New Work: After Hours on Ocracoke


It’s been a bit of a whirlwind this year with my dog photography business beginning to take off. I’m grateful for that and excited to see where it goes. I’m having a ball photographing animals but my heart still yearns for photographing wide open spaces – especially with water and fog. If you hadn’t noticed, I have a type…

A few weeks ago, I headed back to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a little R&R with my family. The moon was scheduled to be full during our visit so one evening after dinner, we headed for the beach – tripod + timer in hand.

I’ve never been one to photograph the moon in the classic sense – big and bold. Other photographers do that and do it very well. My approach is more about the feeling I get in its presence. That night on the beach was magical. The only people we saw were hundreds of yards away quietly enjoying a small bonfire. The clouds shifted over us obscuring the moon at times and the ocean was relatively calm. We spent about an hour making pictures before we were driven out by mosquitos.

I see some large prints in my future and a few may end up in my ongoing Oceans project. What do you think?


Long-exposure selfie! David couldn’t help swatting mosquitos…


Happy Spring + Summer, all! ~Hannele



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