Scenic Route

Dream Shot

Corey Favino ’18 dreamed about getting this photo of historic Rose Island Lighthouse—which sits in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, between Newport and Jamestown—for years. He paddle boarded to the island from the shore in Newport, leaving at about 5 a.m. to capture the soft morning light. He explains that he made it to the island without getting the drone wet and shot multiple photos, which he stitched together in order to depict the whole island in one frame.

Favino, a freelance photographer and videographer who frequently works for Discover Newport, says the lighthouse is on “the island you see going over the Newport Bridge; everyone notices it, but no one really knows what it is.” The lighthouse, built in 1870 and maintained by the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, welcomes guests for day or over-night visits. Favino adds that this image “was a fun way to bring light to such a picturesque place.”

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Photo: Corey Favino