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Outer Banks Photography

by Kay~Kacey on 10/14/2013

SuperGuy and I took a fabulous vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in September. Nice time of year to visit the area. Not so crowded, lower prices, and beautiful weather.

We did a lot of relaxing. A lot of it.

Beer at dusk at Duck North Carolina in the Outer Banks
Beer in the Sunset in Duck, North Carolina

I was on a mission to photograph all four of the Outer Banks Lighthouses. That’s from one end of the Outer Banks to the other. SuperGuy was mostly agreeable to this. Well, he knows how I am when I’m on a mission to photograph something. This was the Bodie Lighthouse. We had such beautiful weather!

Bodie Island Lighthouse Fine Art Photography

Bodie Island Lighthouse Photograph for Sale

This next photograph was the staircase at Currituck Lighthouse. I stood inside and shot up the stairway. I just loved those lighthouse stairs!
Currituck Lighthouse Stairs Fine Art Photography

Black and White photograph of the Currituck Lighthouse Stairs

Later in the week we took the ferry over to Ocracoke Island. It was so pretty leaving the Hatteras ferry port, even if we did have to wait quite a bit for the ferry…in the middle of the week…in off season. I can’t imagine it on a busy weekend during the height of the season!
hatteras island fine art photography

Hatteras Island Ferry Port

We drove around Ocracoke and finally found the lighthouse. I mean, you can’t see if from very many places, but we finally caught a glance of it and wandered our way over so I could get my Ocracoke lighthouse photo.
ocracke lighthouse outer banks photography

Ocracoke Lighthouse and Light Keepers House – Image for Sale

We also drove along Ocracoke island and popped over the beach in a couple of spots. Here is the boardwalk to Ocracoke Beach.
ocracoke island photography

Boardwalk to Ocracoke Beach

We actually stayed on Hatteras Island in Rodanthe. It was nice there, but much more crowded and busier than when we stayed in Avon. The surfers were everywhere. Like even right in front of the house we rented…and later on when the sun got hot…they moved under out house. Evidently Rodanthe is known for its waves. Not sure we’ll go back to that area again. This is under the Rodanthe pier. That was another of my photography missions. I wanted an under the pier shot. I love the perspective on this one. The crashing waves. The weathered wood. The angles of the wooden supports on the pier.
rodanthe pier photography

Rodanthe Pier – Outer Banks Photography for sale

We had a great time. Relaxed a lot. Read a lot. Took a lot of beach walks. I’m already dreaming of the beach..
beach chairs on beach in outer banks north carolina

Gone for a Walk

Why, yes, we did start and finish our vacation with ice cold beer ;)

My Outer Banks photographs, these and more, are availabe on my Artist Website. I have Photos of all four of the Outer Banks Lighthouse for sale there.

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Janice October 14, 2013 at 9:34 am

Beautiful pictures!

Kate October 14, 2013 at 10:30 am

It’s more crowded there because it’s closer to Nags Head. We began staying in Ocracoke in the early 90′s. Before that, it was in Hatteras in a section called Hatteras Dunes. I like Avon well enough, but it was always more crowded there. I love all of your images here, Kacey. They bring back really fond memories. Next time you’re in Ocracoke, you should visit the grave of Sam Jones, local legend. He’s buried in the woods at Springer’s Point and his beloved horse, Ikey D, was laid to rest next to him. The land trust maintains the area now which is good. It was getting really overgrown with ivy.
I love the Outer Banks. The memories now are bittersweet but it sure was good seeing these photos.

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