Posts in Shorelines
A Day at the Beach in Capitola

Since moving to California, we haven’t spent too many days at the beach, our weekends have been full of hiking and other adventures. With the bugs being too brutal to survive a night in the mountains, we decided to trade our boots for flip flops and set up camp on a patch of sand. We’d heard about the cute little town of Capitola, so we plugged that in to Google maps and headed west.

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On the Beach in Frisco | Outer Banks Photography

Some days the colors on the beach are just out of a painting.  In the summer, washed out skies are the norm, caused by high humidity and temperatures.  But this beach day in Frisco was perfection.  The sky was the perfect color blue, the dune grasses were illuminated with the mid day sun, and the sand was perfectly sandy.  If I didn't know better, I'd have thought it was all created with a paintbrush.

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An Deceivingly Windy Beach Day | Outer Banks Landscape Photography

It was one of those days that looked like the perfect beach day.  A brilliant blue sky, just enough clouds to offer a little reprieve from the sun, and the perfect temperature for mid-July.  But one step out from behind the dunes revealed strong gusting winds, blasting sand, and a beach covered in texture.  I hid behind a dune just long enough to snap a few photographs and then ran back to the shelter of the neighborhood streets.

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A Sunset Worthy of a U Turn | Outer Banks Landscape Photography

Some sunsets are worth making a u-turn.  I had just finished up a family portrait session in Avon when we passed this sunset sky.  Forrest made a quick u-turn and we rushed to the beach to watch in awe as the sky filled with orange and red over the skill Pamlico Sound.  There wasn't much time, so I only grabbed a couple of photographs, but it was the kind of sunset that sears itself into your mind for months to come.

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