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Emerald Isle Sun, Sand, Surf & Sky by Gene Walls
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This image was snapped “hand-held” from the beautiful seashore of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, USA, on September 13th, 2012. It was shot with a Canon EOS 30D camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 40mm focal length. The aperture was @ f/4 with a 1/3200 sec exposure, ISO 100. A CP filter was mounted on the lens.

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This was an absolutely perfect late summer day at the North Carolina seashore. The amazingly warm ocean waters were incredibly calm, especially considering that an offshore hurricane had just drifted past this area a few days earlier. There was a slight onshore breeze, gently coaxing the playful surf up onto the wide sandy beach. This photo reveals the closest thing to a breaking wave that we experienced during our entire visit to the Outer Banks.

Looking out at the open ocean from this spot, I was awestruck by the most gorgeous blue-green seawater that I had ever seen from any U.S. Atlantic shoreline! It actually looked more like the Gulf of Mexico, but it truly was the big bad Atlantic, behaving like a well mannered friend.

© 2012 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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Comments

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks, Audrey!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Thank you very much, John!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • This is a wonderful honor, Pop"s! Thank you!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Raider6569
    Raider6569over 2 years ago

    Wonderful colors Gene!

  • It’s so easy to see why they named this place “Emerald Isle”, isn’t it? I couldn’t stop saying “look at those amazing colors” to my friends and my wife. I think they were ready to smack me if I said it one more time. I’m sure it helped a lot that the weather was absolutely perfect during our visit.

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 2 years ago

  • I’m totally thrilled to see this photo Featured in “Americas Rural, Urban, Wild & Free”! Thank you sooo much for this wonderful honor!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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