Category Archives: History & Landmarks


The Crystal Coast – Down East

Defining Down East in Carteret County Carteret county North Carolina is known as “the Crystal Coast.” A segment of it is frequently referred to as “Down East.” That region roughly begins where Highway 70 makes […]

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Autumn View of the Mill Pond

Location and Information A couple of miles outside of Newport, North Carolina a large mill pond sits next to Mill Creek road. The property is privately owned so access is limited. But there are some […]

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Exploring Country Roads: Rural Decay as Art

Driving the Backroads I sometimes spend a morning or afternoon exploring country roads in search for old buildings to photograph. Part of my motivation is to create an archive of these disappearing structures. But I […]

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Photo Finds Along the Road

I recently made a trip to Lumberton, North Carolina to show my young Belgian Tervuren puppy in the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club Dog shows at the Southeastern Agricultural Building. On the way home I made […]

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An Evening at the Beach!

For six years I lived across the street from the beach, for the last dozen or so I am about a twenty minute drive away. One might think they’d get tired of the beach after […]

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Best Laid Plans: Fog Instead of Sunset and Emerald Isle NC

I had planned on it all day. I’d drive down to Emerald Isle to make some sunset photos At the beach. As I crossed the high-rise bridge from the mainland to the island I could […]

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Capturing Rural Decay: The Search for Inspiration in the Winter Months

If you’ve been following my blog for long, or perhaps my Facebook page, you’re likely aware that I love, love, love to get outdoors and make images in natures. Trees, wildlife, birds, beaches, flowing water. […]

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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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Marshallberg Harbor

Following the big snow at the end of January I ventured out in search of some interesting snowscapes to photograph. My explorations included a trip to the downeast community of Marshallberg, NC. While I was […]

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