Beached Whale on Carolina Beach.

A small whale washed up on the beach here in Wilmington. It apparently is a Minke Whale. There is no cause of death at the moment, but officials from the local aquarium are picking up the carcass at some point to do a necropsy. The whale was torn up quite a bit, with a huge section of flesh torn out, most likely by sharks. In recent weeks a fairly large great white shark has been spotted, and also a sperm whale, off the southeastern North Carolina coast.

Technical details – I only used flash in one of the images seen here, it should be fairly obvious which one. The others were exposures of around thirty seconds or so, using moonlight and light coming from the boardwalk behind me. This enabled me to almost completely eliminate the yellow police tape and spectators walking around the whale, as well as giving a nice cool blue tone to the picture. I love shooting this way.

Droid photography @ Wrightsville Beach, NC

Greeting fellow photographers and photography lovers. This blog is not yet dead! The photography fire is being re-kindled in me due to the fact that I actually sold a picture a few days ago. I spent most of March and April working for GE in Limerick, PA, but I am home for the summer and I intend to excersize my photography skills quite a bit during this time.

For starters, I went with a photographer friend of mine to Wrightsville Beach. It’s a great area chock full of photo ops. I took my trusty Rebel XSi on the journey, and guess what? The battery was DOA. What a bummer. I had my Motorola Droid X with me which takes pretty decent pictures with the standard camera app, and with a couple of specialized camera apps I have for it I still managed to come away with something interesting. So without further adieu, here are the results of the trip. (Click the image below for the gallery.)

Droid photography expedition – Wrightsville Beach, NC 4/2011