I was down at the yacht club the other day, and Wickford was hosting for the RI Women's State Championship. Eight teams were present, private and public high schools alike. I was only able to stay for the first two races, and had to head in just as the B-teams were making their way out. It brought back some great memories, and I know I was rooting for North Kingstown who had won this same regatta last year. Sadly though, my alma mater did not win for 2012. The title went to St. George's from Newport, who nosed out by one point, leaving NK in second place. Despite the occasional rain, it was definitely a fun day!
Photos from the day are in the works and will soon be posted to catebrownphoto.photoshelter.com
. Don't worry girls, I will contact the coaches once the viewing gallery is up and running so the direct link can be given out! Images from the NK team photo shoot will also be included.
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High school sailing... I remember those days, long days at school followed by long hours on the water. Sometimes you would get lucky and it would be sunny and seasonably warm. Most days it was cloudy, or raining, or even frigid and snowing. Either way, I had a blast and definitely carry fond memories of my team (Go NK!). Road trips, snow storms, squalls, bruised shins, cracked hands, state championships (two years in a row back way back in my day), but most of all I remember all of the friends, the fun, and of course the sailing!
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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