December Surfers

I was out this morning hoping to capture a sunrise with breaking clouds/fog, but it didn’t pan out the way I wanted.  As I was sitting at the wall in Narragansett, several surfers arrived to take on the morning waves.  I wish I had my GoPro or a water case for my big camera, I would have waded in.   It was too misty for the drone, otherwise I would have been there for a while.

Almost a dozen surfers were enjoying the relatively mild late-fall surf.

Ocean State Soccer – Week 5 – Fall 2018

We were not able to be there for Week 4, so we jump to Week 5.  Only 3 weeks to go and this was the first uncomfortable, cold and rainy game we had….not bad odds.

Wasn’t able to keep the camera out as much this weekend and I hope to be able to capture every teammate of each of Alastor and Lincoln’s teams over the next couple games, but here is what I got from this weekend’s matchups…

Back to Beavertail Lighthouse….

It was odd to not see the Beavertail light not operating.  Just it’s small beacon.  We were hoping for it’s light-driven backdrop to do some shots, but we ended up playing around with my brother-in-law’s “pixie-stick”…..(that’s not a euphemism)…..

It’s been a while since working low-light and here a few from the night from both Beavertail and of the Newport Bridge.  Yes, these are dominant themes in my portfolio….but seriously, they are awesome subject areas to shoot.

Ocean State Soccer – Week 3 – Fall 2018

Three weeks in.  My favorite part is the final whistle and we get to leave.  I am mostly kidding, but today’s sun was strong and we didn’t prepare for the sun, thirst or general parenting other than showing up.

However, the soccer was fun to watch and the kids are becoming less terrible as the weeks go on!   I didn’t get as many of the other kids as I usually do because I tried to actually watch the game and help coach….like I’m supposed to be doing.

Enjoy…

Ocean State Soccer – Week 1 – Fall 2018

Running around with two kids playing on two different teams even when there are two parents available becomes a juggling act, especially when both games are at the same time.  Trying not to show favoritism and being as equally enthusiastic is also tough.  However, we survived Week 1.

To any parents of children shown, these are free…click on the image and save.  These images are good for web-use, not so great for printing!  (There is a nominal fee for print-quality images….if you’re my wife, there is a superfluous fee above and beyond the nominal fee).  Enjoy.

North Kingstown Skate Park @ McGinn Park

It’s been a fun two weeks since my kids took up skating.  Our 5-year old prefers sitting and using a scooter, but his 7-year old big brother has earned several cuts, bangs and bruises as he attempting drop-ins and ollies…..1/4 pipes, 1/2 pipes and meeting new, cool AF people who are willing to hand out pointers and a solid hand.

….of course, my kid’s education in how to use swears in many different ways has been fun too…

Here are some fun and gnarly photos are my guys, other guys and a gal showing some of their skills!

(if you are one of the athletes in the photos, message me on Facebook, Instagram or email me @ merskiphoto@yahoo.com and I can send you a Dropbox link to full files or you may simply click on and dl them from here individually)