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photoblog image ....Trapped, Belfast, Maine.....

....Trapped, Belfast, Maine.....

....Trapped, Belfast, Maine.....

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  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 25 Mar 2020, 00:41
Great juxtaposition of summer/winter...Doncha love Maine. (The way life should be!)
Picturit: Thank you, Bonnie. My in-laws moved from Michigan to Maine 12 months ago and they love it there. I have to say that I also like this place better, but that is because it is close to a very smaal town and a wonderful beach.
Great shot - and great find!
Picturit: Thank you, Elizabeth. On one of our (almost) daily walks.
Jolie lumière sur ces cages trappes.
Picturit: Thank you, Martine. We had the most beautiful sun out there.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Mar 2020, 06:06
That should hold 'em 'till the person with the hook arrives...
Picturit: HA, maybe so, Ray and maybe they did....
I wonder what kind of game gets trapped in those hatches. Foxes, wolves. Nice light Astrid.
Picturit: These are lobster-cages. Maine is known for the lobster industry. There are now more modern ones but the old ones are very decorative. These were underneath a tree in a garden of an house.
Thank you, Marie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Mar 2020, 06:25
I wonder what they hope to catch Astrid, squirrels perhaps?
Picturit: smile Chris, these are lobster-traps, now they have more modern ones and also bigger. But these are for decoration in a garden in front of an house. The light caught my eye and scene.
What a fabulous composition, Astrid. This makes me smile, for some reason. Maybe it's partly because of the sun?
Picturit: The sun was beautiful that day. I walked by and looked back and then I saw the sun shining on this. The scene under the tree looked so beautiful there, I had to capture it.
I have never eaten lobster. This is a fine picture Lady P.
Picturit: I ate it last year. Very expensive but delicious. Not that I have to have it another time... I am looking forward to a bacon-buttie.....
Thank you, Bill.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2020, 07:15
Love the light in this especially. Good to see proper lobster pots still in use. When I was in Southwold, I saw many big plastic jerry cans modified to be use as lobster pots.
Picturit: They have them all over the place and still in use, also the ugly big cases I saw in another place. I think these are very photogenic, Alan.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Mar 2020, 07:21
Just waiting for you to spot them with your expert eye, Astrid
Picturit: Thank you, Lisl. We were on our daily walk and I looked back and spotted them, so I had to go back and capture them, Lisl.
Bravo pour la photo !!!
Picturit: Thank you, kindly, Claudine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Mar 2020, 07:24
an impressive still-life in the sun!
Picturit: Thank you, Philine. This I saw on our (almost) daily walk in a nearby town.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 25 Mar 2020, 07:59
C'est la maison d'un pêcheur ?
Picturit: grin..... a very small fisherman then, JP... indeed.
Lobster-traps they are.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Mar 2020, 08:44
I these traps to collect different, or the same creatures Astrid?
Picturit: I think these are old traps and my guess is that they all trapped lobsters anyway, what kind of shape they had..
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Mar 2020, 08:45
I just read your reply to Marie.
Picturit: smile.. I wrote that reply to explain what these are.
Ja, wij zitten nu ook gevangen in een ander patroon.
Leuk stilleven in de sneeuw
Picturit: Ja, "gevangen" kan nu een paar andere betekenissen krijgen.
Ik zag een heleboel van deze kreeften-vallen als decoraties in tuinen.
All the people who fish lobster are deep in work every day at this time of year. Traps are set on May 1st. Tara and her brother are fixing traps and readying lines....
Picturit: I think that is a very intens work what they do. The weather is not always friendly and I think it is always wondering what is in the traps.
Great picture, excellent title.
Picturit: Thank you, Brian. Finding titles is sometimes difficult. I am glad I often know the double meaning of words, which helps.
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 25 Mar 2020, 16:36
kreeftenkooien. als ik het goed begrepen hebben Astrid...

een knappe winterse foto

prettig vervolg van de dag en blijf gezonde en wel
Picturit: Ja, inderdaad, Willy. De kreeftvangst in Maine is intens en de mensen leven ervan. Hele dorpen hebben alleen maar kreeften vissers. Het is een erg interessant beroep. En het levert mooie plaatjes op met de attribution die zij daar voor gebruiken.
Een fijne zonnige dag en blijf gezond. Let op jezelf en de ander.
Hartelijke groet.
Clever title! LOvely warm light on the tangle of traps. Friendship
Picturit: Thank you, Ruthie. Thankfully I often know know the double meaning of the words, which helps wink.
Have a great day.
Such an interesting collection and seemingly out of place...........a great find and I like the light in this image, Astrid! smile
Picturit: The ocean is only a few feet away. Maine is known for the lobsters and a lot villages live on that trade. More pictures to come. Lots of people use the old attributies as decoration. Fun to see how some people put that in their yard.
Thank you, Martin.
I like having all of the photos to transport me to other places while in isolation. Friendship
Picturit: Indeed, it is a great way to get through the day and smile with the wonderful memories we have, Ruthie.
Stay safe.
A really nice composition Astrid.
Picturit: Thank you, Frank. It just caught my eye.
this makes a great composition Astrid... the wooden lobster traps are almost a thing of the past because there was a lot of work to maintain them...
the fishermen in Stonington MA... are now using yellow painted steel traps....petersmile
Picturit: Thank you, Peter. I think some are still using the wooden ones, not every one has the money to get new ones. I saw the many yellow straps in Stonington.
wonderful light! crab baskets ?
Picturit: Thank you, Ryan. These are lobster traps, old ones but still in use, nowadays they do have the bigger steel traps.
maybe it is the current health situation all around us, Astrid, but looking at the cages, i was reminded of the live seafood market in Wuhan. of course your image is nothing like that, with all the snow. but you can tell the topic has been on mind.
Picturit: Oh, Ayush I totally agree with you, "we" are eating things and doing things with animals what we never should do. Why is it that people want to eat a bat, we all know they have rabies... why do "we" want to eat a rare species of fish loaded with poison because it is so exquisite.. People grind nails from animals and put that in products for eternal youth, name all the idiocy. So, yes, Ayush I understand that this comes in mind. I hope not to generalize but Chinese are known for not the best conditions on markets......

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