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Winter Wonderland Aerials

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Winter is a time of dormancy, rest, and recuperation before the coming seasons of warmth and growth.  While it can be hard to go outside in cold weather, I still need to get out there, get shooting, and just continue to create!
My drone has provided me with an easy way to just get out and explore, even if I'm lacking ideas for photography.  With our first real good snowfall of the year earlier this month, I took my quadcopter out for a spin twice in one week.  
I spent most of my air time on an aerial exploration of Scarborough Beach.  This terrific location is often overshadowed by the better known Narragansett Town Beach to the north, but I've found it to be a wonderful stretch of sand and swell.  On this day in particular I was enjoying photographing the long lines of surf and white wash as they rolled onto the beach.  
This outing made me realize I'll have to start making critical decisions about my photography whenever the surf comes around!  Do I take out the DSLR a…

Hazard Rock from the Air

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I've been photographing at Hazard Rock in Narragansett for several years now.  It's a great little spot just off the main road, that makes you feel like you're – almost – in the middle of nowhere.  It can be particularly treacherous during storm swell and high surf.  People have died off these rocks, so the bluffs are not to be taken lightly. 
I went down during a low tide with some wave action to photograph the swirling waters along the rocky shore.  There were some great flat spots high above the tide line where I could safely launch from.  It was a bit windier, about 14mph, and my drone handled it superbly :)
I'll have to return during a high tide when the water covers all the dark grimy rock, and the ocean just meets the sandy colored bluffs.  I'm finding a sweet spot for these types of shots usually around 90-150ft, just high enough to get a cool birds eye view, but still low enough to notice the details in the water and rocks.  It's all a learning experi…

Extras from Jackson

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Ok, I think these photos need no introduction!  I will periodically go back through old folders to see what new gems I can dig up.  September's trip to Jackson is a treasure trove of outdoor adventure shots, and I just can't help but share more with you!  Here's a bunch from Treetop Adventure, yoga at the resort, Corbett's Couloir, Blacktail Butte, camping, and the Snake River. 
Anyone even partially contemplating an extended photo workshop to partake in this year, I highly recommend the Summit Workshops :)
See all the shots in the complete Jackson Gallery