As luck would have it my vacation fell during a rainy period in Eastern North Carolina. While certainly not a good circumstance for outdoors activities, roadside photography was certainly an option. I decided to drive “Downeast” in Carteret County, North Carolina, aka the Crystal Coast, to see what I could find. The routine was to explore various backroads and upon spotting a photo-op to hop out of my car, take a few images then move on in search of another potential photo. Perhaps not the ideal circumstance for a photo adventure but certainly better than nothing.
“Downeast” includes several fishing villages and communities in the eastern portion of Carteret County. On this drive I visited Atlantic, Cedar Island, Harkers Island, Marshallburg, and Smyrna. All have a long commercial fishing tradition and were once somewhat isolated from the rest of the county until fairly recently.
Nice and interesting story! I didn’t know anything about this area and it was great to learn a bit about their lives. I think my favorite image is that first boat. Just enough of it to tell it’s story. Looks like you struggled with boring skies!
These are fabulous. Never let the rain ruin a trip. We got poured on in Venice, Italy. Still had a great time.
I love the skiff and the left over seawall.
I hear the “clunk” of that old boat against a wooden dock.
Great catch on that heron. So many colors in a “dull” bird!
Bob; Love this work, the look and feel is just right and would make a great collection. Lou
Bob, great images! I love to learn about the history of small communities. My vacation always falls during the rainy period!
A rainy day can provide some excellent opportunities for outdoor/nature photography. Your images above prove that to be true. You have some great photo opportunities near where you live. I am a bit envious.