Pern's Ponderings

Check here periodically for my musings on photography. In this space, we'll explore how I achieved particular photographs, tips and tricks to get the most out of your camera or even just my thoughts on the world at large. 

Barrels at Dusk

  A stand-up paddleboarder catches some early-evening air during the epic September swells off Rhode Island's south coast. 

A stand-up paddleboarder catches some early-evening air during the epic September swells off Rhode Island's south coast. 

There were so many days full of killer waves during September's storm season off Rhode Island's south coast, but this particular day was my favorite. While there may have been bigger swells on other days, none compared to the clean waves and gorgeous golden hour light of Sept. 13, 2017. 

There were a couple dozen surfers in the lineup from the point all the way north past Rose Nulman Park, but there was plenty of space for everyone. 

The clean break was giving everyone long, smooth rides and the folks in the water took advantage, shredding for hours until the sun dipped below the horizon. 

It was an incomparable day of surfing during an incomparable month of swells. More shots on the way in the coming days, but here's a small sample of the day's action.

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