The great flood of 2010 in Rhode Island hit the Pawtuxet River especially hard. The river crested at over 20 feet, the highest crest in recorded history. It has torn up some of the docks here at the Pawtuxet Cove Marina in Cranston, RI. This is the marina where we keep our boat, Tapestry. Thankfully she is out of the water for the winter and will not be launched for a couple of weeks. I hope the marina can get all the docks back in shape for the season.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
The Big Jump
Ben and I made this short clip over the weekend. Shot with my Nikon D300s and composited in Adobe After Effects. We followed a tutorial we found on AETuts+ -- worked out pretty good.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This is a fantastic video I found on Motionographer. It was done by Prague based designer Pavel Fuksa who designed 178 fake matchboxes for this new music video for The Navigators. This is just a great little video..
Monday, March 22, 2010
Bold Point East Providence
Another early morning view. This is the view from Bold Point in East Providence overlooking the Seekonk River and Fox Point Park as well as the Providence River and Providence. It's about a mile from my house. The red channel buoy is in the Seekonk River while everything left of the three stacks is the Providence River. I am going to shoot this again, even earlier - I feel as though I just got here a few minutes too late.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The Woonasquatucket in Providence
I shot this sculpture on my way into work the other day. I was picking up a friend and as I passed this I couldn't resist. Someone must have said let's build something big and shiny and put it in the middle of the bridge.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wood River Again
Another shot from yesterday morning of the Wood River running high. It is nice to have such a scenic place so near my place of work. There was some frost on the ground but by noon the temperature rose to over 60 degrees!! This morning I could see that the water is beginning to recede from some of the places I passed along the road.
It's lunch time at Vibco, the premiere industrial vibrator company in the USA. Each day the crew at Vibco have lunch together and discuss the issues of the day. Yours truly is proud to be a part of this crew... (the old guy eating carrots with the startled look, and yes it is another diet) I shot this today as a candidate for the World Wide Panorama exhibition I participate in at each solstice and equinox. The theme this time is food, and here I had a willing audience. Thanks guys!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wood River, southern RI
Happy St. Patricks Day to all. I shot this early this morning before work down along the Wood River just below the Old Stone Dam. ( shot I took last November)
The Wood River is still very high and fast from the recent rains as can be seen in this photo. Here is another picture I took this morning from the top of the dam.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Wyoming Pond at Flood
Spring flooding at the Wyoming Pond. Yes I am back here once again. The water is high everywhere around here as we have had many day of very heavy rain. The sun came out this morning and I had a few minutes before work, so I couldn't help myself. I wish some one would tap these rivers and falls for electricity. Even small generators all feeding into the main would help. . . I am amazed at the power of this water and know it could generate some power. This is a very large file, over 4 mb, so it may be slow in loading. It is an HDRI image, shot with my Nikon D300s and a Nikon 10.5mm lens, bracketed at 9 exposures at one stop apart for a total of 63 exposures.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Island Park Beach in March
The beach in Island Park, a community on the north end of Aquidneck Island and a part of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Looking down the Sakonnet River toward the sea, some twelve miles distant, you can see Gould Island about a mile south. Gould Island is home to many different sea birds. Today, in early March, the beach is completely deserted, but come the 4th of July this beach will be hopping.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Old Stone Bridge, Island Park
A view of the remains of the Stone Bridge that spanned the Sakonnet River and used to connect Island Park with Tiverton. Now it has been relegated to a Rhode Island navigational aid. . . as in "down past where the Old Stone Bridge used to be. . . " because as you know Rhode Islanders all navigate by where things used to be. Shot today, one of our first warm days this year. This is an HDRI image composed of 63 exposures.
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