FOURTH OF JULY /MT HOPE BRIDGE

I wanted to photograph the Mt. Hope Bridge in Bristol in its Fourth of July splendor. Friday morning I went down around 4.00am and explored both sides of the Bridge. I decided to shoot from a spot on the Warren RI side. The DOT workers were taking down the giant American Flag from the center pillar as I went past but the Bridge looked great in its Red, White, and Blue necklace lights. The air was very still and the mosquitos were out in force. I spayed myself down and set up. I was shooting away trying different angles and compositions when I looked over my shoulder.

Remembering the mantra from my mentor Don Toothaker always look behind you. I saw a foggy sunrise beginning to develop. I moved over to the old pier and starting shooting the sky and surrounding landscape.I was going back and forth as the sunrise developed and the sky turned pick and orange all around me. I tried to show how beautiful and still the scene presented itself to me. I was joined on the pier by two fisherman who were determined to try their luck.It was a great start to a great day.

SALISBURY BEACH STATE RESERVATION

This morning I got up at 1.00am and headed to Plum Island in Newburyport MA to shoot a sunrise. I had done some research and found several images by my friend Bob Ring that inspired me to try this area. After taking care of some housekeeping issues I arrived in Newburyport at about 3:40am. I tried a couple of locations and found that they were restricted or closed. When I tried to get into the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge I found the gates locked. Checking my location via Google I found Salisbury Beach State Reservation about 20 minutes away. I arrived to find the predawn sky already in progress. I had the beach to my self and set up with my two Nikons and remotes. The equipment worked well and I shot until 5:30 am. I was treated to a great sunrise and did my best to document it.Here are some of the images I captured.

NARRAGANSSETT SUNSET.

Saturday afternoon I took my daughter Kellie and grandson Cole down to Pt. Judith in Narraganssett. Cole wanted to try fishing and I wanted to shoot the sunset. When we arrived we were surprised by the fishing area being fenced off for some reconstruction of the area to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy. It was a short walk on the public access path to the shoreline . I am looking forward to knee replacement surgery in June so my mobility is limited. While Cole and Kellie tried fishing, I managed to take a few images to share with you.

Boston After Dark

On a warm July evening I attended a photowalk sponsored by Hunt’s Photo on the Fan Pier in Boston. We traveled along the waterfront from the Barking Crab to the Liberty Ship where the Boston Tea Party occurred. We shot images from Fan Pier from sunset through dark. The walk finished up at the Fort Point Park at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Sculpture. The images were captured during my stroll.

Images On Exhibit

I currently have two images on exhibit in the Newport Public Library which were taken during our summer photo walks. The photo of the MGTD was taken near the Jane Picken’s Theater in Newport and the Wickford Harbor shot was taken in Wickford.
Additionally I have two works in the Newport Art Museum Photo Guild Exhibit at the Museum starting September 29. The image of the Nauset Light in Fog and the Misty Fjords taken in Ketchikan Alaska. I hope you can view these works in person.

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