Thursday, March 19, 2009

Backside

The front of Harbor Fish Market is often painted and photographed and is one of the iconic scenes of the working waterfront. Here's a shot of a side that few see, unless you're walking the short alleyway towards J's. It's not one of the pretty views. Piled up lobster traps, noisy gulls, unpleasant smells and a narrow angle of nasty water bombard the senses, but it can be a field day for the camera.

4 comments:

  1. Marchin O'NeachtainMarch 19, 2009 at 7:02 AM

    On a foggy evening back in high school, an old friend and I photographed a three masted schooner at this very spot. Walking along the waterfront in foul weather can be inspiring. This alley way is a path of many of J's patrons on their way to the next stop, perhaps Dry Dock or RiRah's.

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  2. That is a beautiful photograph...like a painting.

    Funny how to you it is not a pretty view but to me it is beauty!

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  3. I love this spot. I came here once when I was feeling particularly pensive and the smell and sense of the place was so real, it brought me great comfort. So great to see this capture of it!

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  4. Nice Shot! Reds and Golds live on!
    Looks like a great place to hide from the stress of life. I'm there!
    Thanks, Birdman for bringin' us another trophy!

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