| | Advanced Search

 

State Report: Marijuana Tax + Bill Targets Prostitutes and Pimps—Plus increased sentences for gang crimes

John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud—JR's column on the sports stories and personalities…

RI Beauty Insider: Pedi Nation – Get the Best Pedicure Ever—A guide to finding a pristine pedi place

Fit for Life: Fail to Plan? Plan to Fail—Plan and prioritize, and you will prevail

Arthur Schaper: Grand Theft Auto Cicilline—MINDSETTER Arthur Schaper examine's Cicilline's role in Prov's…

Five Live Music Musts – April 18, 2014—Great vibes await

Report: Preston Murphy Leaving URI for Boston College—Preston Murphy Leaves URI for Boston College

EXCLUSIVE: Bryant Tells Grads No Selfies with President at Grad—Prohibiting selfies?

PC Athletics gets high marks—Friar winter sports #1 among Big East schools...

NEW: Providence’s Al Forno Featured as a Best Pizza Spot in the US—Another accolade for Al Forno

 
 

slides: James Clayton Sattel’s RI Views: Estuaries + Coves

Saturday, November 24, 2012

 

Photographer James Clayton Sattel is passionate about Rhode Island, particularly those shores, crags, and vistas of his home island: Aquidneck.

This week, Jim explores Rhode Island's shorelines to photograph its marshes and coves, full of late fall and early winter colors. "The days grow short, the brown leaves drop off the trees, the period of morning and afternoon low-angled shadows last most of the day," he says.

Further, the days tend to begin with clear and calm weather: "so calm there are no waves to photograph. Because there is less camouflage, the wildlife pop with more expression." Shore birds, for example, he says, make their last hurrah's before heading south.

"Simply said, all of the above conditions can provide excellent lighting, with great contrast, and golds and reds that pop, texture of water (smooth as glass). The less attractive brown and rust yellow leaves have fallen off the trees, leaving clear exposure to the stronger reds and maples, chestnuts, oaks, and the greenery of pine. What is surprising to me, these conditions fall into place mid-November...thus creating briliant fall colours later than our Northern, and eastward New England cousins!"

To see more of or purchase Sattel's distinctive views, go here.

Prev Next

Watershed

This Portsmouth view brings to life all that I love about Rhode Island's estuaries and coves--namely, the vibrant colors of plant life against the slim bands of watery blues. A perfect palette!

Prev Next

Mt. Hope Farm Cove

This cove at Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol provides the sharper lines of coves, with colorful fall trees rising from the sharp and curving shorelines.

Prev Next

Blue Bell Cove

This lesser-known cove in Portsmouth shows how the impact of "civilization" can still harmonize with the natural landscape.

Prev Next

Salt Pond

It doesn't have to be in the wilds of Rhode Island to be beautiful! This Barrington salt pond is every bit as romantic a vision as those in South County.

Prev Next

Mill Pond

Meanwhile, in nearby Bristol, this fellow enjoys the color of the shoreline as he paddles by on Mill Pond.

Prev Next

Smith's Castle

This unusual view is from Smith's Castle in Wickford. It's a colonial era homestead that hosted Roger Williams in the 17th century... I wonder what he thought of this view?

Prev Next

Hidden waters

Quick, where is this? You may not guess Newport, as this looks like a northern pond, almost. But this is a quiet scene just to the north of Second Beach.

Prev Next

In flight

This kind of shoreline is heaven for birds, including this gorgeous visitor to Gooseberry Cove, in Newport.

Prev Next

Tiverton

The reds and oranges that saturate estuaries like this area of Tiverton are such gifts for the photographer, but also for the kayaker and wanderer along the shoreline.

Prev Next

Colt State Park

An even more complex palette of colors is on display at Colt State Park in Bristol, where a far bank of autumn-blazed trees are muted by local mist.

 
 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.




Write your comment...

You must be logged in to post comments.