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
I haven't been in the water for sunset in a while. But the opportunity finally presented itself a couple weeks ago. The sky was clear for once, there was a bump of swell in the water but apparently no one really deemed it worthwhile because the lineup was empty. Fellow photographer friend Gus Potter grabbed his board instead of a camera, and the two of us hopped in with only half an hour or so before sunset to catch a few with the one other soul already in the water. It was a little windy and wonky, and certainly cold, but it was one of my favorite sessions this month. You just can't beat that dusky light!
I've been rather caught up with shooting in the water recently. Swimming can be rather addicting, but it's not the only way to photograph the ocean. For years I was forced to find multiple ways to photograph waves from land before I braved the waters with a water housing.
This fall was a whirlwind of back to back travel! After wrapping up in Sheboygan, it wasn't too long before I was on a plane again. This time I was crossing the Atlantic for my second trip ever to Europe -- my first being to Barcelona back in college. With Norwegian Air service from TF Green here in Rhode Island direct to numerous locations for budget prices, it was about time I took another trip across the pond. The travel group would consist of myself, Rhode Island board shaper and surfer Kevin Tanner of Soundings Surf Co, fellow photographer Cody DeGroff of Cape Cod, and my little sister who was itching to return after a semester in Galway several years ago.
July had Hurricane Chris. August was unbelievably quiet. Then September came in with Hurricane Florence, and suddenly surfers remembered what it was like to catch waves again! This category 4 slammed into the Carolinas, causing massive amounts of damage particularly in flooding in the days and weeks after landfall. But up here in the northeast, we had some wind and rain that parted briefly to...