Tag Archives: Beach


Repetition: A Compositional Tool

As photographers most of us have had the “rule of thirds” beaten into our artistically thick skulls. So thoroughly is this concept drilled into us that we frequently miss other wonderful compositional opportunities. One compositional […]

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My Prejudice Against Sunrise and Sunset Shots

I’m willing to admit it. I have a prejudice against sunrise and sunset photos. It’s not that dawn and dusk are beautiful times of the day. They most certainly are. My prejudice isn’t about a […]

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Sunset at Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

There are a few advantages to the shorter days of winter. One of those is that sunset actually occurs before the gates close at Fort Macon State Park. During the summer’s “Daylight Savings Time” hours […]

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A Couple More Shots of the Pier

I worked up a couple more images of the pier. I have to admit that these might be favorites of the bunch beach prints

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Oceanana Pier Revisted

I decided to revisit the Oceanana Pier for some sunset photography last night. For these shots I used a circular polarizer and a neutral density filter, combined with a small aperture and low ISO to […]

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Sunset on Atlantic Beach

I slipped over to Atlantic Beach a couple of evenings ago to make some photos. Here are a few of the resulting images.

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Starfish on the Beach

Sometimes it’s fun to visit the local gift shops, select an object and use that as a prop for a photo session. This evening I decided to spend a little time photographing a starfish on […]

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A Dying Breed: Oceanana Fishing Pier, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

When I moved to the Crystal Coast there were 6 public fishing piers along the Atlantic Ocean; Bogue Inlet Pier, Emerald Isle Pier, the Iron Steamer Pier, the Sportsman Pier, Triple S Pier and Oceanana […]

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Are You Ready to Rumble? Wild Horse Spat on the Tidal Flats

I was out photographing the wild horses yesterday evening. There were a few little spats that broke out while I was there. These short little bouts are about territory and domination and usually last only […]

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Shackleford Banks Seagulls

It’s all too easy to overlook seagulls when making nature photographs. After all, along the coast they seem almost omni-presents. They’re almost everywhere. Even so there are a variety of different gulls and they can […]

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