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Jeff Miller

Where are you based?
Sterling, Virginia

When did you take the photograph?
July 26, 2012 at 9 AM

What equipment did you use?
Nikon D200, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.4, Nik Silver Effects Pro for conversion to B&W

Please describe how you got this photo.
I have been going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina since I was little. Over the years I have taken many photos of the the Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station. It is just across the Oregon Inlet Bridge and sits in a wilderness area surrounded by the sand dunes and beach grasses. The building was restored a few years ago but it currently is not open to visitors and there isn’t even a real parking lot nearby. On this day it was overcast and I knelt down in the sand to frame the building between the little dunes and the grass. The sun was coming up over the ocean about a hundred yards behind me.

{loadposition inpage} Did you use any special techniques?
When it came to processing I used Silver Effects Pro to convert the color image to B&W. I added a little darkness in the sky and a little light in the sand in the foreground.

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