Christmas 2015

Good Morning, Shipyard Park! Volume 2 (2016) with limited edition 12″ x 12″ Christmas in Shipyard Park print


“Good morning, Shipyard Park! Exactly different, every day” is a personal photography project I started in 2011.

This package includes:

  • A 60 page self-published hard cover book in a limited edition of 200 copies using the high quality Blurb platform, Good Morning, Shipyard Park! Volume 2
  • A 5″ x 5″ “seasonal” photograph in a limited edition of 50 printed by Artifact Uprising on FSC certified, acid free archival, Mohawk Superfine Eggshell, White 120# with a high quality, textured matte-finish.
  • A 12′ x 12″ Limited Edition (10) Advanced Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Print of Christmas in Shipyard Park 2015. 

For every book sold, $5 will be donated to the Mattapoisett Historical Society in support of their joint summer community dinner with the Mattapoisett Land Trust.

Copies are also available at Rogers Gallery and Town Wharf General Store in Mattapoisett in December; perfectly timed for the holidays!

Hope you can help me help support the great work that the Mattapoisett Historical Society and the Mattapoisett Land Trust do to preserve, protect and celebrate what makes Mattapoisett special!

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Product Description


Good Morning, Shipyard Park! Christmas 2015 by Peter A. Mello

Square 12” x 12” print with white border
12′ x 12″ Limited Edition (10) Advanced Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Print

I launched my Good Morning, Shipyard Park! project om January 2011 and over this period I have created over 2,000 images of this scene. The vast majority were captured a little before or a little after sunrise. This is an ideal time for photographers due to the special nature of the light. A similar window of opportunity exists around sunset. These periods are known to photographers as the Golden Hour. Shipyard Park presents itself well during this early morning light.

On first blush, the scene is exactly the same every day but upon closer examination it isn’t at all. There’s the changing light and the clouds. The stillness of the surface or the crashing waves on the harbor. Sometimes there are flocks of seagulls circling overhead and on rare lucky occasions, a Great Blue Heron graces us with an appearance. The majority human free but many celebrate the life in a popular place in the community. The only thing that I can count on is that Shipyard Park will be “exactly different, every day.”

I thought it might be fun to share a little story about each of the limited edition prints (series of 50) that are in the back of each copy of Good Morning, Shipyard Park! exactly different, every day.

Good Morning, Shipyard Park! Winter – February 14, 2016


One of my favorite all time images of Shipyard Park was from last year’s Christmas celebration because to me it conveys what our Mattapoisett community is all about. Here is a moment frozen in time where families gather each year to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and Frosty arrive by fire engine with lights flashing and sirens and horns blasting. There’s the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting and a tent full of delicious food and hot chocolate donated by local restaurants. This is all very exciting, especially for all of the small children who wait in line to meet Santa.

For me this image is about how important a “place” like Shipyard Park is in our world. Scenes like this play out all across the globe in villages, cities and rural communities. It’s not about Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. It’s about community gathering together to celebrate what’s important to them on village greens, city squares or country parks. Place serves an important role in defining who we are and Shipyard Park does that well for Mattapoisett.

Additional Information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 7 x 0.50 in
Print dimensions

5″ x 5″


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