This flag is attached to the top of a small sailboat’s mast in Manteo, NC. Back lighting your subject often times is an effective way to add some drama to your images. If you are up early enough, the rich golden light at sunrise works great!
I always look forward to spending time in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This year’s trip will include more work than normal but it is always a great week with family. I have lost track of the number of times I have visited but I still love exploring the many sites.
Bodie Island Lighthouse recently reopened after extensive renovations and it has returned to its former beauty.
Today I saw that Bodie Island Lighthouse will reopen after several years of much needed restoration. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is probably the most well know but Bodie is my favorite. I look forward to visiting/photography it again soon…
Speaking of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse… I made this photography about a year ago while spending several days in Hatteras Village.
Digital is so much more convenient but I still enjoy shooting film. Earlier this year I spent a couple days in Hatteras, NC to work on a few projects. I packed my uncle’s Hasselblad 500CM along with my digital camera. I wanted to shoot with the Hasselblad because it was a different format than my digital cameras. Working with a camera format that I am not familiar with really helps me take time to think more carefully about each image.
This is a quick scan of one image from that trip. This is the Frisco Pier that received heavy damage during Hurricane Earl in 2010. The image was shot on Fuji Velvia 50. This is the first negative I have scanned in a couple years, I forgot how much ever piece of dust shows up.
I have cropped several recent images in the square format like this, I like it…