The walkway to the Gazebo at Duck, destroyed by Hurricane Irene more than five years ago, is back in business, though this was as far as I could get given the rather formidable chain blocking access. I suspect the owners now rent it out. The walkway connects to the Duck Boardwalk which runs along the coast of Currituck Sound for perhaps a mile or so. The late afternoon sun coupled with the perspective made for a rather interesting shot with a wide angle lens. So what has been a roosting place for Seagulls is now ready for humans, but as with most things now, it’s pay to play. Nikon D800E Camera. 18-35 mm lens. Thanks for the look and have a great week ahead
Afternoon along the Currituck Sound in Eastern, North Carolina.
Time to start packing bug spray with a high deet factor if you’re headed this way. The dreaded flies are back on patrol for some nice juicy human to much on. I make it a point to wear long sleeve shirts this time of the year. People look at me like am nuts …….until they get stung.
Along the coast of the Currituck Sound near Duck, North Carolina on the Outer Banks.
Not much shooting of late. I had the misfortune of eating some of the Blue Bell Ice Cream that was recalled because of possible Listeria contamination. I had all the symptoms so I had to go through a bevy of tests including a CT Scan, a blood test and a fecal test. All came back negative. Turns out the symptoms were triggered by an antibiotic I took before dental surgery. It killed off a lot of the good bacteria in my gut. A probiotic got me re-regulated so to speak. Live and Learn.
I’m always attracted to the various textures at play along the soundside of Duck. Close in to the shoreline, the water is so still it mirrors the sky while further out, the wind creates brush strokes on the water. A very peaceful scene compared with the raging Atlantic on the other coast but not always. This old tree with its rootball serves notice that violent weather is often a visitor here. Click on the photograph for a larger view. Thanks to all who visit. I wish for you a very peaceful weekend. See you next time.
I’m such a sucker for this abandoned structure in the Currituck Sound at Duck, NC. I must have taken a hundred shots at various angle at different times of the day and I still find myself drawn to it. In its day, this offered a magnificent view of the Sound until a hurricane took out the walkway and the floor of the structure. Amazingly, the roof has survived. I can’t remember if it was Hurricane Isabel or Irene. This is taken in late afternoon light in mid September. Now, its left to the Sea Gulls. Thanks for the look and have a great weekend.
I remember stacking a Warming Filter and a Neutral Density Filter on the D700 when I took this some time back but I don’t remember much else except it was very very bright and I used sepia tones in processing it. I had missed the opportune window and had to get home before the sunset came and cooled off the scene. Its been sitting on one of my five storage drives for at least a couple of years and frankly I had forgotten about it. Gotta tell you, I’m glad I did not trash it. Have a great evening everybody and thanks as always for the look.