Our annual father's day photography adventure had to be postponed. I had job come up last minute so we did our trip a week later. We took Dad's brand new hybrid Lincoln to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. From the mainland you can pretty much drive down to Ocracoke. They have national parks, Wright Brothers stuff and lighthouses. There are also wild horses. It was easy to find a few of them but once we rented a Jeep we could drive down the beach and it seemed like they were everywhere.
We have gotten a lot better at the routine of scouting an area and returning when the light has improved. We spent the first day driving down then back op the archipelago. Bodie island lighthouse was the first one we saw. I like how it looks with all the scaffolding. It is like a rocket on the launch pad. I wanted to shoot it with a sunset kind of look, warm light, colorful clouds, exactly what you would see on a post card, but with the scaffolding and construction equipment. There are plenty of pictures out there of the clean Bodie Island Lighthouse.
When a storm ran us off the beach I knew exactly where to go. We found Bodie Island Lighthouse right on the edge of the oncoming storm. The sky was amazing. The thick clouds were only allowing light in from one side at an interesting angle. It was not the shot I had planned on but it was great. I worked with the kind of ominous feel with the weather and scaffolding. When the storm caught up with us, we went and got some of the best barbecue I have ever had at PigmanÕs.