Slightly more exotic

On Wednesday, I made a trip out to a coastal region of North Carolina, specifically the Wilmington/Fort Fisher area – not my first choice of beachy areas, but I had a reason to be out there that wasn’t photo-related. Nonetheless, I left early and managed to be out at Fort Fisher shortly after 7 AM, seeing what the morning held.


I took a little opportunity to be fartsy read more

Captain’s backlog


On Tuesday, I got a gout of photos in two different locations that I wanted to do something with, but too little time to do so, partially because I knew I was taking off early Wednesday for a day trip – which produced another gout of photos. And there remains a chance that I will make another attempt at some in just a few hours, and perhaps have even more before I read more

Visibly different, part 16


This one I can remember fairly well, despite having no context or surroundings. This was in Florida, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to be exact, taken while my brother was visiting. It was a grab shot as I spotted the brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) cruising overhead, and including the sun was intentional. This was with the Sony F717 loaner camera in late read more

New wave

I have a CD kicking around here somewhere called ‘New Wave Hits of the ’80s,’ which is just one of many examples why you should never call anything, “new,” because shortly it won’t be. I mean, the art nouveau movement is well over a century old now we’re due for an art nouveau nouveau movement. Anyway, these photos are read more

All over the place

Tuesday of last week, out at North Topsail Beach, was a day of widely varied conditions. I was up and on the beach itself for sunrise, but it was a waste of time, the horizon being entirely clouded over even while the upper reaches weren’t too bad. Worse, the spray coming off the ocean was so thick that my glasses became coated with salt, rendering my vision so bad that I couldn’t be read more

Grey and green

So let’s see, what to tackle with the first of the beach posts? How about a familiar subject?

We’ll start with sunrise on the first two days. We’d driven out Saturday and met friends out there, so it turned out to be a late night, and I did a little poking around in the dark to see if the marsh crabs were active (they were, a little) but without any intention of doing photography read more

Not half


And so we get to part two of the recent beach trip photos and anecdotes, but I can’t say it’s the second half, because I have more pictures to feature here than I did on the previous post. And they’re not going to be in chronological order just to mess with the anal people.

I made a brief mention of this earlier, but while we had good weather for the three-day weekend trip, the read more

Beach bookends


And so, without further ado, we reach the first of the beach posts. No, wait, there’s gotta be at least a little more ado, because I’ve been trying to figure out what aspects to feature in which order, and I’m starting to think, screw it, just put ’em up in whatever order seems to follow.

No long story here I just wanted to get in another summer trip before read more

Yeah boidy


And now – now – we get to the birds! I bet this has been as anticipated as the finale to Game of Thrones!

To say that I shot a lot of birds during our week in South Carolina is an understatement, but it was a great lead-in to World Migratory Bird Day, which was the day we were to return, so I only had an opportunity read more

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