Oak Island, NC in Color

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.

Oak Island Pelican Patrol 1
Oak Island Pelican Patrol 1

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.

Oak Island Lighthouse Twilight 1
Oak Island Lighthouse Twilight 1
Feeding the Gulls at Ocean Crest Fishing Pier
Feeding the Gulls at Ocean Crest Fishing Pier
Oak Island Fisherman 2
Oak Island Fisherman 2
Oak Island Twilight 1
Oak Island Twilight 1

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.

Cheers,

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Lost and Found Beach Photos

As a follow-up from last week, here is the final set of compositions from the Carolina coast. Only six more months to my next family beach vacation!

North Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel 2
North Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel 2
North Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel 1
North Myrtle Beach Ferris Wheel 1
Sunset Beach Bridge and Boat Ramp Composition 2
Sunset Beach Bridge and Boat Ramp Composition 2
Head'n Out to Fish 1
Head’n Out to Fish 1
Gulf Stream Bound
Gulf Stream Bound
Seagull Hangout
Seagull Hangout

Thank you for visiting today. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see all the detailed tonality in a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Calabash – Waiting for the Shrimpers, 3 pics

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.

Waiting on the Shrimpers 1
Waiting on the Shrimpers 1

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.

Waiting on the Shrimpers 2
Waiting on the Shrimpers 2

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.

Waiting on the Shrimpers 3
Waiting on the Shrimpers 3

Thanks for stopping by today.   For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.