Victoria's Light

A second post for the Film Shooters Collective group, hoping it inspires some to join us for Nils Karlson’s visit to Rhode Island in early July of this year.  In keeping with my decision to go “digital retro” this week, I shot these images with a Nikon D40, the camera that I used to start the photgraphic journey for which I am so grateful.  The camera was given to me last week by my dear friend Alayne White.  These images were shot with a high quality lens, the Sigma 35mm F 1.4.  The camera remains capable of producing nice imagery despite its “obsolescence” from the atmospheric leaps in digital photography since its time.  It predated full frame digital cameras, and was considered a must have camera by Nikon digital shooters then.

Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island is one of my favorite venues to shoot.  There is a small fishing port with lots of unusual gritty subjects, seascapes and marine imagery.  From visiting at an opportune time we may capture fishermen (and fisherwomen!) processing catch for storage in the nearby refrigerated storage trailers.  Sakonnet Light is visible from the fishing port.   A short walk from port is Lloyd’s Beach, a seascape photographer’s dream location.  We will have to visit Lloyd’s Beach at either sunrise or dusk since it is accessible only to Little Compton residents during the daytime.  At sunrise the sun will be to the left of the images shown, leaving even early morning light in the westerly sky.  Sunset imagery can be used to silhouette the lighthouse, or capture watercolor sunsets.

To the extreme south of a beach is a sandbar that exposes at low tide allowing one to walk to the end and capture uninterrupted vistas of the Atlantic Ocean.  If the wind is up, spectacular images of crashing waves appear.  This place is the tip of the iceberg for good shooting locales in and around Little Compton.

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