Last week I shot an assignment for OUR STATE MAGAZINE about volunteers in the park working on Cape Lookout National Seashore. This required arranging boat transportation and accommodations on an isolated and uninhabited barrier island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I followed 2 volunteers throughout the day, and also at the same time, was able to capture numerous landscape shots. Since I was also spending the night, I was able to witness a beautiful sunset, then a sunrise the following morning. I also have to add that the mosquito population is like none other you’ve ever seen before. At one point, after shooting early in the morning, I looked down at my tripod-mounted camera to see a hundred mosquitos on it. Lucky for me I was wearing a net over my head, and covered with long clothing, gloves and a generous amount of repellent. Nonetheless, over the last 30 years, Portsmouth Island has always been a wonderful and emotional experience for me. There is no place on earth quite like it.