North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a string of narrow barrier islands thirty miles offshore of the mainland, is, to the photographer, an outstanding location for a number of reasons. For the bird photographer, the Outer Banks is among the most recognized sites in the Eastern U.S. The miles of beaches and sand dunes provide the landscape photographer with plenty to work with as well. My sole trip there was in August, 2014 and my shooting confined to Hatteras Island. After a week on the island I felt as though I had barely scratched the surface of what is there. Although I was officially on vacation, I was spent much of my time working on a project for a client who needed images that somehow showed the passage of time.
Keywords:dunes, ghost crab, sanddunes, timestack, willet
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