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Ready To Go by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Inflatable Ready To GoAn inflatable tender ready and waiting in the early morning




There is something about an inflatable boat that legitimizes the term "maritime adventure". It may be that we all saw Jacques Cousteau using this type of vessel for years in books and on television.

There is something to the thought of adventure, exploration, and the inflatable tender. They are a new type of thoroughbred. They always look as if they are ready to go, even in the paddock. They are our chariots to expanding our world. In this case, they lead to adventures on Point Judith Pond, Rhode Island Sound, and beyond.

Painting The Dinghy Dock


Painting The Dinghy DockEarly morning light paints the dinghy dock at

Quiet Marina Morning by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Quiet Marina MorningA quiet, peaceful morning at the marina on Point Judith Pond




There is nothing like the early morning at a marina. The dew starts rising as mist in the kiss of the morning sunshine. The illumination of the boats achieves a unique glow. This is the quiet, contemplative moment before the maritime adventures begin.

Classic Boats And Marine Scene


Classic Boats And Marine SceneA variety of textures, shadow, light, and curves among two classic dories at the docks early in the day




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Classic Mixed With Modern by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Classic Mixed With ModernClassic and modern lines mix at the docks in Apponaug Cove




My background consists of a lifetime on the water and an engineer's education. Those two are not opposed. As a matter of fact, they have often complemented one another.

Walking among the boats in Apponaug, one sees where maritime and engineering collide. There is a bevy of designs made manifest. There are the classics with graceful lines. There are sharp-featured purpose-built modern boats. There are burly working boats. There are boats built for leisure.

This is where culture meets science and design. It is all elegant and in its own way, serene.

Every Slip Used


Every Slip UsedMarina view under cloudy summer skies

Woodsy Trail Reflections by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly."



~ Claude Monet


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Woodsy Trail ReflectionsReflections and translucency on the Rome Point Trail




Walking the trail back from Rome Point we notice a pool of water. It's the day after a plentiful spring rain, so it is not a surprise that the pool has gathered near the trail.

There is more to the pool. In the midday sun, it reflects and shows is translucent all in one. Mirrored shapes of vines form. The growth of spring repeats in its verdancy.

And in delving into the reflection, we find the beauty of spring. Monet was on to something.

Reflective On The Trail


Reflectiv

Passing Jerusalem by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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https://www.madefromrigallery.com - I have always had a fascination with vessels in motion. Photographing them in series as they pass or perform a maneuver is something special to me. The first time I did this, I was ten years of age. It was the M/V Island Queen with my father as captain backing out of the pier in Massachusetts's Falmouth Harbor. It is an unusual maneuver and takes a certain skill due to the pier's angle, the bow overhang, and the harbor shape. The engines must assist by backing on one engine and pushing ahead on the other. There is some rumbling involved due to natural cavitation beneath the vessel. This causes some back eddies as the vessel turns and the visual results are fascinating.

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Passing JerusalemF/V Ashley Ann II en

Waves Making Foam At The Rocks by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Waves Making Foam At The RocksWaves pouring through an aperture on Narragansett's rocky shore




When I head out to photograph, I often don't know what I am going to find. I have an idea, of course, but I don't know for certain. This is why I like the rocky shore. It is deceiving and there is always something to see.

The rocky shore is deceiving because always looks calm. As one observes, the swells roll in, they have to work their way through rocky apertures. The waves speed up and pour through the rock. The effect is mesmerizing and beautiful.

The actual principle is the "Bernoulli Principle". In Hydrodamica, 1738, Daniel Bernoulli explained that the speed of the fluid occurs sim

Tulips Of Three by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."



~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Tulips Of ThreeTulips of three standing together




Tulips were not always multi-colored. A virus caused many colors to form in tulips; the tulip breaking virus (TTBV). There are two varieties of the virus. These are the mild tulip breaking virus (MTBV) and the severe tulip breaking virus (STBC).

The virus infects the bulb causing the cultivar to "break" its lock on a single color. This results in intricate bars, stripes, streaks, featherings or flame-like on the petals.

Today, many of the colors are sought out through cultivation. There are few "broken" variet

When Swells Find Rocks by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."



~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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When Swells Find RocksWhat happens when the swells meet the rocks




There are days that one is thankful to live near the shore. This is a place where we are able to listen to the waves, calm the mind, and come back to being ourselves.

Swells Meet The Rocky Shore


Swells Meet The Rocky ShoreWhat happens when the swells meet the rocks




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Rain Covered Hosta by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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"Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature."



~Marcus Tullius Cicero


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Swirls Of Rain Covered HostaRain covered Hosta




My amazement will never cease with regard to how nature provides us art on demand for those who take the time to observe. I photograph these impromptu works because this slate will be wiped clean tomorrow.

Rain Covered Hosta


Rain Covered HostaRain covered Hosta




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Harvesting Andromeda by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

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Harvesting Andromeda Hanging OnA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen




Walking outdoors with my camera, I found a bee near our Andromeda bush. The plant itself was an anniversary gift to my wife and me. It began as an ankle-high shrub and now matches my six-foot one-inch height.

This spring, the Andromeda has experienced explosive growth. The tiny flowers cover every visible part of it.

And this spring, the bees have come out. Bees that are as large as my thumb from the interphal