A lichen covered tree with new spring growth frames a jetty in a tidal salt marsh, Niantic, East Lyme, Connecticut, April 2019. Swans can be seen in the distance. Black and white fine art photograph.
This spot in Niantic is one of my favorite places to photograph. I grew up canoeing in the gentle salt waters of these backwaters during idyllic summers at the beach as a child and always love passing by this view on my way to the beach for the couple of weeks or so I still get to enjoy there as an adult.
While the view at sunset is particularly gorgeous, even on a drizzly spring Sunday after opening
our family's cottage this past weekend in late April, I had to stop and take a few photographs on my way home to New York. I pulled into a long driveway and put on my flashers. It turned out that the homeowner was walking past just as I got out. She agreed that as long as you simply say "hello" no one minds if you park on their property to take photos even when signs warn against trespassing. A recent transplant from Canada who just moved to the beach year-round (lucky her!), she echoed my sentiments that even in the worst of weather there is never a day that isn't beautiful at the beach, as I believe this moody seascape can testify to.
If you are a beach lover like I am, then please check out all of my photos from this lovely corner of the world, as well as other nautical scenes from New England which can be found in my Beaches and Backwaters, Black and White, and Connecticut Collections and interspersed among other collections as well. I have some shots from the day before Hurricane Sandy hit that are also hauntingly lovely in their own way. And of course beautiful sunny days and magical sunsets, so please take a look.
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