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
30sec | ƒ/25 | ISO 100 | 40MM | Nikon D3000
Taken from the Carolina Beach Public Boat Ramp facing Joyner Marina across the waterway.
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. Continue reading Just Show Up
0.5 sec at ƒ/5.3 ISO 100 40mm Nikon D3000
Taken at the Carolina Beach public boat ramp looking back towards the basin.
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. Continue reading Life is a Winding Road – Storytelling Series
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.
1/15 sec ƒ/5.0 ISO 100 35mm Nikon D3000
Was headed to work this morning and didn’t even think about taking any pics because it was cloudy. Then. This. Happened.
Continue reading Carolina Beach Boardwalk Sunrise
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.
Continue reading Carolina Beach Sunrise – Lifeguard Stand
1/25 sec ƒ/3.5 ISO 400 18mm Nikon D3000
This image was actually taken in December 2013, I had only had a DSLR for a month at this point and was just learning Lightroom 5.
Continue reading Pier and Pilings Sunrise Carolina Beach
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!