Beavertail Lighthouse Scouting Trip


What’s the weather like where you are? Here on the New England coast it’s been bitterly cold this last week – a polar vortex the weather guys seem to call it. I was in Jamestown recently to photograph around Beavertail lighthouse with the temperature cold and feeling colder because of the wind chill.

This was the first time that I’d actually gone to Jamestown with the intention of photographing around the lighthouse and, although I had prepared as well as I could, I wasn’t prepared for the difficulties that the cold would present. I was playing with the 24 mm tilt-shift lens again but what I quickly found was that I was too clumsy with gloved hands to operate the buttons and knobs that you need to work to adjust the lens. I struggled along the best that I could but was very frustrated by the time I was done.

I did however get a couple of images that I liked and managed to find a couple of fun spots that I plan to return to in the coming weeks.

14 Replies to “Beavertail Lighthouse Scouting Trip”

  1. Love Beavertail! gorgeous spot, LOTS of great sunsets there. I’ve got a story and some images about it, next time we meet up. Be sure to check out reflection in the windows at the lighthouse itself, lots of material there.

    1. It is a lot of fun. Unfortunately I spent all of my time scrambling around on the rocks. I’ll have to look up close at the lighthouse on the next trip. I’ll look forward to seeing your images when we meet up!

  2. I commend you on your dedication to duty. Facing that climate, and dealing with those controls (with which i have some experience – both the cold and the controls) and still managing to acquire that shot, my hat is off to you. The shot is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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