Tuesday, August 14, 2018

OBX from the Air

While I was in this beautiful but remote part of North Carolina, I decided to do some aerial photography of the sweeping coastline, sandbars, and rolling tides.  It was a beautiful day, and we flew in a Cessna from Manteo all the way down to Cape Lookout. These show areas around Rodanthe, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Bodie Lighthouse.   For more aerial images from the trip, please see my website here.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Waterfront town of Manteo, North Carolina

I spent a night in this quaint waterfront town.  Very nice vibe, relaxed and friendly and not overly touristy!  It is one of those places that I visit and come away thinking that I could live there, kinda like Beaufort, SC and a couple others.  Anyway, here are some images of the marina and Manteo Lighthouse.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hatteras Lighthouse and the Milky Way ... with Mars

I am not one for late nights unless there is a very good reason to be awake, and this provided such a reason.  The skies finally started to clear yesterday late afternoon, allowing intermittent glimpses of the Milky Way and Mars.  What a wonderful world!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Threatening Skies over OBX ..

... but perfect weather for this shot of the fabled Inn at Rodanthe; mysterious, creepy, and for sale!  Not sure we will get clear skies for our Milky Way workshop anytime soon, but I know we'll find something to photograph.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Coastal North Carolina

I'm on the move again, and this time the destination is the Outer Banks.  Tonight I made a stop at Kure Beach near Wilmington on the way.  I had heard about an outcrop of coquina rocks (very similar to the ones near St. Augustine in Florida) and I wanted to photograph them.  The weather has not been cooperative and the light this evening was flat and boring.  Nevertheless, it was great to be on the road and wonderful to explore a new location this evening.  This is Kure Beach.  Hopefully there may be a pretty sunrise tomorrow morning ... 

Monday, July 23, 2018

View from the Sky

Summer is a wonderful time for aerial photography.  The marsh grass is electric green, and the water is blue, everything looks so vibrant.  Here are a few examples of the Charleston area from the sky.  Figure out the locations; not so difficult, except the last one of marsh and creeks could be from many areas.  It was taken over Johns Island.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Edisto Island is a Magnet

If you live in Charleston, there are limited iterations of low country scenery to photograph within a day's striking distance.  Mostly they are salt marshes, beaches, oak trees, plantations, and the like.  I had not been back to Botany Bay on Edisto Island for awhile, so on Saturday I decided I would re-visit one of my favorite haunts.  It is a treasure.  Here are some of my finds from Botany Bay Plantation, and along the way.