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Wellfleet in February
"A little over a mile long, the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail is my personal favorite and one of the most interesting on the Cape. Located in a depression created by a glacial chunk of ice, the swamp is just west of a windy bluff in Wellfleet at the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Marconi station site. The trail begins in a wind-stunted thicket of gnarled oak and scrubby pine that gradually descends into a shaded forest. At the bottom of the trail where the swamp begins, a boardwalk guides you into a natural cathedral of weathered cedar trees. A lush green carpet of moss absorbs even the sound of the wind. The silence is remarkable and seems appropriate for a sylvan sanctuary. The dead tree snags take on anthropomorphic features that resemble intricately carved totems in an ancient sacred place. I had tried for several years to capture this image, but was always thwarted by the tracks of previous visitors or harsh light. On this day, the sun was filtered by clouds which brought out the texture of the new fallen snow and I was the first one to witness it." -Jon Vaughan, Photographer
Fine Art Photograph by Jon Vaughan, dry mounted on acid-free foam board, custom cut and hinged on an acid-free matte. Framed In Metal. Additional sizes of this image may be available. Please call (508) 945-1288 for more info.
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525 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633