Capturing the Sunset: Folly Beach, SC


I was sitting on the couch reading a book, my dad was playing golf game, and my mom was in the kitchen cooking pizza. I had the sudden urge to get up and go catch the sunset on Folly beach. I made my dad go with me.


It was about a ten minute drive and luckily I found a parking spot right next to the path leading to the beach. That rarely happens


The sun was just starting to set and it was getting pretty cold and windy, but I’ll tough anything out for a good picture.


There was a couple hanging in a hammock under the Folly Beach pier. They were adorable and put so much character into my photos.

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If you ever to go Folly Beach, you must go under the Pier and take a photo. It’s tradition.


Luckily I had a zoom on the camera and wasn’t close enough to creep them out.


But seriously. Adorable. (Not sure about those socks though)


I love that beaches still have the old telescopes. It gives the pier a vintage feel, or maybe it’s just the filter.


I nearly burnt my eyeballs taking photos of the sun. I couldn’t see for like an hour after taking photos and I know that can’t be healthy.


The beach was pretty clear, but the silhouettes of the beach walkers made me happy.


You have our standard couple walking the beach, lady and dog, and random man.

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I went up on the Pier to take photos next. Boy was it cold up there!


The view was worth it.


The sound of the waves were so tranquil and therapeutic.


I felt bad for my dad because he wore shorts and by the time we were at the end of the Pier, his legs were numb. We went from freezing to feeling absolutely nothing.


There wer a lot of fisherman out on the pier too.


I’m used to seeing seagulls by the sea, but never black birds. I thought it was kind of Β neat. And then The Beatle’s song got stuck in my head for the rest of the night.


It feels like forever waiting for the sun to set, but once it sets, it goes down faster than the blink of an eye.


It starting getting even colder and so we walked back towards the shore.


More birds flocked towards the Pier. I think they enjoy the sunset as much as I do.


I took the flash off the camera and picked up the natural color of the sky


This is an untouched photo. I just want to jump back into the moment.


Do you think if you lived on the beach, you’d ever get sick of it? I don’t think I could.


My dad took me on the back routes home and we went down stress with all the gorgeous trees. I’m going to go find some more today to take photos of.


Before we left, I took a shot of the moon. I’ve never captured a moon so clear!


  • Brad

    That is beautiful.

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  • Moriis

    You are a phenomenal photographer-the way you capture moments is breathtaking.

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  • Alissa

    These are beautiful, Taralynn…you’ve really captured that feeling of calm and serenity. It is still amazing to me how instantly relaxed I feel near the ocean–I would love to be 10 minutes away from the beach.

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  • Karlye

    Folly is my absolute favorite place. These photos make me so happy!

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  • Elisabeth

    You have a natural talent for photography.

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  • Karli

    This looks like heaven! I have always wanted to move to the carolinas (Michigan winters are not for me) and your photos make me want to even more! By the way, your photography skills are really really good!

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  • Sarah

    I have to tell you I would never ever ever get tired of living on or near the beach. These photos are just gorgeous and making me add South Carolina to my must visit list while we are still living in the Southeast.

    Love seeing you express yourself through your photos. Your passion for the beach and photography is very clear. That couple did add such a fun touch to the photos. And now I will definitely plan to pack a hammock for my trip πŸ™‚ .

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  • Sara

    Beautiful photos! I have always wanted to live near the ocean and a beach.

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  • Helena

    That pic. of the moon is awesome! Perfect.

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  • Michelle

    That moon shot is amazing! Very clear and the colors are amazing!!! I’m still trying to get a good shot on my camera.

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  • Linda @ TheFitty

    For some reason, reading this gave me to urge to play boadgames and take a walk on the beach with you, haha.

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  • Kristin C

    Until I went to college, I lived my entire life at the beach. Folly beach looks incredibly similar to Ocean Isle Beach, Nc (where I grew up). It’s less commercialized and more quaint feeling πŸ™‚
    I never got sick of the beach, but I will say that most people end up taking it for granted. The past few times I went to visit my family, I didn’t even step foot on the beach. It’s sad but true.
    Glad you are enjoying your time with family and the beauty of the beach.
    OIB is only 2-3 hours from Charlotte. You should go visit in the Spring πŸ™‚

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  • Shauna

    Beautiful photographs, what kind of camera do you use?

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    • Angel

      Im also curious! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous.

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