Joe Kennedy  

Dauphtucket by Joe Kennedy

May 2021 - Dauphtucket

About the Image(s)

I have been trying to get out with my camera on a weekly basis - some weeks are better than others. Someone had posted a location in a town about thirty minutes away so off I went. This building was out there at the end of a small pier. I must have framed it several ways and even after that had considerable issues in post-processing, especially getting it straight. I finally went with the shore line realizing that the sea shack and/or the small pier upon which it rested were crooked.

Processed with NIK and some Luminar AI to get this result.

9 comments posted

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Joe, this image was clearly a nightmare to make a decision on and I think you have made the correct one. Looks like the pier is keeping this building upright in a manner of speaking! Great details in this, including the bird on the shore leading you into the pier and then the boat and horizon. Just wondered if the contrast could be increased a little to make it pop a bit more.   Posted: 05/05/2021 04:28:42

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I like the feeling of depth. The shack has a great deal of character, but my eye keeps getting drawn to the boat - its brighter and the contrast around it is greater. Perhaps increasing brightness/vibrance/saturation at the shack, and if needed decreasing brightness of the boat would help make the shack more dominant.   Posted: 05/05/2021 14:01:27

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
I wanted to see more detail of whether the shack will fall in to the water. The boat although white stood out but I wanted to learn more of whether it is the dock or the building that is off kilter. After seeing this I would like to visit it and see about photos form other angles. Great photo because it makes you curious.   Posted: 05/07/2021 18:48:46
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Huh? Joe II, I am confused about your response. "more detail of whether the shack..." / "want to learn more whether the dock or the building is. . ."

Check out Damon Point in Marshfield for your own look-see.   Posted: 05/07/2021 21:27:00
Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Before commenting I went looking for other photos of the building and found the building was straight but the deck was crooked. Going back to look at them the deck slopes up from the land. Just wasn't sure if the deck had moved and not the building. I guess those photos are from a number of years back. Surprised the town hasn't made a decision that it be taken down since it is a danger to people walking on it and to the environment.   Posted: 05/08/2021 05:41:42

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Interesting image. Looks like a very old building and leaves me with the feeling that it may not last too much longer. Well done   Posted: 05/07/2021 20:35:42
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
I agree. If I lived a bit closer I would make this a project of its last days of existence. I'm guessing the next hurricane or Nor-easter will determine its fate.

Thanks for checking in. See you tomorrow for "Senility Saturday!"   Posted: 05/07/2021 21:28:33
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
It's a date   Posted: 05/08/2021 05:34:10

John Hackett   John Hackett
What a wonderfull building. I like all the angles and I appreciate that you must have been a touch confused as to what should be vertical, choosing the shoreline was probably the best solution. Great colour and lots of detail to look at. The white boat add balance and fills the space to the left, even though it might be a touch bright and draw the eye. I also like the gull bottom right.   Posted: 05/13/2021 06:19:57


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