Andrew Klein  

Outer Banks Reeds by Andrew Klein

September 2021 - Outer Banks Reeds

About the Image(s)

The North Carolina Outer Banks is a favorite spot. The wind, waves, ever shifting sand, and human intrusion change the place every time we go. On the sound side (vs. the ocean side) of the narrow strip of land that is the Outer Banks sun sets producing the brilliant color seen here. The reeds lit up, along with the skeleton of the driftwood-tree, covered with the mold that will devour it over time. And then the kingfisher landed. The blue-black, and white bird was a great contrast to the sunset colors. To me, its small size to the majesty and power of the reeds and driftwood. I hope you do, too.

Shot with a Nikon SLR with a 70-200 zoom and ISO 200 slide film.

7 comments posted

Kathleen Colligan
Such a lovely photo catching the golden reeds lit up during those the magic moments. Catching that elusive Belted Kingfisher makes this photo even more special. I love hearing their rattle sound but so challenging catching a photo of them. The reflections of the reeds in the water add to this too.   Posted: 09/02/2021 20:01:25

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Thank you   Posted: 09/02/2021 20:17:00

Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
wow what colors , beautifully captured , Kathleen is right getting the bird in this frame is the cherry on top . We dont see this variety of KF in my country. I think we get around 12 types of Kingfishers in India.
  Posted: 09/02/2021 22:52:12

Keith Francis   Keith Francis
Love the warm orange tones of the sunset. While I agree with the comments about the bird, my fav part is the tree skeleton. I love the shape and how it stretches across the image. It adds interest to the image. Very nice!   Posted: 09/03/2021 09:21:31

Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
It's nice to see someone actually shooting film!

This is a really beautiful shot. I especially love how you captured the tree skeleton. As for the bird, had you not mentioned it I would not have seen it in the shot.

Awesome composition and color!

I am curious - which Nikon SLR did you shoot with and was he film Ektachrome, Kodachrome, or Fuji? If I were to guess, I would say either Fuji or Kodachrome.   Posted: 09/03/2021 13:18:53
Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Kodak Kodachrome for this. I think it was a Nikon D3200   Posted: 09/03/2021 14:17:50

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Very nice images, the colors are great and the image POPs. Good job.   Posted: 09/11/2021 16:24:30


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