Although usually aiming her camera towards the sea, a winter storm kept Hull photographer Patricia Abbate housebound for a weekend. As the snow was clearing, she spotted a brilliant red cardinal in a berry-covered privet hedge just beyond her back door. Her telephoto lens came in handy as she was able to capture a few shots before the bird flew off. Her image “Winter Warbler” was the winner of South Shore Living’s Winter Wonderland Photo Contest.
Abbate has been photographing the South Shore’s coastal landscape since moving to Hull in 2008. Her commercial and fine art photography has been featured in area galleries, local hotels, commercial websites, and regional and national publications. She is also publisher and co-owner of the “South Shore Senior News.”