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Monday, April 11, 2011

Travel Photography

   
The Fisherman


When you are traveling do you look for photos that are off the beaten path? Yeah, it’s OK to photograph the usual and you may even do so in different ways with different looks. However, when you come back with that special photo you will be glad you took the time to go off the beaten path.

This photos is an example of what I’m talking about. This was taken on the Eastern end of Jamestown Island. When you come out of the National Park area and start to leave the road leads off to the left out of the parking lot. However, there is a sign showing what is called the Loop Road that goes right out of the parking lot.

There are two Loop Roads from which to choose. If you take the long loop road, which I would suggest you do, you will go to the outer banks of the Jamestown Island. There is a small parking lot there where you can park your vehicle and walk about 50 yards out to the end of the island. You will come out where the Eastern end of the Island comes to rest on the James River as it heads East to the Chesapeake Bay. This area is known as Black Point.

The first time we went out to this area, as soon as we came out onto the beach there was this person off to the right and just standing there fishing. Now how could I resist not taking this photo. For me it was a once in a lifetime photo opportunity as we have been back there numerous times and there has never been anyone else out there fishing.

This is one of our favorite photos from our trips to the Colonial Williamsburg area, as it was quite a surprise to see someone fishing off of Jamestown Island. The big thing is, had we not followed the sign showing the way to the Loop Road we would never have been in the place to even see this setting, had we not changed our plans and decided to go off the beaten path.

By-the-way, this image was created with a little 5MP Point & Shoot camera…