The Last of Block Island
The last shots from Block Island and Profundo Journeys
... After our Cormorant Cove morning shoot, we had an afternoon hike through Dorry's Cove on the west side of the island. I was trekking for almost an hour across the beach, stopping every now and again to take some high noon long exposures with that B+W #110 heavy duty neutral density filter. The longer daytime exposures certainly amped up the color, which I actually had to reduce some once I got into Lightroom!
It was a long afternoon and I certainly broke a sweat, but we all had enough energy for a sunset shoot across the road from our Inn at the Spring House, a well known hotel on the island. I took some shots of the surrounding area, not just the building, enjoying the B+W #110 which was allowing me to create 2 minute exposures in the dusk light, creating some very cool effects with motion blurred clouds!
There was one more morning shoot which I decide to skip and give my sore and tired body a break. Two sunrise shoots, two long hikes and three sunset shoots in a row? I was certainly tired, and apparently barely half of the group got up for the last 6am photo walk. But that afternoon we went across the street from our Inn again as a group to explore the animals at the little farmyard / zoo. We were able to get up nice and close to the alpacas and luckily none of us got spit on!
We wrapped up as a group and some of us had lunch together before catching the afternoon ferry back to the mainland. I was so pleased with my short stay over on Block Island that I can't wait to go back (in the off season of course)! Be sure to check out my full gallery from the trip over on my website under Block Island Exploration
where you can view all my best shots from Southeast Light, Mohegan Bluffs, North Light, Dorry's Cove, the Dickens Preserve, New Harbor, and Cormorant Cove. For any custom orders and inquiries about prints, send me an email at email@example.com! Enjoy!
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