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Nelsonfoto Re-post, October 2009: Chincoteague Island

Postby jamesmck » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:06 pm

Following the lead of GrahamS, below is a Nelsonfoto post from October 2009. Sorry, I don't have a copy of comments.
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Last weekend, two geographic bachelors (Dennis Gallus and James McKearney) decided to take advantage of a beautiful weekend by driving from Washington DC to Chincoteague, VA. This joint post is a brief photo record of our trip.

Rather than stick to the main roads, we crossed the Wicomico river via the Whitehaven Ferry. We were amused by the defiant seagulls on the pilings.

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Dennis, D200, 200mm/4 AI

We though that we would have plenty of time to reach Chincoteague, check in, have a beer and then shoot the sunset. Unfortunately, this is the traffic that awaited us on the causeway.

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Dennis, D200, 200mm/4 AI

We pulled off to a small boat launch area and managed some sunset shots. The traffic jam was fortunate, as this is where we got the best sunsets of the trip:

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James, Pentax K100D, 18-55mm kit lens

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Dennis, D200, 18-55mm kit lens

We were up at 0600 Saturday to take advantage of the sunrise. Unfortunately, it was raining out, and the mosquitoes were blood-thirsty. We went to the beach and then walked around town, talking to some of the townfolks.

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James, Pentax K100D, kit lens

Later, we took photos of crab pots and fishing boats. The lighting was subdued at best, but we got a few interesting shots.

A motorized prehistoric monster (dredge):
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James, Pentax K100D, kit lens

An interesting enticement, yet when we found the boat it was unoccupied:
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James, Pentax K100D, kit lens

Saturday’s sunset was a non-event. We battled mosquitoes and persevered, and finally got a beautiful afterglow about 15 minutes after sunset. The Assateague lighthouse shows in the first shot. The blue glow in the second shot was a marsh directly across from this.

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Dennis, D200, 18-55mm kit lens

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James, Pentax K100D, kit lens

Saturday night, we split a half-peck of fresh Chincoteague oysters on the half-shell. Chincoteague oysters are famous for their saltiness, which probably accounted for the number of adult beverages that we consumed. But we were up and in place well before sun-up, on Sunday, and it was a good sunrise:

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James, Pentax K100D, kit lens

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Dennis, D200, 18-55mm kit lens

Later, we walked the beach in bright sun.

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James, Nettar 517/16, Fuji Reala

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Dennis, OM-10, 35-70mm/3.5 zoom

All too soon, we were headed back home on Sunday afternoon. We did pause for an old general store in Quantico, MD and for a Church ruin near Easton, MD.

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Dennis, OM-10, 35-70mm/3.5 zoom

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Dennis, D200, 18-55mm kit lens
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Re: Nelsonfoto Re-post, October 2009: Chincoteague Island

Postby Dennis Gallus » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:50 pm

James,

It's good to see this post again. I'm glad that you had the text and we were both able to add the photos.

Thanks for posting,
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Re: Nelsonfoto Re-post, October 2009: Chincoteague Island

Postby GrahamS » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:57 am

Great post and good memories - Thanks for joining in James.
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