Photo Of The Week:Boardwalk Empire

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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

 

Photo of The Week: End of Season

End Of Season  Posted To flickr September 16, 2016

These upturned Adirondack chairs on a small deck at the top of the barrier dune along the Outer Banks at Duck, North Carolina seemed to signal the end of the Summer Season in a very matter of fact way.  The Sea Oats which dot the sand dunes leave little doubt that this is a beach front scene.  The setting sun and low clouds in the background  put the finishing touch on the composition.  An hour or so later, I walked back up the beach to the scene and snapped another take as the sun dipped below the horizon giving the sky a spectacular pink and blue hue.

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Both shots were taken with a Nikon D800e camera and an 18-35mm lens.  Thanks for the visit and have a great week ahead. 

 

Photos Of The Week: The Outer Banks Takes A Hit from Hurricane Hermine

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The Eye of Hurricane Hermine passed right over Manteo on Saturday then made its way up the coast stalling off  the Virginia Capes bringing rough seas, rip tides and gale force winds to the Outer Banks across the Labor Day Weekend.  The shot above was taken Sunday Evening at Duck, North Carolina.

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The winds shifted to the West by Wednesday as skies cleared and the ocean began to calm down.  Lots of trees were blown down or broken but I didn’t see much structural damage at least along the Northern Banks.  Certainly not as big a hit as from Irene in 2011.   Thanks for the look and have a great week.

Photo Of The Day: Afternoon at Duck

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Late afternoon on the beach at Duck, North Carolina.  The sunlight through the clouds gives a warm hue to the Dunes.

I’ve been busy replacing several of my external drives and transferring photo files from the old to the new.  When I first started using external drives for photo backup,  500gb was a lot of storage for a reasonable price.  I just put in service two expansion drives, each with 5 tb of capacity.  And both were cheaper than what I paid for the two 500 gb drives back in the day.  I just hope they prove to be as reliable.  The new drives are faster too, using USB 3 speeds.  I was done with the transfers in a matter of a few hours.  Tech marches on.

So is summer and I’ll be applauding when it finally departs. Enough with the heat already.  Thanks for the look and have a great weekend.

Photo Of the Day: Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven Posted to Flickr October 9, 2013

This shot from the top of the barrier dunes at Duck on the North Carolina Outer Banks came just moments before sunrise when the sky colors are at their peak.  It’s a fleeting moment. The yellow, pale pink and blues will fade quickly once the sun clears the horizon.  Oh, you can shoot at 9 or 10 in the morning or even at noon and two in the afternoon but despite all the settings and filters, to my mind nothing beats what you get at dawn.  It really is worth getting up for.  No filters on this shot.  D800E with an 18-35mm lens.  Thanks for the look in and have a great Sunday.

Photo Of The Day: Sand Fences

Winter  Posted to Flickr January 12. 2014    Like soldiers standing guard, the Sand Fences protect the vital barrier dunes. New arrivals have come to reinforce those who have done their duty.  Late fall on the beach at Duck, North Carolina. Thanks for the look and have a great evening.