Access at seashore locations
Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.
Perspectives Series - Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore Through Art - Begins on October 1 with Photography by Bill Scully
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421
October marks the beginning of the 2013-2014 Cape Cod National Seashore's Perspective Series. Artists who have captured the essence of Cape Cod National Seashore through their work, present exhibitions at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Each month beginning in October and ending in May, paintings, photographs, and other types of media are on display in the classroom of the visitor center.
The underwater lily series of fine art photography by William Scully will be on exhibit in October. Photographed in a small kettle pond in Truro, these images present water lilies and their reflections from a non-traditional and eye-catching perspective. Mr. Scully says "nature is the inspiration for my work and I enjoy seeking out and probing into the hidden areas of the natural world."
As an avid SCUBA diver, and drawn to water and conditions with unusual light, Mr. Scully has travelled to oceans around the globe, with his digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera in a plexiglass case. Even with these experiences, he finds the local kettle ponds on Cape Cod to be one of the best places for his underwater artistic compositions.He was selected as the non-professional "Nature Photographer of the Year" at the 2011 International Photography Awards, and he was nominated for a Lucie Award from the same organization. He is based in Jamaica Plain and Truro Massachusetts.
Did You Know?
The original Highland Light was built in 1797, becoming the first lighthouse on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It had 24 whale oil lamps set in 2 circles, one on top of the other with the reflector behind.