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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:50 PM

47 and 1/2 years ago I left MCAS Cherry Point, NC and the New Bern area, a 21 year old headed home to start the rest of his life.  Saturday I returned to visit a friend who has retired to NB.  On Sunday we went out to my favorite place in the area, Fort Macon.  


As a young Marine with a TLR Mamiya I spent a lot of time out there and had captured a great image of a doorway.  I believe I have posted it here earlier.  My mission Sunday was to replicate that shot in digital.  I found the chamber in the fort was better lit.  It seems since 1970 they opened up the gun ports to let light in.  With the help of Photoshop I have managed to duplicate the original shot along with some other great images.


Using the D750 I shot it twice, once with a Tokina 24-40 2.8 MF and once with an old 24-80 3.5

Tokina version

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Nikon version

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There is different compo and processing but they are very close to the original.


To see other shots from the weekend visit my website 


I was very pleased to see how nice the fort was.  Many improvements and good maintenance makes this park a gem.  Besides the fort there is a big beach area and picnic grounds.  I recommend it to anyone visiting the Outer Banks.

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