The hardest part of shooting this one was getting up and over to Manteo before sunrise!
But as usual the early bird gets the worm; or at least a nice image! This was done by shooting 4 images at different exposures, from way over exposed to way underexposed. This gave me all the tones from the deep shadows to the brightest highlights. The shots were merged in an HDR (high dynamic range) program and the finish editing done in Photoshop. The little lighthouse is the replica Roanoke Marshes Light which sat on plies in the sound south of Wanchese.
I hope you enjoy it,