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Jennette's Compass Rose PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dan Beauvais   
Saturday, 30 November 2013 13:07

The bronze compass rose embedded in the deck of Jennette's Pier, Nags Head, NC, at sunrise. I deliberately exaggerated the perspective by shooting just inches above the deck, using an extreme wide angle lens.

This image is available as prints, gifts, or for licensing here.

Inspired Holiday Cards from Artists, Not Box Stores PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dan Beauvais   
Friday, 29 November 2013 19:49

It's Christmas card time!  Are you looking for more than the same forgettable look-alike cards from the big box store?

Consider cards offered by independent artists.  The independent artist will only produce passionate artwork.  It will be the finest they have to offer, executed with every bit of skill they can muster, because their pride is on every card.  Their soul is in their work - it will not be an impersonal generic design.

Your town probably has somebody offering cards featuring local interest.  Check your local art gallery.  Or see if an artist that you follow on Facebook or elsewhere on the web may offer designs that will appeal to you.  After all, you do share enough interests that you follow them!

Since cards from independent artists are produced in small quantities, and often on demand, they are sure to be pretty unique!  Your loved ones will not receive this card from multiple people.

By purchasing greeting cards from independent artists, you will encourage them to continue producing art reflecting their unique vision, and thus providing you with choices that are anything but ordinary.  Rather than augmenting a CEO's bonus, the money you spend will benefit the artist.  It will help fund the training, materials, and equipment necessary for them to execute their craft and pursue and share their passion.

I have assembled a gallery of Christmas images, suitable for Christmas cards.  Some are specific to Christmastime on the Outer Banks.  These, or any of my images, are available as high quality greeting cards.  You may order directly from my web gallery.

I would grateful if you chose my work to share with your loved ones.  But whether me, or somebody else, please support a deserving independent artist!

Monument to a Century of Flight PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dan Beauvais   
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 23:24

A study of the details in the Monument to a Century of Flight, in Kitty Hawk, NC. The monument's essential structure consists of fourteen wing-shaped stainless steel pylons ascending in height from 10 feet to 20 feet in an orbit of 120 feet, the distance traveled by the brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright in their historic first flight on December 17, 1903.

The stainless steel surfaces are etched in seemingly random swirls.  These etchings reflect the light striking the surface, creating jewel-like glows.  The hilltop monument is a wonderful place for quiet introspection.  I find it a visual delight, and challenging and rewarding photo subject.

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Faded Beauty 6393 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dan Beauvais   
Monday, 15 July 2013 22:22

We often concentrate of the top and front side of flowers. But the backs and bottoms have beauty of their own. I love the graceful curve on this stem of this faded flower.

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Inspire Your Creativity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dan Beauvais   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 20:42

Inspire your creativity!  Hone your skills!  And bring home some awesome photos!

My buddy Dan Waters and I love to help you achieve these goals through Outer Banks Photo Workshops.  We offer very affordable sunrise and sunset workshops, or one-on-one workshops tailored to your needs.

This photo of Avalon Pier is one I made with participants on one of our sunrise workshops.  Want to join us?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 21:26
Kirby Chambliss 8577 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dan Beauvais   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 15:24

Kirby Chambliss and his Red Bull Zivko Edge 540.  Chambliss is a five-time US National Aerobatic Champion, and 2004 & 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Champion.

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