Photographer Don Krohn’s new book, “On Cape Cod,” features photographs from across the Cape. Each week in this section we’ll feature one photo from each of the Cape’s 15 towns and Krohn’s descriptions of his work.

Iremember so well what those late-day swims used to feel like when I was young, waiting for the next wave to arrive, completely absorbed in the moment. One of these girls glances back, maybe hoping her parents aren’t yet calling for her, or perhaps just wanting some contact with the shore. The waves here look nicely sized — just big enough to be exciting for these four swimmers. Old Silver Beach is a simple affair, located on a short protected curve of sand on Buzzards Bay’s mild waters, and popular with families. It’s a perfect old-style Cape Cod beach. It is not grand and expansive like the great Outer Beach on the Atlantic with its brisk waters, but rather cozy and welcoming, and well loved by the people in the area. An unusual sight two miles offshore is Cleveland Ledge Light, a rare example of the Art Moderne architectural style.


Krohn will discuss and read from his book at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), on Thursday, June 23, from 6-7:30 pm. He will focus his reading and talk on his visits to the historic Provincetown Dune Shacks.

Photo copyright (C) 2016 by Don Krohn. On Cape Cod by Don Krohn, published by David R. Godine, Publisher.