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OBX 2015 Adventures

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by gryphon1911, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Started off the week in full swing, great weather!

    Hit a few snags though:

    1) 7 reported shark attacks close to our area
    2) heavy storms have come in which cut our dolphin boat tour short(rescheduled for another day)
    3) Raining so bad that the roads are not safe to drive on and the condo we are staying at has a fault in the fire alarm system. It has been going off for the last 2 hours intermittently. The fire marshal is actively looking for a solution. He told us that the system got exposed to water and keeps shorting, reported as an alarm box pull.

    Despite all that, we are not letting it get us down. We are sitting around, enjoying some downtime while the thunderstorm passes through.

    I started looking at some of the images from my time here. We are in the Kill Devil Hills area of NC. The beaches here are great for surfing. Every morning there are roughly around 10-20 surfers, paddleboarders, wakeboarders out.

    Here is one shot that I got. Not sure how they will look as I am editing on my Chromebook and the screen is not calibrated. I'm trying to go off the editors histogram. I think the below shot might be a tad bit under exposed.

    Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II & Oly 75-300/4.8-6.7 II
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    OBX Super Hero Squad
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    The family and I at our favorite dessert place, Booty Treats. They mix flavored shaved ices with a Dippin Dots type ice cream.
    Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II & Oly 9mm f/8 Fisheye
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    Young Fishermen on Nags Head Pier
    Fuji X100T
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    My wife during our walk on Nags Head Pier
    I think I had this set to classic chrome film simulation...
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  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Very cool - the surfer looks perfect, and a nice portrait to close out. I used to do surfers on the West Coast, but haven't done any here. Let's see if I can upload one.... BTW, these were taken with a P&S digicam from circa 2003.


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  3. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

    538
    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Nice ones Dale!

    The water temp dropped quite a bit yesterday, into the high 50's to low 60's, so surfers were wearing wetsuits then. Not today though! :D
     
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  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

    538
    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II & Oly 75-300/4.8-6.7 II

    My morning buddy, greeted me every day I would wake up and relaxed on the balcony.
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    Someone else likes the same brand of donuts as Homer Simpson.
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    Speedo Season
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