Cumberland photographer 4th in Yankee Magazine contest

Cumberland photographer 4th in Yankee Magazine contest

Look towards the sea, Sun setting low in the west, Waiting for the night

CUMBERLAND - Robert Dansereau of Sun Valley Drive has placed 4th in Yankee Magazine's "My New England" reader photo contest.

Winning photographs are featured in Yankee's March/April 2014 issue.

His Sakonnet Lighthouse photograph was selected from among more than 1,000 submissions.

Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine, said in a press release, "When we asked for entries to our 2nd annual reader photo contest, the theme 'My New England' resonated with our region's photographers. The landscape and people of New England have been at the heart of Yankee since our first issue nearly 80 years ago, and the feeling for both became evident as we looked through well over 1,000 submissions."

Judges commented on the photo's "solidity of the lighthouse surrounded by the softness of the water and sky around it," and said they loved the "simple graphic composition."

Dansereau's work is on his website, and on display through April 30 at the BankRI Pitman Street Gallery in Providence and then at BankRI Turks Head Gallery through the month of May.