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Motif #1 in Rockport, MA on Cape Ann, so called because it is the most often-painted building in America.
From my New England photo blog: A while back I took advantage of the golden late afternoon light and went out on a photo tour to Rockport, MA on Cape Ann. Rockport makes for pristine Massachusetts photos destination and is small harbor village north of Boston that is still home to a few lobster fishermen. One can explore the harbor and wharfs or enjoy the many shops, galleries and restaurants on Bearskin Neck and Tuna Wharf. My goal was to photograph motif #1, so called because it is the most often-painted building in America. When arriving I slowly made my way out on the T Wharf where I captured my first images of motif #1. Small dinghies and their reflections caught my eye along the way. The Ocean Reporter, a 45-foot dragger boat was docked there as well, and I captured the detail of the boats' waterline with many fish swirling around.
Meanwhile the sun was setting a little further and the light was improving. I walked back to Main Street where there is a great open view of the harbor. The beautiful orange dinghy was anchored here; colors complementary with the reflecting saturated blue of the sky in the ocean water. Back on Main Street, walking around the harbor towards Bradley Wharf I started paying more attention to motif #1, the famous fishing shack. The view from Bradley Wharf is priceless. The tricky part was to cut out the sailing boat masts in the photograph. I was not going to follow the advise one fellow photographer was suggesting while she overheard my conversation with a local painter and gallery owner: Photoshop it! Instead I accomplished the removal of the masts by fully spreading out my tripod legs so that I could locate my camera very close to the ground. The only thing left was to wait for the light before I captured the below three images: motif #1, the red fishing boat and the reflection of motif #1; nearly from the same position.