Keith Thompson  

Lobsterman at Dawn by Keith Thompson

March 2023 - Lobsterman at Dawn

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Olympus E-10, 36mm
1/640" at f/4.8

Lobsterman Sam Crosby of Five Islands Harbor, Maine, paddles out at dawn to retrieve his lobster boat from its mooring to begin a day on the water tending lobster traps.

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6 comments posted

Francois Venter   Francois Venter
Hi Keith. Lovely color in the image. The triangle that the paddler and the two boats form is a strong compositional element.Well done   Posted: 03/09/2023 12:15:01

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
A good picture with beautiful colors. I like the reflections of the rising sun in the windows of the boats and on the bow of the rowing boat. The format fits. It is also good that the dark hem was left on the upper edge. The picture tells a story.   Posted: 03/12/2023 04:57:49

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
That's a beautiful photograph. I like the colors and the light in the boat windows.   Posted: 03/13/2023 17:49:01

Keith Thompson   Keith Thompson
I appreciate the comments. Of the thousands of photos I've taken through the years, this remains one of my favorites. I spent the day on the boat with Mr. Crosby and his stern man, Willie, photographing the lobstering process. It was an interesting day and by the time I got home, all I wanted was a lobster dinner with the lobsters Sam gave me.   Posted: 03/13/2023 18:11:19

Arief Rahardjo
Nice composition. Good lighting and moment.   Posted: 03/19/2023 07:57:38

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Hi Keith, love the colours in this and the strong dynamic the three boats make as a triangle. How I do find your darks a touch blocked out and a touch of work in just that area could bring more out, this would be done better with the raw file. But I have had a go to see if I can show what I mean. Also a slight crop off the foot and right side so the small dingy sits on the bottom horizontal line and the rower on the verticle third line. Gives a much stronger balance. Nice image though.   Posted: 03/20/2023 05:46:48
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