These posts held the sand fences that helped build up the sand dunes along the beach. The northeaster storm that moved up the East U.S. coast washed out about half of the dunes here. Not as bad as other locations where houses were destroyed.

November 14, 2009
Corolla, North Carolina

Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-55VR, 35 mm, F/6.3, 1/640 sec., ISO 200

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ocean, storm, beach, fence, sand, dune, northeaster, north carolina, outer banks


  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    great shot well composed and lovely details

  • Thank you Martina.

    – NikonJohn

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 4 years ago

    Well captured! Wow… lots of sand gone!

  • Thanks! Yes, the tide and waves were very high.

    – NikonJohn

  • Elspeth  McClanahan
    Elspeth McCla...over 4 years ago

    One of the more Powerful images I have seen. beautifully taken.

  • Yes, thank you again.

    – NikonJohn

  • Thomas Anderson
    Thomas Andersonover 4 years ago

    Nice lines, the overcast sky really works with this photo!

  • Yes, it was still cloudy and misty two days after the storm hit. Thanks so much for the watch!

    – NikonJohn

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Amazing capture!

  • Thanks Kim!

    – NikonJohn

  • Jeff Notti
    Jeff Nottiover 4 years ago

    great beach shot

  • Thanks Jeff! It was quite a sight.

    – NikonJohn

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! This is an invitation to enter your image in the Challenge “Hedges & Fences” wishing you good luck and have a beautiful day. Shirley

  • Thank you so much!

    – NikonJohn

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    You are welcome John. Have a beautiful day. Shirley

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