Sunday, July 27, 2008

Outer Banks, Time Exposure of Shells

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OBX Shells

The cottage we stay at Avon, on the North Carolina Outer Banks, is obviously a popular rental for parents of young children. We found these shells and other found items from the beach carefully arranged between two panels of boardwalk leading from the house. The pink plastic bracelet probably wasn’t from the beach.

This was shot at night, on Fuji NPX-160 film, using a Rapid-Omega 100 camera with Koni-Omega 60 mm lens. The 6X7 cm negative was scanned. This was a time exposure, determined by the amount of time it took to paint the subject with light from a small flashlight. As you can tell from the shadows, the flashlight was mostly used from the right side, although the boardwalk was lit with it from above.


David said...

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Ed Deasy said...


I'm the shell photographer from above. Your comment looks a bit like a combined advert and post, but I have to agree with you. The Outer Banks is wonderful.
The beach house where the shells were above was built in the 1950's and was one of the earliest that were "beach side." Cable, no wireless, which we like. Why bother when there's beach in just about any direction you head.


Sarah said...

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Hope to hear from you :)