Description The Path Less Traveled - Outer Banks North Carolina Seascape Nags Head NC I spent some time at the coast last week leading this year's photography workshops in Nags Head along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the OBX didn't disappoint. Despite it being quite windy as is frequently the case in OBX, we had a couple mornings with beautiful bubblegum pink and blue skies to work with that were moving pretty quickly in the winds. I'd been looking for a chance to use my 10-stop filter all week and this seemed like a good opportunity. During one of the workshops we had a discussion on landscape photography as a contact sport, not being afraid to get 'into' the scene and shoot images from less common perspectives using less common methods, hopefully producing images that are unique in the process. Sometimes it simply means shooting from a less comfortable position, and sometimes it can mean an element of risk for your camera gear and personal safety. The result pictured here is a 2.5 minute exposure that was as fun to shoot as it was challenging. The large waves crashing into my legs sent considerable amounts of water splashing upward all over my camera and lens, combined with the spray coming off of the concrete slabs from the windy conditions kept me on my toes for sure. I can't say how many times I had to grab my tripod and run before the 2.5 minute exposures were finished, but I got a few clean ones and man was it a blast! #youlldryouteventually
Dave Allen, Hendersonville, NC Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Dave Allen is an internationally published landscape photographer who is based in Asheville, NC. His work has been featured around the world in fine art galleries, books, calendars, and magazines including Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic, Backpacker Magazine, and many more.
Winner of the prestigious Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition and voted 'Best Photographer' in 2013 by Blue Ridge Country Magazine's popular reader's poll, Dave's landscape images showcase the natural beauty of the southern Appalachians with a strong visual impact that is instantly recognizable. Much of his acclaimed portfolio of fine art landscape photography is centered around the stunningly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the east coast of the Carolina's including the Outer Banks of NC and Charleston SC.
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