Yes, this is the famous Motif #1, the fishing shack in Rockport, MA known for being the most often-painted building in America.  And yes, it’s also one of the most photographed buildings as well.  But I just needed to have a go at it.  I’ve lived in New England my whole life, and have been somewhat serious about my photography for many years, and yet I had never come to this picturesque spot to capture what so many others have.  While certainly not my best work, there’s something about it I really like.  The boats are blurred from the long exposure (I wasn’t able to get a still shot of the boats that I could mask in accurately), but I like the colors and the movement of the clouds.

Even though it’s virtually impossible to create a truly unique shot of an iconic location like this, it’s still one of those images that I wanted to capture for myself.  I have some others from this shoot that I’ll share in future posts.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/13, 48mm, 59 seconds, B+W ND-10


8 Comments

  1. Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    That’s a different point of view for this icon. Very nice light and great reflections. I just love visiting Rockport and this is one of the reasons why.

  2. Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    I like the touch of motion and the warm tones Steven!

  3. Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful, Steven! I like the soft focus in this and the colors and light are very nice.

  4. Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Wow, the reflections are outstanding man! Love the colors too, the warm tones are so soothing

  5. Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Love the warm tones in the sky.

  6. Posted November 30, 2011 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I can see why it’s photographed so much. Beautiful scene. Nice personal representation of this.

  7. Posted November 30, 2011 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Lovely light

  8. Posted November 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I actually like the motion of the boats Steven. It’s a terrific shot. I really like the lighting and reflections.

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