The Sea Oats on the Barrier Dunes bend South as near gale force winds buffet the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
After multiple attempts to get the light on the ocean where I wanted it, I finally came close to what I had visualized. Of course, if you’re like me, you’re never satisfied and so you keep going back time and again for the perfect shot. I’m not sure I can do any better than this. But, I’ll keep trying.
Particulars: Nikon D750 Camera, 24-120 f/4 lens. Shot with manual exposure, f/8 at 1/640, center weight metering, auto white balance, focal length 65mm. No filters. I used a Slik tripod for the shot.
My thanks to those who stop by for a look. I appreciate your taking the time. See you next time if not before.
The ubiquitous Sea Oat telegraphs a very calm dawn along the barrier dunes on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is very unusual to encounter such a quiet Atlantic this time of the year. Am recovering from surgery so will leave it at that. Nikon D600/ 24-120mm f/4 lens. Have a good week and thanks for the look.
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.
Both shots were taken with a Nikon D800e camera and an 18-35mm lens. Thanks for the visit and have a great week ahead.
Pine Knoll Shores is another of the small Beach Towns that dot the Bogue Banks between Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The beach here is quite wide and is home to some of the prettiest Sea Oates I have seen along the entire Outer Banks. I shot this with the D800E Camera fitted with the 18-35mm wide angle lens. I rather like the composition which manages to include all of the prime elements of what one would expect to find along the coast of NC: Sea Oats, Sand Fences, a sprinkling of beach umbrellas, the almost white sand and of course the Atlantic. It was a beautiful day with a few clouds but it was staggeringly hot. The heat index was right at 115. Thanks for the visit and have a great week ahead.
I first processed this as a black and white shot a couple of years ago but on a whim decided to revisit the original RAW file (It pays to hang onto them) and work it up as a color photograph. I rather like it with the sun flare through the Sea Oats and the blue sky. Been away for a bit but am back in the saddle for a while so will try to up my blog presence a bit.
This was done with a Nikon D600 and a 24mm lens. The camera had a huge negative when I first bought it. It splattered oil on the sensor but Nikon replaced the shutter and totally overhauled the camera at no cost and it has been a work horse for me ever since.
In my advancing years, I am now 70, I have found myself rediscovering the past. I suppose that’s because the past is a bit clearer in my aging eyes than the future. Included in this retrogression, is a renewed interest in black and white photography. I’ve had momentary monochrome lapses from time to time over the years, shooting up rolls of Tri-X (yes it is still sold and processed) with my trusty Nikon F-3 and F-100 cameras and I was pleased I still had the knack of spotting nuanced tones and reading light which is critical in black and white work.
Lately, I’ve been processing more and more of my coastal and rural landscapes in Monochrome with my D800E and D600 cameras. This past week, I put about a dozen on my web site and was amazed at the interest. The shot above was taken with my D600 using a 18-35mm lens along the barrier dunes on the Outer Banks of NC. I think I’m on to something. Again. Thanks for the look and the read. See you next time.