A Snowy Passage

As the Martha’s Vineyard ferry departed Vineyard Haven during a January nor’easter, photographer Wayne Smith of West Tisbury tried to use a rain
hood for his lens, but it was snowing and blowing so hard in his face, it wasn’t doing much good. “I was basically shooting through this little tunnel
as the boat pulled out,” he says. “Something summer visitors never see or even consider.” For some year-rounders, snowstorms are a rare but welcome
occurrence on the Island, for the drama and beauty they add to winter here.