Trout and puppy drum fishing has been good in the sound lately. My brother and I have been getting on it almost every day at 5AM for a few hours. Great way to start the morning. So nice having world class fishing less than a minute from your house. Here’s a photo I grabbed this morning of a puppy drum Dave caught. Beautiful fish. We’re all about catch, photo, release.
Scored the Perfect Day spread in new June 2013 issue of Surfer Magazine. It was about as good as it gets in my book. I’d been swimming for a few hours and forced myself to get out and shoot a couple lineups from the beach. I was running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off trying to take advantage of the perfect conditions and golden light, which is a rare combo on the Outer Banks. It’s usually one or the other. All of the elements finally came together here.
Put a new pump and fresh water in our pond in the backyard this weekend. Checked on it yesterday afternoon to find a dozen frogs mating and laying thousands of eggs. One of them was surprisingly vocal considering it was still daytime. I hear them often but rarely see them in action letting it all out. Grabbed my camera with macro lens and shot a few photos. Spring is in the air.
Here’s a few images from David & Erika’s wedding this weekend at Jennette’s Pier. It was a pleasure working with Audra and her team from 1587. What a beautiful day and a great start to our 2013 wedding season!
The Great Egret, also known as Common Egret, Great White Egret, or Great White Heron, is a fairly common bird found in wetlands along the Outer Banks. I enjoy watching them wade through shallow water using their long yellow bills to quickly jab their prey. I photographed this egret hunting behind the Whalehead Club recently. He was quite skittish, but I managed to get a few images before he took off. Shot with my 5D Mark 3 and 300mm F4.