Paddle before Moonrise

  • Litle Harbor is active with a motor boat and kayak heading out before the moonrise on a late May evening

Last week, I had gone out to Fountain Park to capture the full moon rising over Fort Sewall and the homes along Little Harbor. As I waited for the sun to set, I noted a soft glow on the houses facing the harbor and then saw a small motor boat and a kayak enter the frame. I captured this shot just as both were crossing over the light reflecting in the still waters.

It’s funny how different this image appears from the moonrise of last week with a nearly identical composition but with a change in light and focus for the viewer’s eye.

By |2018-06-06T06:45:33+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Little Harbor|Tags: , , , |7 Comments


  1. Jennifer Spungin June 6, 2018 at 6:50 am - Reply


  2. Jennifer Spungin June 6, 2018 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Lol…just realized that’s my daughter in the kayak ? Ruth Twaalfhoven

  3. Anonymous June 6, 2018 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Simply beautiful Francie! For years when I lived on Orne Street, I would head down to Gashouse Beach trying to replicate the beauty I saw at that time of early evening. I never had the expertise or equipment to capture this moment! Thank you for sharing!

    Diane Thomas

  4. Thomas Boyd June 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Your photograph shows the true warmth of my sisters home!

  5. Karl Alan Melanson June 7, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Another fabulous photo!

  6. Elizabeth Welter Shaw June 8, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Spectacular! Looks so serene

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