Winter Photography in Rhode Island – A Winter Wonderland

As winter takes a firm grip on the region, many folks stay inside by the fire and wait for the spring thaw. Rhode Island winters can be long and hard, but they are as much a part of our lives as our summers, and I enjoy winter photography as much as during any other season.

 

Winter photography at The Gazebo at Roger Williams Park at sunset, taken by Rhode Island photographer Mike Dooley

“The Gazebo” – Winter photography at Roger Williams Park

As tough as our New England winters can be, I often hear from folks that buy a fine art print of one of my winter landscapes that they miss the beauty of the winter season. The snow and ice combine to transform the landscape into some pretty dramatic scenes.

Overnight snowstorms are a regular occurrence in New England, and the sunrise the following morning can be nothing short of spectacular. A fresh blanket of snow on the landscape as the sun rises on a new day really gives the feeling of a fresh, clean start.

 

Winter Photography at the Temple of Music at Roger Williams Park at dawn after a fresh snowfall. Taken by Rhode Island photographer Mike Dooley

“Temple Of Music” – Winter Photography at Roger Williams Park, Providence Rhode Island

 

There is little doubt that winter photography of Rhode Island can be breathtaking. The cold, dry weather leads to very clear skies, creating tack sharp photographs. The colors in the sky are often soft, pastel colors that lend a magical feel to the landscape, unlike what we see in the summer time. There are few times as peaceful and quiet as the hour before sunrise on a cold winter morning, and I often find myself alone with my camera and a thermos of hot coffee enjoying a scene that few ever get the chance to see.

 

Winter Photography of the full moon over a snow covered Roger Williams Park, Providence Rhode Island. Taken by Rhode Island photographer Mike Dooley

“Full Moon at Dawn” – Roger Williams Park, Providence Rhode Island.

 

Each winter storm brings a new chance to get out and enjoy a little winter photography as I explore Rhode Island with my camera and coffee. I look forward to sharing my next winter landscape photos with you!