Subscribe to our RSS Feeds
Blog Index

Welcome to Fall in Rockport

Rockport..a tiny fishing village thirty minutes from my house...Home of the famous and hugely photographed Motif #1.  A tourist town that all who visit Cape Ann just have to come and visit.  It's artsy and all the little shops are run by "creatives" just like all of us who see the world in our own unique way and the try to capture it through whatever medium we sits on the sea, this beautiful village and about a month ago a friend of mine went on a little photo tour to see "the other side of the town"...the part where the real folks live and play.  I highly recommend this sweet tiny village if ever you are in New England...and the season does not carries it's beauty straight through the year.

First stop, no matter when I go is always the Motif...even though I have photographed it a bazillion times, the wharf still draws me...maybe a new angle, maybe different light...but always the Motif in the background.

Heading out of town...we headed for the rocky shore and the's a beautiful sight with the lighthouse in the background...rugged and welcoming at the same time.


This view shows you just how close to the water these residents live...fortunately the rocky shoreline protects them but with the way things are going you have to wonder how long that can last...the ocean can be vicious as well as much erosion has already happened along our shorelines.  But still, for a time, I love to dream about what it must be like here.

In the fall and winter you can walk this lovely beach so much easier than in the summer when the resident well, take up residence on the the name of the town has a lot of rocks...they are really beautiful to view..and at the right time of day  the light hits them wonderfully.

Heading back up to town we exit the beach and make a loop around the neigborhood and see this view as we head in...the harbor view with the two church steeples in the calm and quiet on this early morning visit.


My last find of the day...a doorway on a side street...It was a beautiful day, not only for all the beauty of the ocean and beach...but it was well spent with a good photography friend.  We all know that's a great find for any day.




PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (5)

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! I never knew the name of the building in the first picture, but have seen it many times in photos, magazines mostly. Have you ever gone inside? The large rounded rocks and steeples make the setting so inviting somehow. Love the grey door and wonderful fall colors, with late afternoon shadows. Beautiful tour of your area, Cheryl! How nice you had a photo day with a friend!! Thank you for sharing these! I loved seeing them - more personal coming from you, than from a magazine. xxoo

November 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

What a beautiful place! It reminds me of Maine.

November 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Powers Fabian

What a beautiful place! It reminds me of Maine.

November 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Powers Fabian

Indeed a beautiful city and your photos represent it so well.

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGio Arteaga

When I saw this post and had a few spare moments, I had to go Google it to see exactly where Rockport is -- 7 hours and some from my house! But this beauty by the sea is my kind of place and I'd sure like to see it in person some time. Of course I love artsy places and places with wonderful character. You captured it beautifully in the fall in these quiet and sensitive images. Motif #1 is compelling! I must spend more time in New England!

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
« Thanksgiving Blessings | Main | Mindful of the Beauty »