Sunrise on the Bogue Banks. The Bogue Banks are the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina southwest of Cape Lookout. This was taken on the beach in the town of Emerald Isle. I’ve made four or five trips over the past year or so hoping to get that jackpot sky we all crave for sunrise shots and this time, it happened. The entire southeastern section of North Carolina had just emerged from a solid week of rain and storm so I figured we were due for some spectacular dawn clouds. We were. Taken with a Nikon D800E camera with an 18-35mm lens. Manual exposure, iso 400, f/22 with custom white balance. It all clicked. Special thanks to the couple who happened to be walking the beach at the moment of sunrise. See you next time on most of this same blog.