Showing posts from March, 2012

WSA Race Photos Up and Running

This past Sunday was a fundraising event for Wickford Sailing Assocation, the Quonset Point 10 Miler.  This was the first year a 5K course was also offered to registrants.  There was a great diversity of runners, even one of my former sailing students who is about 9 years old did the 5K!  Luckily the rain held off and it was just a chillier overcast day.  The race started at 10am, and two runners promptly put themselves in the forefront, seemingly sprinting for the entire 10 miler.  The top finisher completed the whole 10 miles in 52:38, with second place coming in at 53:19.  It was pretty impressive to watch, I give a lot of credit to endurance runners!  The man who won the 5K completed the course in 18:41, with a pace of 6 minutes!  Last time I ran a mile was back in middle school and I'm pretty sure I only broke the 8 minute one out of three times...

I used my 24-135 lens at the start and quickly hopped in the car to meet the runners around mile 2.  I switched to my new Nikon 7…

Early Morning Fog and a New Lens

I've been building up my photography equipment and just purchased a new lens, the Nikon 16-35mm f4 VR to be exact!  So with the spring heat wave Rhode Island has been experiencing this week, I took it out for its first run to shoot some early morning fog down at the harbor.  It was a very quiet morning with some thick fog, but the lens performed spectacularly!  Of course I wasn't really putting it through it's paces, but so far I'm very happy with it.  Wonderful sharpness and clarity through all focal lengths, and great VR off the tripod.  When it does get more challenging tasks, I'll let you know how that goes too!  But for the meantime, here's some shots from this morning.

East Matunuck Kitesurfing

Breezy conditions this week meant for some windsurfing and kitesurfing activity out on the water, which I hadn't seen for some time.  Of course the warm 65 degrees didn't hurt at all!  I headed to East Matunuck State Beach for the first time since I was about 10 years old, with memories of waves full of seaweed and ruthless rip currents.  There was a group of about 5 or 6 windsurfers out of Deep Hole in Matunuck, and at East Matunuck there was about the same number of kitesurfers enjoying the wind and waves.  It's been a while since I saw kites out, and had only shot them twice before, but I had a great time sitting out in the warm sun catching shots as they came right next to the beach.  Here's a few takes from the day!