Khürt Williams

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I wanted to capture one of the spectacular OBX sunsets that I had heard so much about. But this was a family vacation and my wife insisted that I be home for the extended family dinners we had planned. Based on my estimates there wasn’t time to eat dinner and still make it somewhere to set up the tripod and camera for a sunset shoot. But …. on the fourth night the families decided that perhaps we each needed some individual family time. I convinced my family that we should eat nearby. The Rodanthe Pier would only be a few minutes drive and I would have time after dinner for some sunset photography. We decided to eat at St. Waves Seafood & Steak. But … our venue turned out to be disappointing[^1] so we grabbed some deli sandwiches from The Waves Market next door. I had read that sunsets in the OBX are spectacular, especially on the bay side, and given that I now had a lot more time, I drove to Clark’s Bay. We found a picnic area with seating and an excellent view of the bay. We ate and talked about how much we were enjoying the vacation. This didn’t last long because at the start of the golden hour, the beach was suddenly over-run with the evening sand fleas that started to chew on Bhavana and my daughter, Kiran. Interestingly my son, Shaan, and I were not affected. My wife and kids escaped to the safety of the car and I was left by myself to think about where I would setup for the shoot. While my family sat safely in the car I setup the camera in several spots, capturing images each time. But it wasn’t until just before sunset that I found this viewpoint. I think this is the best of the series of images I took that evening. #sunset #obx #bay #clarksbay #outerbanks #northcarolina #nikon #obx2015

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