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Nantucket // Day 2 & 3

In just one day of shooting I already felt like I accomplished so much!  My goal of aerials, abstracts, and landscapes was already rather complete, so I decided to take an easier itinerary for the next couple of days.

For the first adventure of Day 2 I drove to the northwest side of the island, where the houses are more sparse, the waters are still calm, and the beaches stretch for miles.  I explored Dionis Beach and took my drone for a hike out towards Eel Point.  It was about 2 miles through the sand, passing beachgoers with their dogs driving on the beach, before I found complete solitude.  I droned as I walked, exploring the shapes in the sand and pathways through the brush.  I used two batteries on the walk to the point, took a break to soak up some sun, and walked back towards my car collecting seashells along the way.

While I broke for lunch, I debated which area to visit - or revisit - for sunset.  I settled on revisiting Madaket Harbor for golden hour, and staying through su…

Nantucket // Day 1

Nantucket.  It's not a terribly small island, but it's not terribly big either.  Sitting 30 miles offshore of Massachusetts, it faces due south to the open sea.  The eastern most point of Massachusetts is on Nantucket, and if you sailed south into the Atlantic, the next point of land you'd cross is in the Caribbean.  The island is steeped in history, from the native americans to the whaling industry of the late 1700s.  Today, it is continuing to change, with continued development of private homes, but the island is still about 40% public and conservation land.
As part of an artist residency with the Nantucket Island School of Design & Art, I had the opportunity to spend a week on the island focusing on nothing but my photography!  I arrived the last week of September and stayed through the first few days of October.  Hurricane Maria was circling somewhere offshore, but the forecast was still showing a lot of sun so it was shaping up to be a great week to spend on the …

Hurricane Surf

This hurricane season has been one for the books.  From Gert to Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, the season still isn't even over yet... With devastating destruction in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, and floods in Texas, New England was lucky when it came to the weather.  After storms like Sandy and Irene, a lot of us were preparing for the worst, but luckily all these shores really received was epic surf and swell.
Just about all of September there were waves rolling up the east coast, arriving here in Rhode Island as head height or overhead.  It was still mostly warm and sunny even into the first week of October,  with just a few cloudy or foggy days mixed in between.  Sunny, 75-80, and hurricane surf?  What an indian summer...
I soaked up some sun with a few extra beach days while photographing the action from the shore, and even flew the drone over Point Judith for a new surf perspective.  
Perhaps the best day arrived in the middle of Jose along Rhode Island's southern shor…