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Alistair Nicol
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"Guiding Light"
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina

I just returned from a much needed 10 day trip to the Outer Banks. +Tommy White and I kicked off the trip with our highly anticipated +Mountains To Sea Workshops  OBX Workshop with guest instructor +Athena Carey.  It was a blast and our group explored ancient lighthouses, dilapidated piers and marsh and dune scenes under some fantastic light. We also had some great meals together chatting about photography and laughing together. Good friendships were made and I hope that we all can stay in touch through the magic of social media and email before the next opportunity to meet again.
After the workshop my family moved our camp down from the Nags Head area to Frisco a little town in the heart of Cape Hatteras very near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. +Josh Carlisle  couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get away for a bit and drive the 9 hours for a few photographs so he met up with me and we headed out to photograph this iconic Light.

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Just returned from there myself, fantastic job!
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It's only the beginning of summer and yet it feels like the dog days already. At times like this I like to hop in the creek and cool off. :)

How are you staying cool?
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Happy Wednesday everybody.
I hope you had a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend and got time to cherish your loved ones and celebrate our armed forces. I had a great weekend and am getting ready to head into the hills for a spell.
Enjoy this Smoky Sunset!
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Gorgeous Alistair! Love the mist in the valley!
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"Bathed in Light"
Lincove Viaduct along the Blue Ridge Parkway 

This is one of our favorite spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway or BRP for short. The morning light streams across the valley and lights up all the ridges as it winds its way across the escarpment driving away the dark.
Up on top of Rough Ridge you get the best view and it's only a short but fairly steep hike up from the Parkway.  This was from last fall during our Fall Workshop and our guests were treated to a phenomenal sunrise. Signups are underway for this years event and in addition we have a Fall Waterfalls Workshop available.

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Do you prefer mountain vistas or waterfalls?
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"Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Happy 4th of July!!

Hope you see some fireworks today. ;)
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Hum, I changed my picture and now you don't know me unless I mention the "have tree will travel" with the bag o' tree. 
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This past Saturday I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at the Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend near Blowing Rock, NC.

What an engaging group of folks we had. It was really fun to show a few of my images and talk about the process to capture them and even a little bit about processing. There isn't a better way to celebrate my birthday weekend than on Grandfather Mountain.

Big shoutout to +Michael Shainblum for letting me show his timelapse video Into the Atmosphere to kick off the discussion. Check out that inspirational work over at

Here is one of the star trails that I displayed. It is so much fun to see star trails develop in front of your eyes on the screen.
I put together a list of all the topics discussed last night and some links to key resources. If you are interested head over to…/
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A stormy and windswept moment on Kiawah Island
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"Steadfast Resplendence"
Edisto Island, SC

“Be like the cliff against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it.” 
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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A new day dawns
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Thank you all and have a great day,evening, night
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I am an award winning fine art photographer and educator based in Charleston, South Carolina. I was born in Cape Town South Africa, and developed a love for both the ocean and the mountains at a young age. My thirst for adventure started early hiking and exploring Table Mountain and surfing the many beaches. Capturing and remembering this incredible world has always been my passion.

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Together with Tommy White I teach landscape photography through Mountains To Sea Workshops. Mountains to Sea Workshops is dedicated to providing the highest quality photography instruction and is designed for the outdoor landscape and nature photographer, from those just starting out to those that have been shooting for years.  Stop on by to see where we are headed next. 
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