Day 315 (10 Nov 2012) Sleeping Giant

I went with a few friends, including Shannon from SeeingSpotsPhoto, to do what was originally supposed to be a Fall Foliage hike, but it appears the early predictions were wrong on when the season ended, or Hurricane Sandy messed it all up, as all the trees were bare 😦

The best part of the day was talking photography with Shannon; she’s helped me by answering questions and introducing me to people and probably the closest thing I have to a photo mentor.  One thing I suggest, strongly, is that you find someone better than you who can, and will, help you with your photography!

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I’M PUBLISHED!!!

I am so happy and excited right now that I can barely stand it!  One of my photos was used as the cover of a book currently for sale on Amazon.com.  The author of “Nicky Nighttime” contacted me through this blog about using a photo I posted from my day in Newport, RI as the cover of a book he wrote.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure at first if it was a legit request, but It turned out to be and after creating a use license for his book, he used it for his book!

This is the photo he used:

Newport Cliff Walk Breaking Clouds

Anyway, I just had to share this great moment with all of y’all 🙂  I encourage you to check out his book, I think it’s only about $3 (I haven’t read it yet, but will soon).  He’s a self published local author (local to Newport RI), and is a very nice and considerate guy.  He was a real pleasure to work with on this project 🙂

Good night!

Day 77 (17 March 2012) Newport Cliff Walk

Today my gf and I met in Newport, RI to do the Cliff Walk and to just hang out.  The weather was predicted to be mid 50s and sunny by noon.  But not surprisingly, the weatherman (or weather app) was wrong.  We didn’t see the sun till about 4pm, but instead had a dull day for most of the hike.  But it was in the low 50s, so it was very comfortable 🙂

I took many photos during the walk (thankfully my gf is into photography, too, else I wouldn’t hardly get any, or really annoy her ever 10 min by stopping), but these are a couple of my favorites.  Feel free to check out the rest of them by clicking on my Flickr feed on the right.→

The Clouds Break

The Clouds Break

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

The sunset was taken from the other side of the city, on our way to dinner.  We almost didn’t even notice it, but a guy taking a pic from the middle of  the street, holding up traffic, made us look in that direction.  We got to the water’s edge just as the sun was dipping below the horizon leaving us with the most spectacular sunset I’ve seen in a very long time, if not ever!

Newport Sunset

Newport Sunset

Newport Sunset

Newport Sunset