As long as I can remember, this flag has been flying every day along a vacant stretch of the Beach on the Outer Banks. It takes on special meaning this weekend when we honor the nation’s war dead. I shot this back in the winter which explains the empty beach. We won’t see this again until September. The invasion of the masses comes this weekend as the summer beach season opens. I hope those coming down for a weekend of sun and fun take a minute to remember what the holiday is really all about. Thanks for the look. Have a great weekend and if you’re state side, have a terrific holiday.
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If only we had a chance to do it over but of course in life there are no do overs. But in Photography there is……if you shoot in the RAW format instead of jpeg. This shot is a prime example. It dates from the summer of 2011. The original shot was much darker than this one. Hardly any of the sea oats atop the barrier dunes were visible but I had saved the original RAW file which allowed me to go back to the original for a re-do. I like this version much better. I have literally hundreds of original shots just waiting for that second look. Thanks for the visit and have a great evening.
We usually do not get these kinds of mornings in the Spring unless the evening before brought stormy weather which it had. Soon the clouds went their merry way leaving a cloudless blue sky and unusually warm temperatures. This was taken last week. Just a sky shot. Nothing much else to see. The ground had not yet been turned in preparation for spring planting. That will happen toward the end of this month and early June when the first crop of sunflowers will go in. To say I am eagerly awaiting their arrival would be an understatement. Thanks for the look and have a great weekend.
The moment of Sunrise at Southern Shores on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Another chance to get it right. Nikon D600 with a 24mm lens.
The pinched nerve in my neck is beginning to ease up a bit giving some respite from the pins and needles tingling in my arms and hands. The root of my problem was sitting at this computer tilting my head back and up in order to view the screen via progressive bifocals. Not Good. I’m having a pair of single vision computer glasses made up (I never knew there was such a thing) and hopefully they will be on my nose by the weekend. If you spend a lot of time at the computer processing pictures, or writing or whatever and wear bifocals of some stripe, you might think about getting a pair. They will save you untold agony. Have a great evening and thanks for the look
White azaleas are always a challenge for me. The problem is getting the white balance right. I ttried all of the presets and none really measured up. It was either too yellow or dingy or gray. I decided to try getting a custom white balance right from the blooms. I often resort to this when shooting indoors and not wanting to use a flash but this was a first outside. I was so pleased I thought I would post it, sore neck not withstanding. Thanks for the visit and have a great evening
A wild dogwood bloom on its last journey. Spring is in its last throes as the daytime highs head into the upper 80′s. The dog days of summer are not that far off. Thanks for the look and have a great evening.
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