I was recently at Wancheese NC on the Outer Banks, teaching a private photo workshop when we spotted this retriever playing fetch with a fishermen unloading his catch. The fishermen would throw a fish in the water and the retriever would dive in get the fish then swim around to the boat ramp and bring it back to the fishermen. The retriever had obviously played this game many times. We hung around and photograph the fishermen untangling the catch from the net, the retriever playing fetch, and some close-ups pattern shots of all the fish caught. It was nice of the fishermen to let us photograph them while they were working.
Wanchese Harbor is a great photo destination. It is a real working fishing village located on Roanoke Island. You can expect to photograph everything from stacked up crab baskets, old rusty fishing trawler’s, colorful buoys, fishermen at work, and a multitude of close up photo opportunities. It is a little off the beaten path and most of the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Outer Banks don’t know it exists. It is well worth the 20 min. drive from the beach. I also recommend having lunch or dinner at the Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant overlooking the Wancheeses Harbor.