Kim Carpentier Photography: Blog en-us (C) Kim Carpentier Photography [email protected] (Kim Carpentier Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:31:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:31:00 GMT Kim Carpentier Photography: Blog 86 120 Rhode Island Seascapes and Long Exposure Love in South County, Rhode Island Rhode Island Seascapes and Long Exposure Love

I don't know.  Maybe it's the waves that draw me in... Or maybe it's the beautiful South County beaches with soft sands and rocks that glow in the golden light of the setting sun.  Whatever it is, I love Rhode Island.

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Pink Streaks at Daybreak

This image was captured at one of my favorite places for sunrises - the Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, Rhode Island.  

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Restoration of Soul

This image was the most recent capture at a favorite spot of mine in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.  I love how the glow of the setting sun lights up the wave line on this beach.  As I was capturing this shot, the waves were plummeting me.  And I couldn't have been happier to be drenched - photographing wave patterns using a slight long exposure such as 8/10 of a second to one second is incredibly therapeutic. 



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Waterfalls... Cascades... Waterfalls... I love taking long exposure scapes of rushing water - whether it be of ocean waves, streams, or waterfalls.  But around this time of year in the Northeast, the beaches and coastlines are lined with beach-goers and sun bathers, basking in the summer sun and enjoying all things summertime! So over the past few weeks, I've been avoiding the occupied coastlines and opting for more lightly-traveled state parks, in search of long exposure opportunities. 

The first image of this series was taken at the little-known Campbell Falls in New Marlborough, Massachusetts;  the second image was captured at Macedonia Gorge cascades in Macedonia Brook State Park near Kent, Connecticut; and the third image was captured at Moss Glen Falls in Granville, Vermont.  Happy Summertime Shooting!!

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Macedonia Brook State Park,

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[email protected] (Kim Carpentier Photography) Sat, 25 Jul 2015 01:31:54 GMT
Fun with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and Star Magnolias Now, everyone who knows me knows that I'm a soft-focus fan! That isn't to say that I don't love structure or detail in imagery;  just not in every single image. Rules are made to be broken.  And as rules relate to imagery, I like to photograph florals as my mind's eye sees them - soft and ethereal.

What better way to photograph Spring blossoms than with a new Lensbaby Velvet 56? This lens is the newest release from Lensbaby.  Needless to say, I'm thrilled!  I will admit, this lens is different from any other Lensbaby product.  It does take some to get used to.  However what this lens renders is truly velvety background blur when used wide open - hence the name.  Here is a star magnolia and a dahlia shot while using the Lensbaby Velvet 56.

Enjoy, and happy Shooting!!

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[email protected] (Kim Carpentier Photography) Lensbaby Sat, 02 May 2015 20:53:51 GMT
It's been a while.... Since my last post.  Those that know me know that I'm not a real fan of the Winter season.  Is it pretty??  Yes, momentarily, in my opinion.  However, the beauty of the freshly-fallen snow fades, and the cold gets old after a bit.  I'm finding myself rather anxious for the growing season to begin and for opportunities to capture images of new life full of color, texture and vibrancy!  Until Spring begins,  I'll be photographing my flowers bought from the local florist.    

The attached image was of a two-toned bouquet of mums, the middle one being the lightest in color.  A Lensbaby soft-focus optic was used.  The image was processed in monochrome.

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