23Jun
Carolina Beach Pier Sunrise Photography by Keith Bloemendaal

Spring Sunrise Carolina Beach Pier

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10sec ƒ/32 ISO 100 34mm nikon d3000

This is one of several good ones I got this morning, I have shot 100’s, if not 1000’s of images at this pier, but for some reason never from this angle, and never this early.

Now that it is warming up I am thrilled to get some sunrise/sunset pics again, this Florida boy can not take the cold ;-)

Enjoy!

21Mar
just show up

Just Show Up

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Image of my Father and I from Christmas 2013. He has been a big influence in me, but now he only has to show up for golf and martinis. I would dare to say, he never missed a day of work unless he or a close family member was hospitalized. Enjoy retirement Dad! You deserve it!

Sometimes that’s all you have to do. Show up.

Dare I say, people are just lazy? I blame the internet and Al Gore, since he invented the internet. It has made people lazy. And, while I admit to being a total addict, I just sleep less now to appease my addiction to the internet. Read More »

16Mar
Keith before and after long hair

Life is a Winding Road – Storytelling Series

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Image on left from Daytona just before partying back stage with the Georgia Satellites in early 2000’s, image on right from last month at seminar I gave on drop shipping. 

Life is full of winding roads we travel to get to our destinations. I typically travel them at full f*cking speed, sliding around the corners, catching air over the hills, and flipping into the ditches crashing hard.

I made a commitment to start a series this year that tells stories of different parts of my life, both good and bad. I have nothing to hide from. I have had some good successes along the way, and some major failures. Read More »

16Mar
Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach sunset image by Keith Bloemendaal

Blockade Runner Wrightsville Beach Sunset

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1/80sec ƒ/8.0 ISO200 30mm Nikon D3000

I was exiting the North Carolina Beach, Waterway, and Inlet Association (NCBIWA) meeting after a whole day of talking about inlet dredging and beach nourishment issues we have in this state, and as I walked out of the hotel, I saw this happening. I grabbed my camera and ran across the street to get a few shots. This was one of my favorites.

9Mar
Carolina Beach sunrise photograph by Keith Bloemendaal

Carolina Beach Sunrise – Lifeguard Stand

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1/20th sec ƒ/22 ISO 800 18mm Nikon D3000

This image was taken on January 9th, 2014 at the Scallop Ln public access, which happens to be across the street from my home. I have actually sat in this lifeguard stand many times watching the sunrise. I have also found people camped out in the stand when I arrived to see the sunrise, so I am not the only one that sees this as a good spot.
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4Mar
Carolina Beach Tiki Bar Sunrise by Keith Bloemendaal

Carolina Beach Tiki Bar Sunrise

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1/5 sec ƒ/3.5 ISO 400 18MM Nikon D3000

The Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar is a popular spot on warm summer days in Carolina Beach, NC. Good food, cold beverages, live music, all right on the ocean. What else would you need?

I took this image back in November 2013, it was about 25˚ out as the sun came up. I had only just started taking pictures with a borrowed Nikon D3000 (which I am still using today), which hopefully explains to you why the ISO was set too high. Still, the pic came out great, so I got lucky!

Here’s to warmer weather! Come on summer!

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