Before it Disappears: Abandoned Frisco Pier
A couple of weeks ago hubs and I went on an adventure to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I had a couple of photographic goals – one of which was photographing the Frisco Pier on Hatteras Island. It is slated to be demolished this fall and I had to see it before it was gone.
I stumbled across this gem via Russell Pugh Photography’s Instagram feed (@russell_pugh_photography) who photographed the Frisco Pier at night with the Milky Way. I was instantly captivated by this structure that had fallen into extreme disrepair.
The Frisco Pier was built in 1962 and abandoned in 2008. In 2010 Hurricane Earl cause extensive damage. The National Park Service purchased the pier in 2013. It is slated to be demolished this fall.
I was in my happy place photographing this beauty – barefoot on the beach with my camera. It doesn’t get any better than that!
As you can tell from the drama in the sky a storm was rolling in and the wind was fierce! I stayed out there as long as I could, but decided to head back to the car once I started feeling sprinkles. I’m glad we took off when we did because within the hour the heavens opened up and we got some serious rain.
All of the photographs in this series were captured with my tripod mounted Canon 6D and 16-35mm Lens. I made use of my 6-stop and 10-stop ND filters to get the long exposures during the day.
Processing was done in Lightroom, Photoshop, and On1 Photo RAW.
I’m so glad I got to see/photograph the Frisco Pier before it is gone forever!
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it’s still here ! september 2021
Really? I’m so glad! I’d heard it had been torn down a couple of years ago. Would love to see some recent photos on how it has changed!