Cold Work.

WernerGWernerG Major grinsMainePosts: 534Registered Users Major grins

During the winter in Maine many lobstermen switch to scallop fishing, either adding a dragging rig to their lobster boats or by diving (no kidding). Dragging and diving are done on alternate days for safety, divers normally work near underwater cables or other obstacles where dragging is impractical. This morning (5 DegF (-15 C)) Captain Tarr's "Tarr Baby" was at the wharf swapping an old scallop dragger for a new one. The funny looking water is an icy slush blown in to shore by strong winds last night.

In with the new

Out with the old

Back to work - Note the swim platform on the stern. Captain Tarr does both dragging and diving.

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,411Administrators moderator

    Working in that weather gives me the chills, just looking at these. That second image says it all. Brrrrr.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,523Registered Users Major grins

    Very cool shots, and I'm glad I'm not there.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,683Registered Users Major grins

    Wow, that is hard work.

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Stuttgart, GermanyPosts: 249Registered Users Major grins

    Can just agree, viewing this pictures make me freeze as well. Well done shots of great scenes!

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  • WernerGWernerG Major grins MainePosts: 534Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you all for your kind comments.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,674Registered Users Major grins

    The last shot is great! #3 is awesome too, but it could use tad cleaning up on left side....there is white pole at bottom left edge, distracting and creating "busy" sensation......also there is some triangle shape object at the horizon also on left edge.... that is doing the same issue....
    Finally, if mine, I would work hard to get rid of the ropes....just leave the hook, idea being to make it less buys and keep focus on main subject....which is awesome! JMO. Cheers!

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,912Registered Users Major grins

    Good set, Werner.

    I was pretty sure that was a scallop rig. Lots of scallopers in the Bay of Fundy, too.

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  • WernerGWernerG Major grins MainePosts: 534Registered Users Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    The last shot is great! #3 is awesome too, but it could use tad cleaning up on left side....there is white pole at bottom left edge, distracting and creating "busy" sensation......also there is some triangle shape object at the horizon also on left edge.... that is doing the same issue....
    Finally, if mine, I would work hard to get rid of the ropes....just leave the hook, idea being to make it less buys and keep focus on main subject....which is awesome! JMO. Cheers!

    Thanks for the comments. I missed the stuff on the left edge so I cropped it in a bit, then I got close to 1:1 and decided to crop it square. It seems to fill the space nicely.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,523Registered Users Major grins

    The crop is an improvement.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,674Registered Users Major grins

    Powerful!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,683Registered Users Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    The crop is an improvement.

    I agree, well done.

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