Rockport…Reliving the Moment

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The charming New England seacoast village of Rockport…

Generations of artists have been drawn to Rockport, in particular for its uncommonly magical light that has inspired artists since Winslow Homer.

Rockport is home to Motif No. 1, the most-painted and photographed building in the world.

Pristine beaches, historic lighthouses and landmarks, museums, ocean attractions including deep sea fishing, kayaking, sailing, and more.

The Bean & Leaf Cafe…Favorite coffee shop ever! The desserts are to DIE for and has an outstanding ocean view.

The Ice Cream Store…so quaint!! This is where they shot the movie, in 1998 “The Love Letter” starring, Kate Capshaw, Ellen DeGeneres & Tom Selleck.

Talking about movies…we were informed by the locals of several other movies that have been filmed in this adorable city. The reason I designed the triptych with this title…

  • 1990 – Mermaids…starring Cher, Bob Hoskins & Winona Ryder
  • 1993 – The Good Son…starring Macaulay Culkin & Elijah Wood
  • 2003 – Stuck on You…starring Matt Damon & Greg Kinear
  • 2009 – The Proposal…starring Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds

It has been a few years since we made this journey to our favorite small town in America…but I realized I never showed this image that I created for our home.

Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:

So what’s the significance of vibrant colors?

Vibrant colors make your subject seem more life-like, and they enhance the sense of joy in your work. Whether you’re photographing beautiful landscapes or portraits, vibrant colors make your images really “pop” and standout to anyone looking at them!

Vibrant colors can really do a lot to enhance an image and is especially popular in landscape photography. So, the next time you’re setting up the perfect shot with your digital camera and you think the image would look even better with more saturated colors, try it out! It all comes down to personal preference, but vibrant colors can add “wow” to your photography!

Where is your favorite small town? I would LOVE to hear…

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43 thoughts on “Rockport…Reliving the Moment

  1. What a gem of a town. I enjoyed both of your posts on Rockport, and the vibrant photos too. I wonder if “The Perfect Storm” was filmed in the area. Part of it was set in a lovely seaside town.

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  3. AH who doesn’t love a coastal town ! Such a colour buzz and energy in places like this Laurie – you show it so well .
    I see I have a few films to catch up on … makes me wonder where on earth have I been over the last few years …
    I have to agree with Feralc4t Lyme Regis is a favourite of mine too ! Nothing like walking along the Cobb on a blustery rainy day playing at being Meryl Streep 😉

  4. Sounds like the perfect place to visit.. My favorite little city to visit is Ashland, OR. But we have lots of traveling to do so that can change.. I always love my visit here!


  5. Laurie, my favorite small town is Comox. It is close by and right beside the ocean. The town has beautiful landscaping, awesome mountain views, and a wonderfully mild climate. Thank you, as always, for your awesome blog tips.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  6. Hi Laurie!

    The colours do look vibrant and inviting. My favourite small town is a place called Dunsborough. It’s 3 hours from where I live. There’s not a lot there it’s beachy and has the best pie shop I’ve ever been too! Lol I love meat pies and they do the best! Lol

    Super hugs and i hope your having a great weekend. Paula xxx

  7. I knew when I saw the photos on my wordpress page that this was your post! You have a clarity and electric charge to your photos. And I hope to visit the New England area one day. It’s on my bucket list actually. I adore Punxsutawney, PA as my favorite little town. You probably know this is where the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil lives. It’s a great place not only to visit, but I think I would live there.

  8. Rockport sounds wonderful Laurie! I’d love to visit this charming seaside town (and New England in general, especially in the Fall). It’s on my travel list for sure. So hard to choose which small town is my favorite, but I so love Valbonne in Provence and Catalina Island in California (one in the country, one by the ocean 🙂

  9. It looks lovely and I’m sure you have many more photos of it (hint- I’d like a peek 🙂 )
    So many small towns of character, but reaching way back, I can remember a small town or two on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy. Bardolino and Lazisse were favourites.

  10. Rockport!!! Oh! I love Rockport! Where is my favorite small town? I love Gloucester but, then again I love any small corner in Massachusetts. But really I love any small town by the sea the most. 🙂 Love today’s tips!

  11. It looks so cozy and relaxed … I wish I was there,Laurie!
    Thank you for your inspiring posts and tips – I receive your blog posts directly on my mailbox, I cherish them each Monday, Wednesday and friday – I often times read your posts at once from my cell phone – now I’m by the computer so It’s easier to write a note 🙂
    Happy weekend to you!

  12. Very well captured photos – yeah so I have been in Rockport 4 times – not in real life, but by watching these film… 🙂

    I find it very hard mentioning only one of all these small wonderful towns – I haven’t one but many favorites… 🙂 🙂

  13. Although we haven’t visited many “small” towns, among the few we have, I would rate Newport, R.I. among the top! So quaint, lovely B&B’s with beautifully manicured gardens, gorgeous marinas fulled to capacity of magnificent motor and sail boats, and the seafood – exquisite!

  14. I guess I’d have to say my favorite small town is where we dock our boat and have a campsite set up at Indian Lake, Ohio, but it’s not really a big tourist spot or anything. They have lots going on year round at the lake like the Fireworks in July, Party on the Beach, and the Fall Festival just to name a few. Most take their boats early morning across the lake to a favorite on the water Donut Shop. And it use to have the best amusement park and dance hall when I was a kid until they built Cedar Point way on up North in Ohio.

    Love your tips, and I’m one to love when a photo that I’ve captured is naturally colorful and perfect on it’s own without editing. I’m still working on that though and how to see the image before I shoot.

    It’s always so fun to see what others have shared about their part of the woods. Love your triptych (new word for me :)).

  15. That is a tough question – we have many favorite small towns but if I have to narrow it done to one I must say Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia. Colorful and very scenic.

  16. Rockport is less than two hours from here. 🙂 There are so many beautiful small towns in this area it is hard to pick one. But, Walpole, NH, home of Ken Burns, film maker, and L.A.Burdick Chocolates, is a lovely small town with gorgeous New England homes and a one-block (really about half a block) downtown. It is just quaint and beautiful.

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