I recently made a trip to Block Island as part of a Profundo Journeys photography workshop hosted by Cindy Wilson & Eileen Muldoon. It was a great group of twelve and we spent four days and three nights on the island. Cindy has a lot of local knowledge and we were able to get about three photoshoots in each day. Between sunrise shoots starting at 6am, afternoon hikes around the island, and sunset shoots before late dinners, it was a jam packed couple of days and well worth it! The autumn storms and rains held out for us and we were blessed with almost summer-like weather.
Our first day on the island started in the afternoon with a visit to Mohegan Bluffs and the Southeast Lighthouse. We were granted special permission to explore and photograph the interior of the lighthouse, which was just incredible. I found myself focusing on vignettes of rooms, with draped cloth and old relics, photographing in a style I hadn't really explored since my first years behind a camera.
Only a couple of us were brave enough to venture down to the beach at the base of Mohegan Bluffs. The 100 steps plus a brief scaling of the eroded hillside and large boulders made for a more rigorous photoshoot. We had about an hour to walk along the beach, photographing the dozens of rock cairns that littered the scene. But we stayed until sun down and then it was a sprint back the half mile of beach, up the loose hillside, up the 100 steps, and another half mile down the street to catch the bus back to the inn. (I made it just in time! And was well out of breath)
Here are some of my favorites from the day. More at www.catebrownphoto.com! Enjoy