On the Rocks

GPS: 41.451730 -71.400361

Beavertail Point lies on the southern tip of Conanicut Island, in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The point juts out in the open Atlantic Ocean, often enduring the power and fury of nature. This rocky location has been host to lighthouses since 1705.

I love scenes like this, where the hand of man acts to complement the natural beauty of the place in a subtle manner. Here, Beavertail Point Lighthouse adds a pleasant counterpoint to the silky water, shapely rocks, and colorful sky.

This image was made after sunset at high tide. I stood alone on a flat rock near the tide line to capture the sweeping coastline, and included the historic lighthouse for context. The long exposure transformed the waves into a silky carpet.

Beavertail Point State Park sits at the end of Beavertail Road in Jamestown. The location is equally photogenic at sunrise and sunset, and also serves as an excellent location for night photography since it looks out on open ocean.

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