As usual, our resident expert for this workshop was Steve Alterman. He and his wife Lynn live on the Outer Banks and he has a wonderful book on the islands called Outer Banks Edge.
The weather for the workshop was unbelievable, sunny and warm each day. It was also Bike Week on the Outer Banks and there were motorcycles everywhere. Except for the occasional difficultly with outside conversations, the bikes weren’t really a problem.
The Outer Banks are famous for the their lighthouses and we visited all four available ones. As an added bonus, each one was sporting fresh paint for the upcoming summer season.
After the obvious lighthouse images, I started looking for some that were a little harder to find and different.
The Outer Banks also has many sand dunes with fantastic designs and patterns for photos. Jockey Ridge State Park sports some of the best dunes found any where.
Because of the narrow strip of land that defines the Banks, sunrises and sunsets over water are both available, using the ocean to the east and the sound to the west.
We also encountered many species of birds during our weekend.
This year’s workshop offered outstanding images each day and had the best weather of any workshop at the Outer Banks so far.