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
Shorebreak is a specific phenomenon. When the change in bottom contours is so significant, and the wave action is high enough, these specific beach waves get jacked up and come crashing down right on the shoreline in a big way. There is obviously the danger -- if the swell is heavy enough -- of getting caught in the impact zone just like any another wave, and having a massive force of water come crashing down on your head. But perhaps the bigger shorebreak danger is getting sucked over the falls. These waves are characterized by breaking on the shore, which means next to no water upon impact if you get sucked up and over and the wave slams you into the beach. Now take all of...
Before the holidays truly kicked in, I took a weekend trip up to Maine to visit with some friends. But in true photographer fashion, I had to bring my cameras and find time on the drive up and back to do some photographing. It was on the drive back when the sun was out, the wind was low, and I made several stops to explore the coastline and take a drone flight.
Happy Holidays! It's the week of Christmas, and I feel like I'm still catching up from a busy season of late summer surf and fall travel. Right before I left for Ireland there were back to back swells that just seemed too perfect to pass up. It was mostly knee high or die, and I was out there swimming at golden hour with friends for two of my favorite sessions of the whole season! Plus a day of 75° and sunny in late September left us all thinking back to last year's incredible Indian Summer.