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EVE TUREK'S NATURAL OUTER BANKS
Friday, September 2, 2016
Comes The Calm...
As I sit writing this blog, the morning of Friday September 2, our skies are overcast, we’ve had spitting rain not yet a drizzle here in Colington, and the air is perfectly still. Hermine is forecast to lumber up the east coast and bring heavy rains and tropical storm winds beginning later tonight and continuing through tomorrow. I’ve already talked to staff in both our galleries and decided not to open tomorrow unless the forecast models are completely wrong and we have no impacts. At the moment, my biggest concern is for soundside flooding, which can be devastating in low-lying areas. Colington and Duck Roads may both become dangerous to navigate in places, so hunkering down seems wisest, even though this storm won’t be a hurricane when it arrives.

We had a squall line move through last evening up in Duck that produced some over-the-top skies, and any sustained nor’east winds always kick up the ocean, so we may well have some beautiful conditions to photograph on the back side of the blow. Stay tuned for all of those.

Meanwhile, here are some images from the past couple of weeks, including some lower humidity days with already-golden sea oats, given our lack of rainfall up to this point.



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I get so excited when our sea oats finally emerge, newly green in July, but the gilded hues of fall are my favorite.

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You have to search out locations in summer to photograph the beach without people! Pea Island is one; north of Coquina is another.

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Light is everything for photography. I've seen the ocean appear teal, turquoise, navy, brown, purple, pink--and green! I saw these clean green waves at the "wrong" time of day for photography usually, near lunchtime.

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I've been looking for a Ghost Crab Hole Heart for the past couple of years. The shadows were just right for my heart to find its quest earlier this month.

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This is the best sand castle I have seen on the beach in years!

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Believe it or not, this is an iPhone photo! Now, it certainly won't enlarge to over-the-couch dominance, but at least I can share the encounter. Helps that I was on my belly about 2" away!

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We had family here last week and for a treat, we took a Dolphin Tour with Capt. Stuart Wescott (Captain Johnny's Tours). Saw more dolphin in the Sound than I ever have. When the boat kicked up a wake, I received a treat: surfing and jumping dolphin!

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Here's an image of the dolphin jumping the wake!

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A beautiful evening a couple of nights ago. Lower humidity, golden light, and fabulous skies.

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I call this "Encore." Sometimes the best light occurs AFTER the sun sets.

posted by eturek at 12:17 PM

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