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.
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.