I'm not a bumper-sticker person but if I was mine would say "I stop for nature photos". Here's a small collection of random stops I've made to take a picture of a flower in Newport.
I love the beach in the summer, but for photography I love it even more during the spring + fall. There are very few people + more nature photos opportunities. There is one photo of the beach fence I took several photos of the same space. One photo had an unusually large darker orb which I like to believe is just a super tan friendly ghost.
I've been determined to capture a Blue Jay + Cardinal in flight. On this day I almost caught the blue jay in flight, instead I got his tail end. I did however watch another blue jay grab a worm out of the ground, fly up to the tree and eat it.
Later that day I was watching this cardinal from inside because it started to rain. The pictures of him eating are taken behind the window. After a while I decided to go outside and take my chances. I wasn't out long when I caught the cardinal fly out of a bush. One down, one to go. I also learned I love the way rain photographs.
One of the trees I use for bird feeding was dying so it had to be removed. I was so sad, our friends (Lisanne + Brandon) surprised me for my birthday with this amazing bird feeding pole. So far the birds love it + I've been seeing new bird breeds more often. The black + white one below is a female woodpecker.
We came back to this trail + I had one mission in mind, find mushroom. I strickly brought my macro lens so I wasn't distracted. We found various mushrooms but my favorite picture was the one that had been kicked upside-down.
I'm all about the hunt with my camera. I like to find birds in their natural habitat like deep in the trees or bushes. It requires me to sit in some weird places waiting for the right moment but shots like these make it all worth it in my eyes.
This bird feeder was here when we moved in. The squirrels ate through the string so I replaced it with leftover jewelry chain. So far it's held up pretty well.
I recently discovered an app called AllTrails. Wherever you are it shows you the nearest trails + all it's details. This is the first one me + my husband tried. We are now hooked!! This place was great. There are a few trail options. You can stay in the woods or be out in the open. Either way you're surrounded by all this beauty. There is a blurry picture of mushrooms due to my lack of lenses so I plan on going back to get another very soon.
Every bird for themselves when it comes to eating. Watching these birds fight their way in for a small snack is fascinating. They have more personality than I ever realized + extremely entertaining.
On my way back from the Dam I cam cross this beach right next to the bridge. I spent a few minutes here but I don't think the camera left my face for a second.
Hope RI is a beautiful town. We have friends that live out there so after leaving their house I went on the hunt for this dam. It took me a little while to find the entrance and I'm not sure if I went in the right way but it was completely worth it.
All summer I was chasing Blue Jays + Cardinals. The Blue Jay makes a frequent appearance in our backyard but moves so fast. The Cardinal is much more rare. On this day I caught both!! Also another red/orange bird that I have yet to identify.
Bird silhouettes as the sun is going down is almost just as pleasing as trying to get them in flight. However, when both worlds collided the results are just what I like.
More view from my family's NH home. Sunsets are amazing but the view during the day is just as breathtaking. I love when the fog + clouds start to cover the mountain.
I got to spend my birthday weekend with my family in NH. My only birthday wish was to see + photograph a waterfall of any size. My dad brought us to the Sabbaday Falls. Birthday Mission: COMPLETE!!!
My family's favorite spot for exploring the river. This spot is located right near the "Big Eddy". My brothers jump off it regularly + this year my husband did as well. I stood on the side lines to take the pictures (phew).
The obsession begins!! Capturing birds in flight is one of the best feelings. It's completely unplanned, candid + mesmerizing. Once in a while I will even witness a bird fight, which who knew?!
Sometimes I jump in my car with one of my cameras and see where it takes me. This afternoon Rehoboth + my instant camera were calling my name. I love the quietness here + how each road is lined with trees.
I've always loved birds but prior to this day I had never sat and bird watched. I bought my first bag of bird food + put it in our backyard. I sat on our stoop and waited. Although it takes a lot of patience I realized how awesome bird watching/photography can be. This was also the same day I captured my first clear Blue Jay photo. I took as it a sign I need to do this more often.
I had no idea this place existed. It's a small hidden gem in the middle of Seekonk. I've also learned there are a few trails around the water that I'm definitely going to check out. My goal is to get up early one morning + catch the sunrise. If only I can wake up on time, fingers crossed!
This place might be my happiest place in RI for greenery so far. I spent hours with my macro + instant camera and barely touched the surface. There are 3 different rooms of green houses each with a different feel and theme. I can not wait to go back.
My first visit to this Botanical Garden + I love it!! This was also my closet capture of a butterfly in nature. I was enjoying myself so much outside but I had no idea the beauty that awaited me inside.
This spot is where I find the best mini shells. The close up of the shell is actually the size of my pinky nail.
One of my favorite spots for seagull watching + finding lots of naturally flattened rocks. I was there for an hour or two and still have lots more exploring to do.
Me + my husband love our date nights outside. I stumbled upon these photos from our zoo date (2015) right after he gave me my first DSLR camera. I edited them recently because even though I had no idea how to use the camera at the time, I think they turned out pretty cool.