Discovering North Carolina’s Outer Banks

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Bodie Island Lighthouse. Nikon 17-55mm 0.7 sec.@ f/16 ISO 200.

There’s a reason why so many aspiring and professional photographers flock to the Outer Banks. Ocean sunrises, sound sunsets, piers, and miles of quiet wildlife in between create some breathtaking landscapes, ideal for photographers.

I especially love photographing the many piers located along the Outer Banks. There are many of them and give the photographer many opportunities for great images and to practice slow exposures.

This is just a portion of the remains of the Frisco Pier after Hurricane Earl in 2010.

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Nikon 24-85mm 30 sec. @ f/16 ISO 100 & tripod.

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Nikon 24-85mm 30 sec. @ f/11 ISO 400 & tripod.

Piers are great places to get under at night to photograph shadows and light.

The fishing boats are always great subjects to photograph. It’s always more dramatic at sunrise or sunset when you have an interesting sky.

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Nikon 24-85mm 1/8 sec.@ f/22 ISO 800 & tripod.

I love to look for the intimate scenes. Crab pots make colorful and graphic images.

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Nikon 80-400mm 1/160 sec @ f/11 ISO 400.

A scene found around the shrimp boats when they come into dock for the evening.

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Nikon 80-400mm 1/400 sec @ f/5.0 ISO 400.

Of course, one cannot overlook the ocean itself for creating artistic and lovely images. In this image, I panned along with the waves as they broke on shore during the sunset to get the lovely colors.

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Nikon 80-400mm 2.5 sec. @ f/16 ISO 200.

The possibilities for beautiful photographs are endless along the Outer Banks. I will be co-leading a workshop May 11-14, 2017 with Kevin Adams. Contact me if you can join us on a fun and educational adventure to discover the beauty of the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

– BPSOP Instructor- Donna Eaton

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