Project 365: Finishing Out August • South County RI Children's Photographer

Ahhh, August.  Those halcyon end-of-summer days where we try to squeeze as much as we can out of warm weather and of kids being home from school.  Even if you are all grown up, and even if you don't have children (or if your children have left home), the waning days of August still feel like a bridge, with one foot in summer and one foot in fall.  The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and goldenrod, that harbinger of late summer and early fall, is everywhere, but there's a little bit of denial about upcoming back-to-school days, falling leaves, and eventually, falling snow.

As a children's photographer in South County, RI, the shorter days are a bit of a plus, as my photo sessions don't run as late.  When I'm not working, I like to spend as much time by the water as I can, which you'll see from these photos.  From trips down to the water just to say "hello" to a quick shot before surfing one of this summer's hurricane swells, the ocean is my jam.

What else happened in the second part of August?  Well, my faithful friend Lionel was a little under the weather for a few days and didn't do much but lounge on his favorite rock (or on the living room rug).  Fortunately, he's feeling much better now.  There are a few backyard self-portraits too (always the hands and feet, of course!) and some of the last tomatoes of the season.

Sit back and start scrolling to see the photos.  What's your favorite thing about the end of summer?  Be sure to let me know in the comments!

Boat on Salt Pond, Narragansett, RI

AUGUST 16 • 5DIII/LENSBABY COMPOSER PRO WITH DOUBLE GLASS OPTIC

50MM • F4 • 1/1250 • ISO 100

Maine Coon cat on rock in Wakefield, RI

AUGUST 17 • 5DIII/85MM F1.2

85MM • F1.2 • 1/1600 • ISO 500

Raindrops on hydrangea flower in Wakefield, RI

AUGUST 18 • REBEL XT/100MM F2.8 MACRO

100MM • F4 • 1/320 • ISO 800

self portrait of hands 

AUGUST 19 • 5DIV/35MM F1.4

35MM • F1.8 • 1/320 • ISO 100

Goldenrod at Kinney Azalea Garden in South Kingstown, RI

AUGUST 20 • 5DIV/200MM F2

200MM • F2 • 1/500 • ISO 400

Maine Coon cat on rock in Wakefield, RI

AUGUST 21 • 5DIII/70-200 F2.8

200MM • F2.8 • 1/320 • ISO 1000

Cat lying on rug

AUGUST 22 • REBEL XT/SIGMA 24MM F1.4 ART

24MM • F1.4 • 1/100 • ISO 1600

Kayaks on Narrow River in Narragansett, RI

AUGUST 23 • 5DIV/LENSBABY COMPOSER PRO WITH SWEET 35 OPTIC

35MM • F2.5 • 1/2000 • ISO 100

Woman in tree pose

AUGUST 24 • 5DIV/135MM F2

135MM • F2 • 1/800 • ISO 400

View from Monahan's Dock in Narragansett, RI

AUGUST 25 • 5DIV/24-70MM F2.8

24MM • F7.1 • 1/2000 • ISO 400

Narragansett Town Beach in August 

AUGUST 26 • 5DIII/24-70MM F2.8

24MM • F6.3 • 1/320 • ISO 100

Self portrait of woman's feet

AUGUST 27 • 5DIV/24-70MM F2.8

25MM • F2.8 • 1/400 • ISO 250

Mine Coon Cat 

AUGUST 28 • 5DIV/85MM F1.2

85MM • F1.2 • 1/800 • ISO 100

Heirloom tomatoes on deck railing

AUGUST 29 • 5DIV/50MM F1.2

50MM • F1.6 • 1/500 • ISO 160

Surfer in Narragansett, RI

AUGUST 30 • 5DIII/35MM F1.4

35MM • F6.3 • 1/640 • ISO 125

Maine Coon cat in Wakefield, RI

AUGUST 31 • 5DIV/135MM F2

135MM • F2 • 1/500 • ISO 400

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