There are many spots on Daufuskie Island to channel your inner photographer and produce professional shots.
Never leave your phone behind, while you discover the Island. There is so much beauty to behold and many memories to capture. Here are just a few of our favorite spots.
1. At the southern end of the island, there’s a treasure waiting to be discovered — the county dock.
While it may not catch your eye at first, this unassuming location offers a priceless opportunity. You can witness the most breathtaking sunsets you’ll ever see. When the sun starts to wind down at the end of the day, it paints Daufuskie in a warm glow of gold that you won’t want to miss. Capturing the magic of a Daufuskie sunset can be challenging, but the county dock is the perfect spot to snap a stunning photo.
2. Melrose Beach offers stunningly beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Photographers can capture its tranquil atmosphere, with plenty of room for a wide landscape shot. Look for shells, horseshoe crabs and dolphins for nature shots. And don’t forget to include a rare view of Hilton Head’s South Beach across the water.
3. The road that runs parallel to Melrose Beach is the Avenue of Oaks.
If you are looking for a great pic, you simply cannot miss driving down the picturesque road. While the entire road is stunning, there is a certain stretch that takes our breath away every time. As you drive from the roundabout towards the Melrose rookery, you will be mesmerized by the incredible live oak trees that line the road. The cute and colorful cottages make for a fun compostion. Trust us when we say that no filter is necessary when capturing the natural beauty of Avenue of Oaks.
4. The Mary Field Cemetery holds an important place in the Island’s history, as it was the final resting place of many of its earliest inhabitants.
It is situated near the water and offers visitors a unique view of the surrounding area. The cemetery also contains some of the oldest graves on the island, dating back to the late 19th century. It is marked by several distinctive features, including its rows of large oak trees, which provide shade and a peaceful atmosphere. Mary Field cemetery is a place where you can combine solitude and a human connection to the past.
5. The Silver Dew Winery innately portrays an air of mystery.
There is no need to stage your Silver Dew photo by using props like smoke bombs to enhance its beautifully eerie atmosphere. Feel free to play with the natural lighting to create the perfect eerie photograph. Directional or low-level lighting add shadows will help to give your image a haunting feel.
Photographers of any skill level will find Daufuskie Island as an idyllic setting to capture beautiful images of untouched landscapes and a laid-back aura. But don’t just trust us. Get out there for yourself and find your perfect shot!