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  Photography Forum: Great Photography Locations Forum: 
  Q. Rhode Island/CT?
Dave Arnold
Asked by Dave Arnold    (K=55680) on 5/19/2007 
In early June, I'll be driving from Portland, RI to NY via CT to catch a flight. I want to try and shoot a lighthouse during the drive. Anybody know of a good location to veer off the path and capture some coastal/lighthouse shots during that trip? I'm primarily going to be traveling I-95.

Thanks,
Dave


    


Gayle
 Gayle's Eclectic Photos   (K=91082) - Comment Date 5/19/2007
hi ya,Dave....Chris lives in RI and best person to give you info...looks like he hasn't been here since May 5th,but think his contact info is listed on his profile

http://www.usefilm.com/photographer/56819.html

wish i was joining you as i love lighthouses as well as have always wanted to visit that area.....
regards,gayle




Gayle
 Gayle's Eclectic Photos   (K=91082) - Comment Date 5/19/2007
just checked and he doesn't list his contact info any longer,but i have it,so shoot me an email...he has listed it in forum before and emailed me a few times,so am sure he wouldn't mind you having it...

mine is: kissthesky22@yahoo.com

peace,gayle




Chris Hunter
 Chris Hunter   (K=25634) - Comment Date 5/20/2007
Hi Dave, there are many opportunities in RI for what you describe... probably not anything right off of 95, but if you can stop in Jamestown or Newport, that would be your best bet.

Jamestown has the Beavertail lighthouse, which is a really incredible location. Newport has the Goat Island lighthouse & Castlehill - which would be the most accessible. Narragansett has the Pt. Judith light, which is also a great coastal location.

Have a look here for what's in my portfolio as far as lighthouses:

http://www.usefilm.com/photographer.asp?ID=56819&PF=12462

Any of these are going to take off I-95... and going to Newport, you're going to want to have some time there.. at least 1-2 hours, but I'm sure you'd be able to quickly come across some good photo opportunities as well.

Cheers,
Chris




Dave Arnold
 Dave Arnold   (K=55680) - Comment Date 5/20/2007
Thanks, Chris.

When looking at the route and seeing what was relatively close off I-95, I found Pt. Judith but had no clue whether it would be a good location. I'll have to look at the locations of the other two you suggest.

I will be staying over night somewhere in RI after going to Smithfield, arriving Sunday night. On Monday morning, I'll leave out, needing to catch a flight in Newark at 8 PM. So I should have some "dilly dally" time for photos on the way back to Newark.

I'll go look at your portfolio and maybe get some inspiration to make the most of my time.

Thanks, though!

Dave




Dave Arnold
 Dave Arnold   (K=55680) - Comment Date 5/20/2007
Hmmm... Ms. Gayle, what on earth are you doing hiding behind a new user name????

Thanks, Chris came through with some suggestions... and hey, you too can buy a ticket and go along....




Gayle
 Gayle's Eclectic Photos   (K=91082) - Comment Date 5/20/2007
yo,Dave...not hiding...change is a woman's prerogative!...LOL...just like the display name and Nikon sends me goodies for choosing it...hehehe

*hey, the pleasure of my company alone is worth the price of the ticket!...sheesh...:) ;)




Dave Arnold
 Dave Arnold   (K=55680) - Comment Date 5/20/2007
a ticket, huh... first things first... define "pleasure".

G- Nikon, dat yo gangsta name?




Gayle
 Gayle's Eclectic Photos   (K=91082) - Comment Date 5/20/2007
hey,Dave,not like i am some forensic evidence..."pleasure defines itself"...hehehe...

no,not gangsta...think "classy and oh so sassy" ;) :)




Chris Hunter
 Chris Hunter   (K=25634) - Comment Date 5/20/2007
Have fun Dave - most of the lighthouses - the two I mentioned in Newport - are on the west side of Aquidneck Island located on the Narragansett Bay - so sunset/dusk is your best bet for photo ops in Newport.

On the east side of Aquidneck Island is Sachuest Point National Wildlife Preserve. This is one of the most amazing locations on Aquidneck Island you can go in the early morning... again check my portfolio for shots of Sachuest Point.

Point Judith is equally good in the morning and at dusk.



Pt. Judith in the Early Morning (6:32 AM - January)



Chris Hunter
 Chris Hunter   (K=25634) - Comment Date 5/20/2007
Oh yeah... one last thing... be careful in Rhode Island... from a photography perspective - you'll probably like it so much you'll want to move here!




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