I woke up before 5am so I could photograph the Bodie Island Light House as the sun rises at close to 6am in the Outer Banks. I started doing this and doing that so before I knew it I did not get to leave until after 6am and was not at the light house until almost 7am. I will try again one day when there is more definition in the clouds. These images were taken with my rangefinder, but I also brought along a medium format film camera containing Fuji Velvia. As usual I bumped into someone who was surprised to see a photographer using film. He asked the same question most others do, which is “can you still find places to have your film developed?”
I woke early today so I can take a ride over to the Cape Hatteras Light House, which is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina near the community of Buxton, and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It was nice and deserted so it was easier to get into position, however, it was difficult to show the scale of this tourist destination. Luckily, a few people did show up and in one location, there were deer grazing in the foreground. I also captured images with my medium format film camera using both Fuji Velvia as well as Ilford Delta.
The Frisco Pier, which is also known as The Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier offers easy access to Hatteras’ south beach which is well known for its world-class fishing. A popular destination for king mackerel fishermen. However, the Frisco Pier was destroyed by waves created by Hurricane Earl in September of 2010 as well as previous storms.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers wonderful locations for portrait photography
I recently had the opportunity to accompany several adventure guides explore the Conashaugh Trail in Dingman’s Ferry, PA. While on this rugged seven mile hike, we came across an old water mill next to a small waterfall as well as the abandoned Zimmerman farm.