For some reason, I find dories to be beautiful and fascinating  little boats.  A dory is typically a small, shallow-draft boat, with high sides, a flat bottom and sharp bow. For centuries, dories have been used as traditional fishing boats both in coastal waters and in the open sea.  They’re also used as lifeboats on draggers and long liners, yacht tenders, and for general pleasure boating.  Hand-crafted dories are quite popular as they are easy to build because of their simple lines.   It’s common to see shops that build them all along the New England coast, including this one in Gloucester.  The shop was closed when I visited last weekend, but this dory out in front made a wonderful photo subject.  I’m hoping to get back on a weekday when the shop is open to see if I can get some shots of the inside where the boats are actually built.


  1. Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    Terrific perspective and color Steven

  2. Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    Great shot, Steven. Love the POV and processing with this vivid color.
    This dory looks like it is very well built.

  3. Posted June 27, 2012 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Very cool shot Steven! I’m with both Len and Jimi, love the pov on this!

  4. jimdenham
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    That boat looks like a banana with that color! Very cool!

  5. Adam Allegro
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Awesome POV, I feel like I’m about to go boating!

  6. Posted June 27, 2012 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Cool POV here Steven! I like the symmetry of the boat!

  7. Posted June 27, 2012 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    I agree these are great little boats to photograph. I love your POV on this shot. Well done.

  8. Posted June 27, 2012 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Makes me want to go out on a lake and fish 🙂

  9. Posted June 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Unusual angle but it works very well!

  10. Rick
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Excellent image. You really get a nice insite on the inside of these dories!

  11. Posted June 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I really like the angular distortion, Steven. Makes a great visual abstract. Nice!

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