You would think during the pandemic I would have more time to work on my photography. Well, it hasn’t worked out that way. Seems like I’ve been working more and more in my day job over the last year.
Last month, my family finally did take a long weekend with relatives on Oak Island, North Carolina. We got some well-deserved rest and I was able to explore the barrier island. This weekend, I finally got around to finishing the first batch of images.
I also have some nice monochrome images; you’ll be seeing those in forthcoming Monochromia posts. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see a high-resolution version.
My family loves to vacation in the southern beaches of North Carolina, usually Ocean Isle Beach. Traditionally, we include a visit to the famous seafood restaurants of Calabash. The local shrimp boats and fishing charters dock right behind the restaurants, ensuring the freshest seafood.
During our July visit, I excused myself while waiting to be seated to capture a few vignettes of the dockside. These seagulls immediately caught my eye as they patiently awaited the daily return of the shrimp boats. They are more than happy to clean up the scraps! I was attracted by the contrast between the orderly grid like shingle textures and the sky. And, the seemingly random placement of gulls on the orderly shingle grid.
A quick word or two of advice. First, after your meal in Calabash, make sure to stop in to Callahan’s of Calabash “everything beach” gift shop . Also, while on the docks, be on the lookout for incoming seagull shit. Sorry, I meant poop.
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