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Bodie in the Morning---Day 1 (start here)

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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:08 pm


I am going to use a series of posts to tell about our day. This will be the starting point, and each post will have a link that will take you to the next post.


As many of you know, this past weekend was the 10th annual Keepers Weekend for the OBLHS. Originally, Christina and I were going to participate in Saturday’s events, but my interest desire to complete my page on the equipment of the life-saving service prompted us to visit Chicamacomico LSS for the final “pieces” of the puzzle. So we opted just to attend the dinner Saturday evening.

Having the entire morning to ourselves before our meeting with Linda at Chicamacomico, we had planned to head north to Corolla to photograph the Wash Woods and Currituck Beach LSS and spend some time driving along the beach looking for shells. Well, concerns of time sent us south at the last minute Saturday morning and we decided to make our first stop at Bodie Island. Having just rained and still being very early in the morning, the sun was just beginning to come up when we pulled off hwy 12. Seeing the light as we drove down hwy 12, I was very excited.

When we pulled in, we were treated to this view.
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As we drove around the behind the pines, I was able to capture this one with the light on.
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By this time, the mosquitos were already attacking the Xterra. I guess they like yellow? We then drove around a little further, and captured these two reflection images. Needless to say I was excited to get these.
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It wasn’t long before a number of cars pulled in and blocked all the good views of the lighthouse, so we headed south toward the Creeds Hill LSS.
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Postby Zachary » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:21 pm


Beautiful, Hatteras may be more popular but Bodie Island is definetly more "perfect".
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Postby cawteener » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:33 pm


I agree.

I also loved the reflection shots and was very glad that we were fortunate enough to have received a ton of rain the night before to give us the "props" we needed to get those shots.
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Postby thundermooch » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:50 pm


Thank you so much for sharing. I am soooo "homesick" seeing these, but love them dearly.

And Zachary, I couldn't have said it any better about Bodie. No matter what time of day, this light has always given me beautiful shots! It is a "perfect" light!
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:14 am


Stephen,

What perfectly spectacular light and reflections you've caught. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby Hersh » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:45 pm


I agree with all of you about Bodie, it's one of my very favorites, definitely higher on the list than Hatteras. I so wish I could see it again... With puddles at sunset would be nice. :D Great job.
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