During the war for US Independence the British Invaders arrived at Compo Beach in an attempt to invade New England. Residents of Westport were on patrol as "Minutemen" -- they could wake up and be ready to fight within a minute. When the British landed just off shore the Minutemen were ready and successfully repelled the evil invaders from flooding into New England. This canon statue commemorates the wonderful men who fought for our independence.
As a kid I used to love to climb on these canons. We'd always see who would be the adventurous one and climb all the way to the end of them. While at home for Passover we did nothing but eat. Sammi decided we needed to take a walk so I took her to the beach (and brought my trusty camera with me). I liked the way the shadows added some symmetry and a little bit of a new dimension to this.
Trying out this photo in a couple ways. This is the sepia version, which I like better because it focuses in on the shape, contrast, and texture of the canons. There wasn't much color in this scene and I didn't think it needed it.