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Orcacoke Island Lighthouse

Photographer: Aaron Cress
Location: Outer Banks, NC
Date: June, 2011

This image was made around midnight on Orcacoke Island after a thunderstorm. Lighting was still flashing over the sound and the goal was to try and capture lighting over open water but without a clear view my goals changed. With the summer heat, even at midnight, the rain was evaporating and creating a haze where the lighthouse beacon could be clearly seen slicing through the night sky. The reflection of the beam glistened off the jet black puddles on the ground and walkway as the light crossed over.

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