7068
Flickr bird photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/edkon/