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A boat with lobster


Two fishermen returning from emptying their lobster traps. The lobster season is short and coincides with the summer holidays; meaning many holiday makers, who need to be relieved of their bonuses. The rest of the season, they will be line fishing.



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Wonderful shot - I love the depth of field!
Louis: Thanks Elizabeth. The dof you refer to, is more haze than focus. Now that haze... I have taken more pictures of these guys at work. Seeing them on the pc, had me realise that this one was the only one I could use. The others seem to be slightly out of focus, which in fact is the haze. Something I can't fix.
I wonder if their color attracts the lobsters, Louis? smile My brother and sister, both separately, have just moved to Maine this year, where lobster fishing is a huge industry. I 'spect we'll sample some of it when we visit them in October.
Louis: No, lobsters crawl on the sea bed or in rock crevices. They only see the fisherman in the boat, after being caught.
You can have a great time, as long as the Maine lobster is not too expensive.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jul 2019, 07:20
I adore lobster, but it's often very expensive, as you hint Louis..
Louis: The only way for me to go in cheap, is to get a day permit and go catch them from the crevices, wearing water goggles and gloves. This I have done before. At that time, one was allowed 2 lobsters per person per day. Of course one know people with id, who don't like lobster...
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jul 2019, 07:49
This is a fabulous shot, Louis. LOVE the point of focus here and that orange...
Louis: Thank you Astrid. They are also men at work...
I have never eaten lobster although I love crab.
Louis: Then you will like lobster as well, Bill.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Jul 2019, 09:22
Everyone has to make a penny somehow.
Louis: One of life's basic truths, yes.
Good shot Louis, the water looks a bit choppy.
Louis: Thanks Brian. Our waters are like that. When I visit some other places, I can just stare at their smooth seas.
I like how you've captured the way the boat is turning up the water, Louis. Would love to be at the dock when they were unloading their catch. Lobster...mmm.
Louis: Thank you, Beverly. Where they unload are sheds with granite tables and washing facilities - mostly for fish. A boat coming in always draws the attention of the locals - that may even include buyers for shops nd restaurants. It is a very colourful gathering.
They are much smaller than our lobster fishing boats and obviously do all of their lifting by hand. A very nice shot with the speed of the boat being felt.
Louis: Thank you, Mary. Theirs is a very localised operation and their whole catch is bought by all and sundry at the landing point.
J'en ai déjà  mangé, c'est délicieux mais je n'aime pas la façon dont on les fait cuire vivants.
Louis: Je comprends vos sentiments, Martine.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2019, 12:32
Wonderful composition on this one. I love the combination of haze and the crisp red boat.
Louis: Thank you, Beth.
They're brave men........great photo Louis! smile

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