Along the North Carolina coast a series of barrier Islands known as the Outer Banks just about completely block access to the mainland, presenting an intricate labyrinth of inlets, sounds, and hazards. As if that weren't enough, two opposite and opposing currents collide, the cold arctic south flowing Labrador Current and the north-flowing warm Gulf Current, resulting in rough waters and unpredictable currents. Shallow sandbars form, known as the Diamond Shoals, creating a minefield for marine navigators. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau lists some three-thousand plus shipwrecks along the stretch of coast from Kitty Hawk to Ocracoke since records began. The sunrise setup on this morning was out of this world--a moment when, despite the preparation and planning, you're still stunned to be in the right place to capture something amazing!