Motif #1

A fishing shack on Bradley Wharf in the quaint town of Rockport, MA is known as “Motif Number 1”.  Originally built in the 1840’s, it became a favorite subject of painters due to the often beautiful quality of light and as a symbol of New England maritime life.  The shack was sold to the town of Rockport in 1945 and has been preserved for its iconic value.  In 1978, a brutal blizzard dumped 27 inches of snow in Boston, killed 100 people, and destroyed Motif #1.  The fishing shack was reconstructed in 1979 and continues to be one of the most painted buildings in America.

Motif Number 1, Rockport, MA

This image was taken April 29th, 2011 with a Nikon D700, 1/13th sec @ f/18, with the 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 24mm.  Five exposures were processed in Photomatix and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0.


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