Photograph by Ethan Daniels

As we gear up for an exciting week of author events with Ethan Daniels in Boston and on Cape Cod, we wanted to share a fantastic review of Under Cape Cod Waters. In our line of work, we are lucky enough to meet many talented writers, photographers, artists and feisty small business owners. One of those great connections was made recently with Kelly Knight, an artist who lives and works on Cape Cod, who wrote a beautiful review of Under Cape Cod Waters on her blog, Twill & Dot.

While reviews and coverage from big newspapers and journals are extremely important to a small publishing company like Union Park Press, we also care deeply about what all of YOU think of our books. After all, we create these books for the readers out there – those who want to discover more about the history, art, culture of Boston, Cape Cod and New England. That’s why we were particularly excited to read about how Kelly connected with Under Cape Cod Waters.

Here is an excerpt from Kelly’s post:

…While I’ve explored the Cape on land, my knowledge of it’s underwater habitat has not kept pace… until recently. Last week I picked up a copy of this book: Under Cape Cod Waters by Ethan Daniels. Daniels has a background in science and an artist’s eye for color and composition. He is an award-winning photographer who has traveled the world capturing images of life below the waves. Like myself, he is locked in a lifelong love affair with Cape Cod, but his fascination lies below the surface of Cape waters, in a world that many never have the opportunity to see. InUnder Cape Cod Waters, he has compiled a collection of images that show us some things familiar – a tangle of water lilies, swaying rockweed, blue crabs, starfish, painted turtles – but from new angles: up and through the water’s depths. He also captures images of sea life that few of us will ever observe first hand: a rare yellow sea raven; beds of orange seas anemones; finger sponges reaching towards the light; great colonies of algae, bivalves and invertebrates that have, over time, established themselves on the broken forms of forgotten shipwrecks. He shows us color – not just the deep green-blue-black of the water, not just the dull browns of sun-dried seaweed on the sand, but rich, unexpected tones: fuchsia, lime, silver, red, cobalt, orange

We love the way Kelly describes the color present in Under Cape Cod Waters. Please visit her site and read the rest of the review. While you’re there, be sure to check out her gorgeous handwoven treasures. Thank you, Kelly!

Ethan Daniels will be speaking at the following venues:

Wednesday, July 27 at 6PMBoston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Thursday, July 28 at 7:30PMCape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street, Brewster, MA
Monday, August 1 at 7:30PMWoods Hole Public Library, 581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA