Early on, I was going to title this something really boring, like, “Kayaks at Cape Lookout.”
While not the most outstanding of images, it does reveal a bit more about our lives and interests, and I don’t suppose that’s a bad thing to do at this point. In fact, only yesterday, Barbara Youngelson wrote a comment on my blog that seemed interestingly coincidental: “It’s so cool when we learn a little about the photographer/artist through his work.” How could she have known I was going to post this?
Following up on the last two images of the wild ponies at Shackleford Banks (NC), I thought I’d put up a picture of the boats that take us to the places we love so well. (Well, you can’t see Susan’s kayak, but it’s much like mine, only firecracker red and yellow.) These kayaks have taken us through many interesting adventures, visiting the Okefenokee Swamp on many occasions, the Florida Everglades, Key West, the Gulf Coast, as well as many more local trips along the rivers and sounds of NC.
In the background is the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, one of nine lighthouses and two light towers that grace the shoreline of North Carolina. They’re fun to visit, fun to climb, and serve as impressive backdrops to a day on the water. It’s also challenging to try to time the light for the picture… 12 seconds.
For those interested in such things, the boats are both made by Perception (now Harmony, I believe), and are gel coat over Kevlar with solid bulkheads, about 17′ long. The ‘Shadow’ in back is just a bit shorter than the ‘Eclipse’ in front. I think one of the best things about them is that they can take you places where other boats can’t go… we can still navigate even when the water is only about 6 inches deep. You’ll… umm… see that coming up soon.
Hand-held single exposure, Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 70mm, ISO 100, f/11, 1/200s