Complaining about that rope is like complaining that there's a dark vein in the marble on a statue in an awkward spot. Get over it and move on! Sure, this is very much a postcard photo, and I agree not the pinnacle of high art (I doubt we'll ever see it hanging at MoMA), but it's perfectly workmanlike and nice. I don't find the blue tarps objectionable either. They're of the moment and location. Would it be nicer if they were red-and-white striped fitted canvas? Sure, but to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, you take the photo with the scene you have, not the scene you want to have.