Rhode Island. Is it a road or is it an Island. Tough call, but for the most part it is a large bay that consists of several islands. Two of the most noteworthy islands are Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands. Between the two stands the Newport Bridge, also known as the Pell Claiborne Bridge. It is a 2 mile long suspension bridge that stands 215 feet above the water level. It was built to this height to accomodate aircraft carriers to pass under. Newport was once a large Naval port for the US Atlantic Fleet until the ships were moved to elsewhere during the 1970s.
The lighthouse in the scene is not a functional beacon but a prop built on Goat Island in Newport. The island was previously used by the Navy to train sailors on using torpedoes. Now it is owned by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. The club at the hotel is called the Five33 Club. The standard diameter of submarine torpedoes is 533mm or 21 inches. Newport has long been the home to many of the richest families in America and the world. The bay has been a popular anchorage for the wealthy with multi-million dollar super yachts make frequent visits here.
One of the most noteworthy features of the bay is its rolling fog. To make this image I made a series of bracket images. Fog is a difficult subject to photograph, like snow, it tricks camera light meters into making false readings. To compensate, overexposure is necessary by bracketing.