Katie Gendreau of Bristol was the January winner of Washington Trust’s monthly “I Luv RI” photo contest. The photo was chosen out of more than 350 entries that were submitted. Gendreau’s photo – “Rough Surf at Sunrise” – captures waves crashing over the rocks at Beavertail State Park with the Beavertail Lighthouse in the distance. The photo appears in this month’s issue of Rhode Island Monthly. “As a landscape photographer, I am endlessly inspired by Rhode Island’s beautiful coastline,” Gendreau said. “I shot ‘Rough Surf at Sunrise’ on a very dreary November morning at Beavertail State Park. There was a storm offshore and the surf was as high as I’ve ever seen it; waves were pounding the rocks and all I could hear was the constant thundering roar of the ocean. It was one of the most exhilarating and dramatic scenes I have ever witnessed.” 37p1.jpg