This was the last North Carolina Lighthouses for me to photograph. I would really like to go back and take pictures of the others sometime. We arrived at Currituck just in time for the “golden hours” and the golden light from the sun created a great glow on the bricks.
My uncle Mark took me up in his plane with my dad and sister a couple of weekends ago. We flew for about an hour and reached Kitty Hawk to First in Flight Airport where the Wright Brothers first took flight. From there we flew down the length of the Outer Banks, all the way to Cape Lookout. On the way we flew over Cape Hatteras, Okracoke, and Cape Lookout lighthouses. We also traveled over Croatan Naitonal Forest. This trip was nicely timed right after a snow storm so there was still some snow on the ground at Cape Lookout. The pictures turned out well when I was able to avoid the glare from the window.
During our stay at Ocracoke I went to take pictures of the light house two times, once during sunset and once during the night. I like taking pictures at this time of day, rather night, just because of the lighting. Almost all of these pictures I took after the sun had gone down. I’m still experimenting with my new camera so a few pictures turned out grainy, but I really like the results.