Midday Photography can be a challenge especially around water. The light is harsh, the reflections are unflattering and people are everywhere. I generally prefer the soft light of a pre-dawn morning along the coastline. However, on a recent trip to Boston for the weekend I found myself in Rockport Massachusetts on a Saturday afternoon with a Fuji X-E2 and a Fuji 23mm 1.4 lens attached and a couple of hours to fill. The camera belongs to my wife, the Fuji X-T1 is my camera of choice, but it was seeing little action in her hands so twisted on my 23mm lens and walked around Rockport during lunch-time. A busy weekend lunch. I wanted to test the camera and my image crafting skills at a difficult time of day. Luck was on my side as the sun was playing peek-a-boo all afternoon and generally that left me with a bright cloudy day during the non-sunny periods. This allowed me to photograph color in its most pleasing light – natural evenly distributed light.
I must say that the cameras preformed very well (with that lens) and I was satisfied I was able to get several good images that capture the small coastal village of Rockport, MA. Rockport is a small coastal village located on the very tip of Cape Ann, forty miles north and east of Boston. Both the village and the harbor are very picturesque and functional. The harbor serves as a port for Lobster fishermen and the town is a summer tourist destination. The shops on restaurants of Bearskin Neck being the main attraction for the latter. Know trip to Rockport would be complete without a photo of the Motif #1 which till this day stands as on of the most photographed and painting structures in the world. The photos below as a sample from my two walk around town.