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Rockport Harbor Skiffs

August 6, 2012
Three skiff boats tied to the "No Skiffs" dock in Rockport Harbor.

“No Skiffs” Humor

A Harbor Ha-Ha!

Sometimes humor just presents itself. One afternoon while walking towards T-Wharf in Rockport, Massachusetts, my eye caught these three skiffs slowly drifting together. Like puzzle pieces fitting into place, they came to rest in front of this particular spot on the dock. How ironic I thought to myself with a chuckle. A little harbor humor as displayed by three rebellious little boats.

Light, Color & Texture

While my funny bone was initially tickled, it was my photographic eye that quickly took over. I appreciated how the late afternoon sun accentuated the weathered paint and aged texture of the skiffs. The different positions of the oars added some depth, while the straight lines of the dock provided a nice physical balance to the curves of the boats.

Moral of The Story

This shot was a good reminder to look at ALL of the elements in a scene. Even the little details. Sometimes they have a way of telling an entirely different story. I make sure I check out these skiffs every time I’m down at the harbor. I’m curious to see what stunt they’re going to pull next.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 20 mm, f/4.0, 1/2000 sec., – 0.7 EV

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