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.

Black Rock Sunrise

Last Saturday, I visited Sachuest Point NWR to shoot a sunrise. It was very cold and uncomfortable. This Sunday, I went to Black Rock Point in Narragansett to shoot. The weather was beautiful. Fifty-one degrees and a light breeze. I was not alone at 5:30 am; there were at least four fisherman out on the rocks trying their luck. The surf was rough and the water was crashing over the rocks. A couple of fishing boats were out and one tanker was heading towards Newport. I shot until the sun went behing the clouds and captured some great images. The sky was spectacular. Al in all a great way to start my Sunday.

Sachuest Point Sunrise

On Saturday morning I attended a workshop given by Ed King and sponsored by PSRI. The group assembled at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge at 5:30 am with the temperature hovering at the freezing mark. It was extremely dark and there was a great clear sky. The workshop had been postponed for two weeks due to poor weather conditions. Sixteen hardy souls loaded up all their equipment and headed down the path led by Ed. After a short walk down the gravel path; we arrived at a point to decend into the rocks. With flashlights and headband lights we headed onto the shoreline rocks to find our vantage points to set up our tripods. The wind was blowing and it was very cold. i began to wish I had brought my gloves. A couple of the participants managed to fall into the shallow pools of water and were helped back up. The sky was a beautiful shade of blue with a first quarter moon. I found my vantage point and set up my tripod, camera and remote release. I shot about 600 images and had a great time. The trip out was a lot easier with the sun fully up and all the pitfalls exposed. I cannot wait until I can get back again.

Sunset in the Provincetown Dunes

After a great tour through the Dunes to the Race Point Light, I decided to try the Sunset Dune Tour that was offered by Art’s. We arrived in plenty of time and found that we had a lot of company. There were seven GMC eight passenger Suburbans all loaded to experience the magic of the Dunes. I brought all my equipment, lenses and tripod and loaded it all in the rear of the truck. I carried my Nikon around my neck to shoot as we made our journey. Dennis was our driver, he was an old Dunes had and had actually lived for a while in one of the infamous shacks. Dennis explained the ecosystem of the Dunes which had been created after the Pilgrims had clear cut all the trees. The result of not having anything to hold the soil in place created the shifting sand dunes. The grasses were planted by the Town of Provincetown and the U.S Forest Service to help control the erosion that was taking place. The Forest Service manages the National Seashore that encompasses the Dunes. Access to these areas are strictly controlled and regulated. As you can see from the following images the trees and plants still exist.
They are lower to the ground to better cope with the winds and available water supplies.
There are fourteen shacks that are located in the Dunes. One is privately owned and the rest are under the control of the Forest Rangers. They have no running water, electricity or indoor toilets. Yet there is a waiting list to rent them. It is a strange group of nomads that exist in this sandy playground. Every time I travel to the Dunes I enjoy it more. Here are some shots I took. It was the night of the Blue Moon and the Sunset was spectacular. Seals were traveling by in groups of between and twenty and fifty pups. It was just an amazing experience.

America’s Cup Races Newport, RI

I spent several hours on Saturday at Fort Adams State Park watching the America’s Cup qualifying races. It was a great day and everything that was said about the excitment and the ability to se all the action was not exagerated. It was quite a walk from the parking area to the actual entrance to the America’s Cup Village. I took over 800 images over several hours. It was a great opportunity to view the racing close up and cheer for your favorite team.