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Dune Light and Shadow- Hatteras Series, Part II

Debris and structures cast shadows across the dunes on Hatteras Island. Second half 6-part photo series:

Dune and Shadows (B&W, #4), Hatteras, North Carolina (15″x22″)

Dune and Shadows (B&W, #5), Hatteras, North Carolina (15″x22″)

Dune and Shadows (B&W, #6), Hatteras, North Carolina (15″x22″)


Dune Light and Shadow- Hatteras Series, Part I

Debris and structures cast shadows across the dunes on Hatteras Island. 6-part photo series, first 3 posted here:

Dune and Shadows (B&W, #1-3), Hatteras, North Carolina (15″x22″)


Hatteras Island Sunset at Kite Point, Part II

Lens of light between darkening clouds – ~300 second exposure time to make this image of the moving clouds and water as the light faded.

Lens of Light over Sound between Dark Clouds (B&W), Hatteras Island near Avon, North Carolina (12″x22″)


Hatteras Island Sunset, Kite Point

I stopped near Kite Point between Avon and Buxton on Hatteras Island to make a few images of some pretty fantastic light reflecting off the Sound north/west of the barrier islands – I particularly liked the small structure out on the Sound in the center of the photograph along the horizon line. I shot this at ~1 second exposure time- wish I’d gone for ~30 seconds to really flatten out the water, but the light was changing so quickly that I didn’t have a change to get my filters out and set up properly in time.

Sunset over Sound near Kite Point (#1, Color), Hatteras Island, North Carolina (14″x22″)


Hatteras Island at Sunset

121-second exposure of passing clouds at sunset at a set of stairs over the dunes on Hatteras Island. I included one version in black and white, another in color, to emphasize different elements in the scene.

Stairs on Hatteras Island at Sunset (B&W), Hatteras Island, NC (12″x21″)

Stairs on Hatteras Island at Sunset (Color), Hatteras Island, NC (12″x21″)


Lucky Strike Tower, Durham at Sunset Part II

Another angle on the Lucky Strike Tower at sunset- image made back in December, 2020. I wanted to include more of the industrial building tops in the foreground on this one. 132s exposure time.

Lucky Strike Tower at Sunset (#2), Durham, NC (13″x21″)


Parking Deck and Passing Clouds over Downtown Durham

Another long-exposure photograph of passing clouds over the buildings around downtown Durham – I decided to go for the partially desaturated look instead of the color emphasis (previous sunset photograph) or the all black and white from a few weeks ago. 136s exposure time with an ND filter.

Parking Deck, Passing Clouds, and Lucky Strike Tower, Durham, NC (16″x16″)


Trees in Winter Fog along Mud Creek

Late in 2020, I went out for a bike ride between a series of chilly rain showers. While passing through a low-lying area, I noticed the fog hugging the ground in a flooded forest along Mud Creek. Hope you get a sense for the atmosphere that evening.

Fog and Flooded Forest, outside Durham, NC (16″x16″)


Passing Clouds over Downtown Durham

A few more long-exposure photographs of passing clouds over the buildings around downtown Durham – these focus more on the architecture, patterns, and contrast between the natural (cloud streaming) and the human-made (buildings) than an earlier post that was more about light and time at sunset.

Lucky Strike and Passing Clouds, Durham, NC (16″x28″)

Windows and Passing Clouds, Durham, NC (16″x16″)


Ocean and Clouds near Emerald Isle, NC

Clouds pass over Bogue Inlet where the White Oak River meets the Atlantic Ocean off the southern tip of Emerald Isle, NC.

90s exposure time, 10-stop ND B+W filter.

White Oak River meets Atlantic Ocean (B&W), near Emerald Isle, NC (12″x18″)


East Fork Pigeon River, Blue Ridge Parkway

Playing with exposure time. Basically the same subject and composition, but one photograph is made using a 10-stop ND filter, the other with a polarizing filter, which is ~2 stops. Both images get some amount of blur in the water, but one photograph has a 30-second exposure time, the other 1/6 second. I think a split down the middle (~2 seconds) may have actually been nicer, but I didn’t do it because I didn’t have a mid-range filter!

