Tag Archives: Lobster Boats
Snapshots from an August morning, taken just after sunrise while watering the HarborWalk gardens. I am so swamped with work during the warmer months that I never got around to posting these.
Do you have a favorite Gloucester lobster boat? Two that come to mind immediately are the Stanley Thomas, painted in her classy red, white, and aqua blue, and the Degelyse, with her colorful orange flags. What’s yours?
Hurry Summer ~ We Miss You!
I swear you couldn’t dream up this scene to paint it just the way it was at that very moment when I snapped the shot in between offloading boats.
You couldn’t have dreamed up the clouds or the sun breaking through at just the right angle to lead straight down the harbor to our dock. You couldn’t have dreamed up the lobster boats waiting to offload at just the right perpendicular locations to frame the shot on either side of the lobster boat’s mast that was tied up at the dock. Picture perfect.
Sometimes amid the madness you don’t really have time to take it all in because you’re ass deep in work but that one capture you managed to fire off brings it all back and reminds you that yes indeed, it wasn’t a dream.
5:00AM First Boat Of The Day, The Mighty Cabaret V
Captain Pete is looking at the stinky bait thinking to himself- “Do I really wanna do this?”
Stretch Pete, you’re gonna get through it.
Setting Up the Davit
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The timelapse I did the other day was performed differently. I took video footage, imported it into windows live movie maker and sped it up 32 times.
Molly set her camera up using an intervalometer, taking lots and lots of still photos taken at a specific time apart, imported those into iMovie, stitched them together to make a timelapse of photos.
My clouds one below, Molly’s lobster boats leaving the harbor one above.
Here’s the bow of The Ramblin Rose while she was tied up to put on bait before heading out for a day of lobstering. This is the view from the front of our dock looking to the outer harbor.
I just knew when I was taking these that they were going to be special.
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Photos from Sunday Morning August 1, 2010
Johnny Doc Herrick has lobster traps all ready to launch off the stern as lobster season is getting under way. If you notice the stern of the Dog and I is cut out level with the deck of the boat. Some guys like open sterns and others have closed sterns on which they build setting tables. The ones with setting tables like the Stanley Thomas slide the traps down the rail of the boat and set them off teh setting table. the ones with the cut out sterns set the traps off of teh deck of the boat.
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Minimal Commentary- Minimal Editing- Just a Slice of Time On Gloucester Harbor
Check out how fast Damon has that dory going. That’s a pretty good stroke for an old man!