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On The Way to Hatteras

Just got back from a lighthouse trip? Have you just finished photographing every aspect of one lighthouse? Post the pictures here! Lighthouse-related photos are also welcome.

Postby shirin » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:24 am


Well folks, nothing helps out a 12 hour drive to the Outer Banks after having to be in Maine for a meeting the day before than arriving in nice sunny weather. My week long trip started out March 19th with a trip to Maine for the ALF Board Meeting. By 3pm Sunday March 20th, I was enjoying time on the Outer Banks.

My first stop after my long drive was the Roanoke Marshes Replica in Manteo. I just had to stop by again as the last time I was in the area, the replica had not been completed. Plus, I had to test out my new digital camera.

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My second stop was the Bodie Island Light. You cannot exactly just drive by the light and not stop to take photos can you?

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At this point I decided to call it quits for the day as the long drive was finally catching up with me.

More from the week to come soon!
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Postby Jen » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:35 am


Great shots, Shirin! Lighthouses certainly are a nice reward for sitting in the car that long! What kind of camera do you have now?
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Postby shirin » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:45 am


Duh - forgot to mention what kind of new camera huh? I went ahead and got the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D. I love that I can use all of my old lenses on the new body especially the telephoto. I still have tons to learn about this new camera but so far so good, I was able to take photos right?
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Postby Hersh » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:40 am


Yes Shirin, a well placed lighthouse or two will most assuredly take the edge off of a log drive. I can't wait till I get to finally see Bodie after a long drive...

Is your new camera the one with the built in vibration reduction?
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Postby shirin » Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:46 am


Your trip will be worth every minute Hersh!

As for the camera, I think AL knows more about it than I do as he's had his longer. But yes, this is their new camera with the built in anti-shake technology.
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Postby AL » Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:45 pm


Shirin is correct, I also have the 7D since Feb. I'm still figuring this one out :roll: It has more bells and whistles then a fire truck :?

It has a anti-shake system built into the camera body.
Since I got my new toy the weather has not cooperated for LH trips, but I'll post one photo hand held ISO 200; 105mm lens with a TC2 for a 315 MM lens; 1/300 speed at f/13

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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:07 pm


Nice photos Shirin. Looking forward to more!
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Postby cawteener » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:11 pm


Looks good!
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:57 pm


I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous!!!!!! :(

Thanks for the beautiful photos, Shirin!!!! :)
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:56 pm


Shirin,

All four are really good ... liked the first and last best.

Those pictures always provoke the very best memories. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:41 pm


Coming back for a second look.......

There is so much that can be said about seeing Bodie Island from that angle in the last photo. The evening sun with its colors that seem to reflect in the white paint on a clear day. I have not had the opportunity to photograph a reflection there, maybe one day. Thanks for capturing it for us Shirin.
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Postby shirin » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:32 am


I stayed around for over an hour after closing time to get that reflection shot. Also was able to convince a couple of other visitors to not park in my shot when they arrived at the lighthouse to walk their dog.
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Postby plebetkin » Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:44 pm


thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Postby buster » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:20 pm


Thanks for the pictures. :)
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Postby shirin » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:14 pm


Forgot to mention earlier, but Beth and I did a quick trip over to Ocracoke during our volunteer week. This was my first visit to this light.

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