Patches of snow remain on the ground outside the entrance to a mysterious forest in Gloucester. The trees in the background are all completely barren as a result of the harsh winter temperatures. To the far right, a wooden cabin hides behind the trees. A dirt road leading into the forest is also visible, but has mostly been covered by the lingering snow. In front of the forest lies the remnants of a gate; the right side of the gate is decorated with metal detailing, and a beam of wood extending from its center is unsupported on its left side and slants toward the ground. The dilapidated state of the gate, combined with the thin, scrawny nature of the trees in the background, gives the forest an eerie energy; but perhaps it seems more pleasant and welcoming during the warmer months.
From the collection of Fred Bodin of Gloucester MA. Fred was a long time resident and well-known photographer of Gloucester and had one of the best private collections of New England nautical photographs in private hands. Fred was a photojournalist having graduated with this degree from Syracuse University and worked for Yankee Magazine. Fred passed away in 2016 and HIP purchased his collection from his estate.