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New Video: Finding Photos in the Chaotic Summer Forest

I explore a visually chaotic forest in the summer in search of a few good photos. I love the forest, but lets be honest, woodlands can be very visually chaotic. Especially in the summer. Photographers […]

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Return to the Point

June 27th I decided to visit the point at Emerald Isle, North Carolina again. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a parking place. If you visited this location before you know that the only public parking is […]

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Revisiting Sunsets – A Genre I Avoided for a Long Time

There’s no question about it, a sunset can be a beautiful subject for a photograph. For a long time I avoided making sunset photos. My reasons? For one I considered them “too easy.” How could […]

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Historic Beaufort by the Sea: One of North Carolina’s Oldest Communities

With the deepest natural port along the NC coast, it’s little wonder that Beaufort is one of North Carolina’s oldest towns. This quaint little seaport village was established in 1713 and incorporated in 1723. Only […]

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Cedar Island Beach – Hidden Jewel of the Crystal Coast

Hidden at the extreme downeast area of the Crystal Coast, the beach adjacent to the Cedar Island Ferry terminal is a treasure not seen by many locals and often overlooked by travelers visiting the area. […]

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Using Crop Sensor Cameras for Landscapes?

The common advice is that for shooting landscape and other wide angle photographic subjects you should use a digital camera with a “full crop” or “medium format” image sensor. So called “crop sensors,” such as […]

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Beach Bliss: The Point at Emerald Isle, NC

If you live along the Crystal Coast or are a frequent visitor it’s likely you’ve heard of the Point. Located at the end of Bogue Banks, the barrier island with popular beach communities like Atlantic […]

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Eastern Kingbirds in the Croatan

During recent explorations of the Croatan National Forest in Eastern North Carolina I’ve been blessed with Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) encounters. I find these black and gray wildbirds quite attractive. A large member of the […]

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Hoop Pole Creek – The Big Little Trail in Atlantic Beach NC

For years I wasn’t really impressed with the little nature trail at the Hoop Pole Creek Nature Preserve next to the Atlantic Station shopping center in the beach community of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. At […]

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Trees: As Seen Through My Eyes and Lens

Trees. They come in all shapes and sizes. A common sight in many areas, they’re also easily ignored. But they are truly a thing of beauty. Some colors in the autumn, then return to their […]

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