Here comes the eighth mystery slide post of this year….
This week is another relatively easy location to find, although it may be harder to google it! There’s no single sign in this image that will give it away, but this harbor is fairly well-known. The snow might also give a good hint.
Which of these boats would you take out to sea?
For bonus points, can you tell us about these boats and their use?
A Fresh Perspective
Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment.
Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael.
My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals.
My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation.
This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections.
Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client.
And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!
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16 thoughts on “Friday Mystery Slide – 2019 #08”
No idea Frank. Dive boats?
Not quite, Brian
Oh well I had a go
I see lobster boats. I’m thinking Maine but it cold be Rhode Island. However, the houses scream Nantucket. Final Answer
Lobster boats are correct, but Nantucket is not the place
I think the taller ones are some sort of fishing boat capable of going out to sea. Has to be in the northeast as there is snow. No idea really.
They all go out to sea…harrowing to think about that
I think it is lying a bit more Northern in Canada, Nova-Scotia.
You went too far north. This is in the state of Maine
I’m going back to my first choice of Maine and it’s well know Bar Harbor.
Bar Harbor is a wonderful town, but not pictured here
This photo looks like so many harbors I see on my bike rides. I could throw out a dozen places. The houses look to be very expensive and the long white building could be a motel or more likely a restaurant. The photo was taken from a bridge and that’s another clue. I’m going to keep trying and say Rockport Ma near Glouster
I’ll help with the clue that this scene is in southern Maine
I have spent lots of time in Portland and it could be there. However I’m thinking of looking behind the Bush’s.
🙂 Go further south, my friend!
I’ll find that harbor next time I go shopping in the oldest town in Maine.