19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Orion Rises Over a Dune in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

This is a shot from an incredibly lucky (lots of passing hazy clouds) and windy outing near Rodanthe, NC in the Outer Banks in November 2019. The other side of this dune looks down on the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. At first, I was a little disappointed by the high clouds/haze, but it ultimately led to a neat halo effect of the prominent stars of Orion.

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Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2021
Photo Location: Rodanthe, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Rex Robichaux