Photo Of The Week:Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire.  Posted to Flickr November 12, 2016e

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 Day: The Gazebo at Duck


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.

Photo Of The Day: The Gazebo At Duck

Gazebo at Duck Posted to Flickr March 31, 2014The walkway to the Gazebo and the interior were victims of one of the more recent hurricanes that have blasted through here.  Might have been Irene. Now its just a landmark along the shore of the Currituck Sound. I must have waited for 15 or 20 minutes for the sun glow on the water to reach the point I wanted.  One of my better shots from the winter I think.  Nikon D600/ 24-120 f4 lens.

Lots of nasty weather blowing through here tonight. Time was, we only worried about Hurricanes here.  Now with the crazy weather, Tornadoes are becoming much more common.  There were several warnings this evening. It’s like somebody moved Kansas to North Carolina.  When did that happen?

Thanks for the look in and have a great weekend.

Photo Of The Day: Soundside at Duck


I posted another shot with the old Gazebo in it probably a month or so ago.  It’s among my favorite views of the Sound from Duck.  You can just make out the Point Harbor to Kitty Hawk Bridge in the Distance.  The graphic nature of this shot came about purely by accident akin to those surprises I used to get now and then in the film days.   I had taken my light reading from the Sea Oats in the foreground and everything else just fell into place. I think I shot this with the Nikon D600 and a 24-120 f/4 lens.  I remember when one could walk out to the Gazebo, sit and watch the sun set but one of the hurricanes that blitzed through here took care of that.  Irene maybe.  Thanks for the look and have a great evening.


Photo Of The Day: Currituck Sound

Blogged January 5, 2014

I made three  trips up to Duck from my base in Southern Shores before I finally got this shot the way I wanted it.  This late afternoon view is to the south towards  the Point Harbor to Kitty Hawk Bridge that connects US 158 to NC Route 12, perhaps better known to “Bankers” as Duck Road.  The harsh light earlier in the day just didn’t convey the tranquility of the scene, far different from the oceanfront with its crashing surf.   The remains of a pier and Gazebo serve up a terrific focal point and also a poignant reminder of how hurricanes and storms continue to shape and reshape the Outer Banks which is in a constant state of evolving.   I took the shot from the new sound side boardwalk in Duck which runs from just behind the “Wings” store to “Lady Victoria”. It affords spectacular views of the quiet glamor of the Currituck Sound and the shoreline which is dotted with marshes, sea oats, cat tails, and sea grass beds all teeming with waterfowl.  It is indeed a special place.

Nikon D7100. 10mm wide angle lens with a two stop graduated neutral density filter.

Thanks for the look and have a great week ahead.