At the corner of Lafayette and Maple stands a sign welcoming visitors to the Town of Marblehead and proclaiming this as the birthplace of the American Navy.  A dropped anchor lies in the grassy median before it and I have been searching for a way to depict this scene.  When I noted the flowers on the nearby shrub, I knew the opportunity had arrived.  I stood across the street and shot this during breaks in traffic.  The first obstacle was a yield sign that had to be removed.  The second was turning this photo into something a bit ‘more’.

Technical: Canon 50D and EF 70-200 lens. Processed with the Orton effect