Over the past few years, I’ve realized that I really enjoy taking photos in the winter — particularly along Lake Michigan, where there is interesting ice and the landscape changes daily. This past winter, I decided to go to New England for a week to re-visit a few places in Maine I really wanted to see in winter. I also decided to drop down into Massachusetts and visit Rockport, a place I hadn’t been to yet.
I flew into Portland Maine on a bright, sunny February day. By the time I got my rental car and drove to Rockport, it was pushing sixty degrees. This was not the winter I had expected! Visitors were out in short sleeves and a sunburn was a distinct possibility. Never fear, though, the weather shifted. The next morning, it was snowing like crazy and in the teens. I spent my day taking photos in various places including Rockport, Gloucester, and places in between.
Of course, when visiting Rockport, the obligatory photo is that of Motif #1 — the stunning red replica of a fish shack located on Bradley Wharf. With my snow dreams becoming true, I was happy to get a photo of the famous landmark in the snow.
I had a great time in Rockport and hope to return someday. As busy as it was in February, I can’t imagine how crazy it must be in the summer.