Travel Photography: These are a few of my favorite things

Ocean Isle Beach, NC [Nikon D5, 28-300mm, ISO 100, ƒ/5.3, 1/640]
Travel photography is often just catching those elements that create a desire for the place. Often people put up in their homes and offices photos and paintings of these places as a way for them to escape for a moment by just soaking in the image.

The pier at Ocean Isle Beach, NC [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 1/500]
The key to capturing these moment’s of solitude are they have to first have this impact on you. You must first be moved and relaxed. Then from this experience you frame the situation to help capture that feeling which brings peace into your life.

Seagull at Ocean Isle Beach, NC [Nikon D5, 28-300mm, ISO 360, ƒ/5.6, 1/4000]
For me a bird in flight captures total freedom and ability to soar. I often think about how in the Bible the dove was used to symbolize the Holy Spirit.

Luke 3:21-22
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

You often see artists who will put scripture with their work. It is how they are often moved not just to a peaceful moment, but one that has deeper meaning for them. It was a spiritual moment.

Rainy day at Ocean Isle Beach, NC [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm, ISO 900, ƒ/22, 1/100]
For me raindrops on windows reminds me of the musical Sound of Music.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things.

Travel photography is capturing “My Favorite Things” that I hope will be your’s as well. If I do my job well then you too will want to vacation at Ocean Isle, North Carolina.

Pier at Ocean Isle Beach, NC [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 1/200]