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July : Skiffs Pond River

July : Skiffs Pond River

Up early again one morning in July I drove to Chatham. But rather than walk along the beaches I had decided to look for a good spot to take a photo of Stage Harbor Lighthouse. Looking on the map, a small town landing north of the lighthouse a short way up the river, seemed like a possible option to give me good access for a picture if I walked down the river bank. When I arrived though there were signs that access along the river bank was private so I walked around the landing, initially not seeing much of interest. I was in my car and about to drive off towards Harding Beach which is closer to the lighthouse when I saw these skiffs suspended in the dead calm water. I set up and took several photos just in time as the water was disturbed by a fisherman rowing out to his boat and a 2nd fishing boat leaving on an early morning sun.

This photo pairs very well with one of a cormorant and half a dozen row boats taken along the bank of the Thames several years ago. I hope you like this one.

Canon 1Ds2, Carl Zeiss 35-70 Vario Sonnar

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