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Vinalhaven Harbor with Lobster Pots

By handlerstudio  
The food most identified with Maine is lobster, and Vinalhaven is said to be the lobster capital of Maine. All the boats in both of these photos are workboats---lobster boats. Time was, in Maine, that they were only allowed to feed lobster to prisoners no more than three times a week. More was considered cruel and unusual punishment. Friends we visited by kayak talk about putting a sign up on their dock when they want lobsters, and how many, and the lobstermen would put them in a cage in the water at $2 apiece.

And, thank you Marian (Potra) for your UA for yesterday's marsh photo.


Tags: Photo journalism Transport Landscape and travel Lobster boats

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Benlib 6 1 3
8 Aug 2013 4:06AM
Like the idea of using the pots as natural frame to bring more focus to the fishing boats. Same idea but a portrait shot may bring more balance to two subjects in the photo, the lobster pots and boats. Right now, there emphasis is too much on the pots. Grin

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
8 Aug 2013 4:18AM
Oh to have been a prisoner in Maine !! Smile Really lovely and interesting images Peter !!
S_Psharma 5 1 India
8 Aug 2013 4:42AM
Superb images nicely composed and captured.
Lovely composition with great colour. Well done Peter.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 6:39AM
Superb composition Peter two excellent shots.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2013 8:03AM
Nicely framed in V1 Peter GrinGrin V2 for me feels unbalanced . Fisherman are under threat the world over i think , it's certainly been decimated in Scotland Sad

8 Aug 2013 9:47AM
I agree to be a prisoner within a couple of weeks, Peter!Smile I am willing to endure the torture with lobstersWinkLol
Regards Valery
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 12:32PM
As Herman says..... to be a prisoner in Maine Grin $2? I had Maine Lobster not so long ago [unfortunately frozen] 20 it cost me Sad

This style of image always makes me want to pack my suitcase and escape to the coast; good sharp images.

8 Aug 2013 5:06PM
Two lovely compositions and captures.
debu 8 India
9 Aug 2013 1:00AM
Lovely images.

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