This third blog in my Maine series was a must write. Practically every day on our trip we saw boats, water, waterfronts, lobsters and lobstermen( never saw any women lobstering). I mentioned during my last blog about some of the photographic concepts that Howie taught us on the sunset cruise. Two of the these I am showcasing in this blog-leading lines(like boat moorings) and diagonal lines. Both draw the viewer into the photo. So the photos included all feature this technique. Let me know what you think by commenting below!
Now that we got that detail out of our way, photos are the side story to this blog. Everything about Maine includes lobsters. Just google the two or click on the link I included. Many of the boats KI and I saw were working boats. We often saw lobstermen at all times of the day. There was one in Ogunquit Maine that almost hit our RV because he was trying to navigate around the Saturday tourists to get his live lobsters to market. He told us his lobsters were more valuable than our vehicle. I highlight this story not to be facetious, but because this person really believed that. It was his livelihood.
When visiting Isleford (an island one can only get to by boat) or Bar Harbor( the closest town to Acadia), we could really get a feel for this Maine industry and its importance. But it did not matter what town you were in or how close you were to the coast, Maine and lobsters are synonymous. Every restaurant served them and every billboard(or almost every one) featured them. KI and I enjoyed several meals out that included not only lobster but fresh mussels, Hake and Cod-all just off the boats of hard working people.
We often sat right on the waterfront eating this delicious food while watching the boats go out or come in. So I had many opportunities to photograph.
So today, enjoy my photos which are a tribute to the hard working men and women of Maine. And check out the tab above, “Recent Photos”, for more photos on Maine and lobsters.
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