Showing posts from December, 2011

Ringing in the New Year with Surf

It's been a few weeks, I apologize!  The holidays came and went quite quickly for us here.  I don't know if it ever quite felt like Christmas, or even December.  Our days are still hovering around 40-50 degrees with sun and not a single hint of snow!  We were lucky enough to get flurries Christmas morning but it's hardly what I would call a white Christmas.  There was another huge swell this week, reminiscent of the surf during the last few days of November.  Another gorgeous day with little breeze and a bright warm sun, making it feel like 60 out if you sat still enough and faced south towards that ball of fire.  I went out to take some pictures down at Monahan's Dock, the sea wall in Narragansett, and then to Newport's First and Second Beaches.  No one on the island was out surfing, and with good reason too.  The beaches were all white wash and chop.  But there was an awful lot of traffic in the Monahan's swells.  Captured a few nice shots of the winter surfe…

On the Island

Well it was one of the last warm days of the year, this time for sure.  I was spending a good part of the afternoon on Jamestown and decided to make a quick trip to Beavertail to watch the sun go down.  Given the cloud cover, I was hoping for another stellar sunset like the ones that have been happening so frequently the past few weeks, but no such luck.  Don't get me wrong, it was still an incredible sunset!  Just not one of those violently pink and purple ones that make the sky light up neon  like some tribute to the 80s.  It was a nice and peaceful sundown with some deep shades of blue.  The sea was calm but the breeze was brisk, reminding us that winter is truly on its way.

Rain and Waves

A storm this past Tuesday brought some intense wind and rain through overnight.  I'm talking wicked heavy and horizontal rain at times!  As the storm passed offshore there was some really big surf generated for Rhode Island and I went to a local surf spot to watch a few friends and take some shots.  It was my first time shooting surfing, and luckily the break was close enough to shore that I could shoot from the beach rather effectively.  Like the kitesurfing though, I was very pleased with several shots and am glad to share!  I also went to Beavertail before the rain hit to take a dusk panorama as well.  I was hoping for another stellar sunset like the other day but no such luck with all of the cloud cover that started to move in.  Well, enjoy these images!  More to come I'm sure!