Sunset in the Outer Banks

It’s often been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Whoever first uttered these words obviously did so before the preponderance of cell phone images and social network photo sharing. I’m a bit old school when it comes to photography. I relish capturing a moment in time and returning to it again and again, discovering new details and observations.

Last weekend, I took this sunset photo along the Currituck Sound in Outer Banks of North Carolina in the town of Duck. During the summer months, Duck’s population explodes with vacationers, but throughout the spring and fall, the place returns back into a sleepy coastal town. As we walked along the boardwalk, the stillness along the water was absolutely deafening. God’s creation was magnified in that moment. Today, I wanted to share a little of that serenity with you.

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Do you ever stop and consider the stories behind photos? What types of images speak to you?

By the way, I’ve added this image to my Photography Shop. There you will find a collection of my work, available for purchase on high quality wall canvases. I have two hanging in my office at work. Recently a coworker commented that they were so beautiful that they looked like oil paintings. These make beautiful additions to any home or office.

Canvas Prints Now Available!


Today, I am excited to launch a new product: the Trail Reflections Canvas Prints Collection. While most of us are passionate about being outdoors, it’s not always possible to be hiking the Great Smoky Mountains or watching the sunset over the water in the Outer Banks.

So this is an opportunity for you to bring the art of the outdoors indoors, whether at home or in the office. These images originate from my professional nature landscape photography collection, made available to you on high quality, ready-to-hang canvases. I have personally taken every image along many of my outdoor treks and adventures.

Don’t worry – I’m not going to hard sell you. 99% of my content has been and will remain free here at Trail Reflections. I am simply providing an opportunity for nature lovers to bring a bit of beauty into the home or office.

For more information on bringing nature into your home or office, head on over to the Photography Shop page. And look for my regular posts to resume on Tuesday!

New Photography Page – The World Through My Lens

Trail Reflections is all about living intentionally along life’s trails. “Trail” doesn’t just refer to life trails, but also speaks to my passion for exploring real paths – whether hiking, biking, or kayaking. So, I want to introduce a new feature to the site – a place that I can share my passion for photography and bring a piece of my adventures back to you. Images convey powerful stories, and I hope these photos offer a sense of what it’s like to be out on the literal trails of life.

Visit the Trail Reflections Photography page.