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Often Photographed, Never Boring

Cape Lookout, NC


Today's photo is the oft-photographed Cape Lookout lighthouse. The problem with shooting something that is photographed as much as this is, really isn't a problem at all. To get a unique shot, you're forced to reevaluate the scene rather than just start snapping away like everyone else. Rather than shoot from close up like usual, I decided to shoot from the beach. I walked down the dune until I found a nice little break in the sea oats that would make for some great leading lines to the (now not so dominant) lighthouse. The focal point of the shot changed here from the lighthouse (which is still really what this shot is 'of') to the path leading into the dunes. The fact that the viewer's eyes can wander is why I love landscape photography and why I rarely shoot with anything other than a wide angle lens. Hope you enjoy!


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©2011 Zach Frailey


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Taken on August 11, 2011