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So down at the family yacht club there is an event held every year around late May to signal the start of season. It's when everyone gets together, the new Commodore says a few words, the flags are raised, and summer is officially welcomed! (There used to be a canon blast too, to conclude the ceremonies, but due to some incidents and recent burns that part of the agenda was replaced by a paper printout simply with the word "BANG" written across it) Then everyone climbs aboard a members' boat, with rigging and railings donned with flags, for the boat parade throughout Wickford Harbor. We've been lucky for as long as I can remember with sunny days and no rain. There have been clouds the past two years but they've faded away by the time the boat parade started. Drinks, smiles, family and friends, and lots of horn blowing to let all of Wickford Village know that the WYC has started its yachting season. Here are some shots while I was aboard my parent's boat and we took a little harbor cruise with a full parade of decorated boats in tow!
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I've been wanting to shoot more portraits lately, but in combination with the surf community that I've been so involved with the past year. My good friend, Kevin Tanner, behind Soudnings Surf Co creates some gorgeous handcrafted boards. He does all his own shaping, resin work, and glassing, and I wanted to photograph some beautiful boards to highlight his craftsmanship as well as portraits of my friends who ride them. I decided to do board portraits.
A lot of us enjoy the warm weather, but a select few of us still enjoy (or perhaps tolerate) the cold weather. And nothing quite says winter like a fresh snowfall! On the rare occasion Rhode Island experiences more than one inch of snow while there's swell in the water, you can find a select few of dedicated riders on the shore eager to have a snow session.
Some days I just don't feel like swimming. Some days I don't feel like shooting with a 7lb telephoto setup on the beach. Those days are perfectly suited for drone shots, should the wind be accommodating enough.
I've only had a couple drone flights this winter, one during a sunny but cold morning at the beach, and a second during a slightly windier day at Point Judith lighthouse. It's always a refreshing perspective!
Prints available in the Aerial Collection