Description In this seascape panorama, the beach on the north side of the Indian River Inlet is deserted on a dark and stormy day. A totally empty beach at the IRI is not often seen. The Delaware Seashore State Park attracts hundreds of thousands of vacationers a year and they come to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean, the beach and the Indian River Bridge all year 'round. Swimming might be out during the cold season but there are other activities to enjoy along the Delaware coast. This photo, captured by Bill Swartwout Photography, shows the beach just to the north of the north jetty (in the foreground). The north stanchions of the George W. Cullen Bridge, (Indian River Inlet Bridge) are on the left, carrying traffic along US Route 1 north and south over the inlet and through the State Park.
Bill Swartwout, Bethany-Fenwick Area, DE Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement Welcome to my home on the Web. Photography has been a part of me for more than half a century. I grew up in a small family that moved around the country a lot. I did wedding photography and aerial photography to work my way through college. Thus, my affinity for travel, pictures and adventure.
Mother Nature is my favorite artist. I endeavor to share some of her creations in my landscape and seascape photographs.
Today, our business involves travel - and we do like to travel. I have been accumulating imagery of places we have been and am selecting some of the more interesting shots to illustrate those places. My favorites, of course, are of my former home town Baltimore and where I now reside at the beach near Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, Delaware, just north of Ocean City, Maryland. At the beach I photograph water and boardwalk scenes and bridges and jetties with varying light qualities. In the "big city" I enjoy the myriad styles of building architecture, the patriotism of Fort McHenry and, always, the touristy images. Bon Voyage.