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 in a small lot about five blocks away. I hung around for a while but a spot never opened up in time for sunset photos so I had to give up. The next evening took my two dogs outside for some exercise and noticed that the clouds looked perfect for a few shots at sunset. So, after they finished the business, I headed out or the point once again. This time I got lucky and arrived at the lot just as someone was pulling out! I grabbed my gear and headed for the beach.
When I reached the end of the street and made my way up the steps that lead to the beach area I stopped at the top to take in the view. It really is an amazing sight to see hundreds of yards of sand and dunes stretching out in front of your eyes. As I headed out on the beach I decided to head down a path to my left that led to the ocean rather going straight ahead towards the inlet.
Helping to keep that pathway open by holding the sands of the adjacent dune back was a sand fence. I couldn’t resist making a photo of that scene. As I set-up the shot I had black and white in my mind. I thought it was the right choice. What do you think?
Next I headed along the beach towards the section that borders the Bogue Inlet. I noticed the golden light reflecting off of the wet sand. There was a surf fisherman trying his luck. In the background Bear Island was silhouetted across the inlet. It was a perfect photo opportunity I thought to myself.
On my way back to the steps leading back out to the town streets I noticed a lovely scene, a beach house atop a dune overlooking the Point. The sand and vegetation leading to the home made for a pretty scene so I took a minute or two to make an image.
As I reached the top of the steps again I turned to take in the view one more time before leaving. I could not resist the urge to set-up my tripod and make an image of the overview. I made sure to include the motion of the red warning flag in the image. The flag warning swimmers and surfers of the danger of rip currents in the area.
I’m glad I took a chance and made the visit to the Point again that evening. As it was it worked out quite nicely. I’d greatly appreciate it if you take a moment to tell me what you think in the comments below.
Really beautiful place, Bob! You were right to want to see it in the sunset light and as I can see it was worth your effort. Those dunes in the golden light are really picturesque, and that house – Wow, lucky those owners! I really love your fence photo too 🙂