August 24, 2011

Old Baldy


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I’m referring to the lighthouse, not the photographer in the lower right hand corner of the image.  That would be my friend, Rob Hanson.

This is one of only a couple of shots I got of the exterior of this great old lighthouse on Bald Head Island in North Carolina. But I’m OK with that. It’s probably one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country. On a bright, cloudless summer day, what could I do differently? Maybe a fisheye shot that includes a sunburst and another photographer shooting the lighthouse? I’ll take that.

Seriously, Old Baldy was a wonderful lighthouse to shoot, inside and out. While I did spend more time shooting the interior, I am thrilled that I got a chance to grab this exterior shot with the fish that happened to catch Rob grabbing his shot of the lighthouse.

I want to thank Rob, again, for playing host on this shoot last Tuesday. The day was a highlight of my North Carolina vacation. Rob is the quintessential southern gentleman, even if he originated in New Jersey. We had a full day of great shooting and great conversation. Always a good thing.

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  1. I like it, Bob! The fish really covers up all the flaws inherent in your secondary subject. ;^)

    Oh man, why did you have to go and mention Jersey? My reputation is ruined! Let’s see: New Jersey -> Montral -> New Hampshire -> N.J. -> North Carolina. I don’t know where the heck I’m ‘from’ anymore.

    Great day, great memories.

  2. A camo lighthouse? Doesn’t that rather defeat the point?

    Another lovely shot, Bob and, once again, a superb example of what a great job the Sigma 15mm does at creating starbursts.