Falls along East Fork Pigeon River (10-Stop ND Filter), Blue Ridge Parkway, NC (12″x18″)

Falls along East Fork Pigeon River (Polarizing Filter), Blue Ridge Parkway, NC (12″x18″)


Bogue Inlet Pier, Part 4

More from the Bogue Inlet Pier at sunset.

Bogue Inlet Pier (#9, B&W), Emerald Isle, NC (12″x22″)

Bogue Inlet Pier and Moon, Emerald Isle, NC (15″x15″)


Bogue Inlet Pier, Part 3

Clouds over Bogue Inlet Pier around sunset, shot from the other side of the pier. 121 second exposure.

Bogue Inlet Pier (#6, Color), Emerald Isle, NC (12″x22″)


Bogue Inlet Pier, Part 2

Clouds over Bogue Inlet Pier around sunset. I like the color version, but the B&W is nice too. 99s exposure

Bogue Inlet Pier (#5, Color), Emerald Isle, NC (12″x22″)

Bogue Inlet Pier (#5, B&W), Emerald Isle, NC (12″x22″)


Lucky Strike Tower, Durham at Sunset

A few weeks ago, I decided to scout out the Lucky Strike tower in downtown Durham for future photographs – I didn’t plan on any shots turning out well on my first visit, but when I got on the second parking deck, I found the light and passing clouds were just right for a few ~3 minute exposures. Here’s my favorite.

Lucky Strike Tower at Sunset, Durham, NC (16″x28″)


Boardwalk over Falls Lake

Boardwalk over Falls Lake along the Mountains to Sea Trail outside Durham, NC.
90s exposure time, 37mm focal length

Boardwalk over Falls Lake at Sunset, outside Durham, NC (15″x22″)


Asheville River Arts District at Sunset

Passing clouds over industrial structures and the French Broad River in Asheville, NC.

Passing Clouds over Warehouse and Tower, Asheville, NC (15″x22″)

Passing Clouds over Bridge and French Broad River, Asheville, NC (13″x22″)


Black Mountain Tower and Warehouse

Re-visited this industrial park in Black Mountain, NC to shoot passing storm clouds in the late evening.

Passing Clouds over Tower in Industrial Park, Black Mountain, NC (15″x22″)

Passing Clouds over Warehouse in Industrial Park, Black Mountain, NC (15″x22″)


Bogue Inlet Pier, Part 1

Atlantic Ocean from under the Bogue Inlet Pier around sunset. 61 second exposure.

Bogue Inlet Pier (#2, B&W), Emerland Isle, NC (12″x22″)


Durham Sunset and Passing Clouds

Horse grazes in a field beneath moving clouds outside Durham, NC.
152 s exposure.

Grazing Horse and Clouds at Sunset (#2), outside Durham, NC (14″x14″)


Black Mountain Tower at Night

Tower in an industrial park in Black Mountain, NC near the Black Mountain Ciderworks. 122 second exposure.

Tower in Industrial Park at Night, Black Mountain, NC (12″x18″)


Autumn Fog outside Durham, Part 2

More trees from my early morning bike rides in the autumn fog.

Tree and Road in Morning Autumn Fog, outside Durham, NC (14″x21″)


Autumn Fog outside Durham

Tree poking up through early morning fog outside Durham, NC. My Canon 5D Mark II finally bit the dust, so this is one of the first photographs I took with my new camera. Excited to get out there and use it more!

Tree in Autumn Fog, outside Durham, NC (14″x21″)


Sunset and Clouds from Mt Mitchell

Light from the setting sun shines below the clouds over the Blue Ridge Mountains, shot from the summit of Mt Mitchell, NC. Similar to last week’s post, but I wanted to zoom in on the clouds and mountains and crop out the tree tops in the foreground.

Layered Mountains, Clouds, Light (Panorama #6), Mt Mitchell, NC (16″x39″)