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No Fish Today!

No Fish Today!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5858 W: 275 N: 13405] (53342)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-07
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Transportation
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-19 1:07
Viewed: 977
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone,

Please click here to see the much bigger. clearer version. I assure you, it is worth the effort.

When trawlers arrive in port, you would expect to see a catch of fish.

Not on this boat!

This boat was trawling for seaweed and obviously a big catch had been obtained.

Finistère folk have always regarded seaweed as a sort of gift from the sea, washed up on the shores after a storm or brought in by the great tides. Seaweed has been used as a fuel, as fertiliser for crops and also as cattle-fodder.

This area has the largest seaweed harvest in France. Indeed, the highest concentration of seaweed in the world can be found in Finistère, in the area around the islands of Ouessant and Molène.
You can try famous sausages that are smoked in seaweed, either chopped up in a sauce, used as stuffing, in a terrine or in a unique salad with scallops and lemon-marinated salmon.

Here's a handy hint: seaweed is fantastic to wrap around fish (rather like you might use aluminium foil) so that the fish stays moist while you cook or steam it.

In local boulangeries, you'll also see pain aux algues, in which seaweed is one of the ingredients, herbal tea made from seaweed, or even fine chocolates with seaweed. Once again, the food of the poor has become a delicacy.

Now, isn't that interesting, Bev :-)

Tue, papagolf21, GyurMaster, snunney, holmertz, ikeharel, jhm, Fis2, macjake, ChrisJ, mcmtanyel, CLODO, COSTANTINO, PaulVDV, fritzi007 has marked this note useful
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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9133 W: 57 N: 15335] (56828)
  • [2017-05-19 1:25]

Hello Beverley,
I had no idea seaweed is used in so many different ways, then I understand why this trawler brought back nothing else but just seaweed. The bright red and yellow are very appealing and I also really like the view of the calm harbour in the background.

Bonjour, chère Bev,
Il est loin le temps de la pêche miraculeuse. Maintenant, il faut partir loin en mer pour espérer trouver du poisson, et encore, les autorités imposent des règles très sévères quant aux prises et aux zonages.
Très bonne prise de vue.

Dear Beverley,

What I like on this picture are the vivid colours of the sea and the boat with the red crane. And thank you for your hints. :)

Best Wishes,

Hello Bev,
A well constructed and perfectly balanced composition with delicious lights and colours. Superb feeling of depth with the eyes being guided through the gap in the harbour wall towards the islet and its lighthouse. I believe the Welsh make similar use of seaweed or at least used to in times past.

Hello Bev,
Some scientists say that seaweed, along with insects, is the food of the future when climate change will have forced us to stop breeding cattle and other animals for food and the last fish has been caught. So this photo is almost as much about the note as the picture itself. One of those photos that totally lives up to the TE motto. But it is also photographically attractive with a good view of the sea and the many small boats, and a lot of bright colours in the foreground.
Kind regards,

Hi Beverley,
First noticed the heavy load of the seaweed on the boat - and thought what those guys had in mind. Than red your note, made sense.
Red crane and yellow elements are is fine contrast to the beautiful blue shallow sea, and there is quite a good far side scenery on the port.
All very well taken on photo.
My best regards and a nice Friday,

*** You would not be living inside a Susita in Israel, one great disadvantage: on a hot day its fiberglass can burn fingers...Thanks for the critique.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24399 W: 523 N: 40812] (175612)
  • [2017-05-19 3:48]

Hello Bev,

Seaweed it can be eaten as a vegetable, but it can also be used as a decoration and a flavor.
This is a nice picture perfect technical photographed.
The boat in foreground with seaweed with red crane.
An excellent composition and lovely of colours.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao cara Bev, fantastic sea view with beautiful trasparence of water, lovely composition with boart in FG, superb sky, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity snd splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Beverly,

J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. La récolte d'algues est bonne mais je ne crois pas que cela mettra du poisson sur la table ce soir. J'aime la couleur de l'eau et la profondeur de l'ensemble.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13801 W: 0 N: 16043] (169206)
  • [2017-05-19 6:42]


quelle vue de ce bateau bleu et blanc avec la grue rouge qui ressort en tout cas il est bien chargé et va se faire vider par la grue sueprbe scène.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9585 W: 157 N: 15497] (123989)
  • [2017-05-19 7:03]

Witaj Bev!
Nice scene, beautiful place.
Boat makes impression.
Good POV, composition and colors.
Well done.
Nice afternoon.

Hi Bev
well, here's proof that the addition of a well informed note only makes the photo that much better, I learned alot from this one.

Initially I thought there here hundreds of Lobster on the boat haha. but as i can NOW see, i guess seaweed is another much needed life form worth catching. I only hope they don't kill other fish in the process...i really don't approve of those large trawlers where the large fish nets scroll the bottom of the ocean - often catching fish they don't want, but still killing them.

great photo though, i've never seen this before. I wonder how easy it is to get the tangled seaweed out of the net!!!!

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 908 W: 0 N: 1372] (12667)
  • [2017-05-19 10:41]

hello bev...very interesting note..seaweed..i eat almost every day! great color to your shot,peaceful looking scene to enjoy! tfs dale

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6076 W: 277 N: 11708] (90355)
  • [2017-05-19 12:34]

Hello Beverley ,
Interesting composition and note . Incredible , but real color of the sea in northern Brittany .

So much to do with seaweed that I never knew, interesting. The boat looks good in the foreground of the translucent waters. Nice depth throughout the image.

Hi Bev,
A pleasant view with this colored boat, good depth with your frame, seaweed is less photogenic than fishes.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14257 W: 1033 N: 28549] (135778)
  • [2017-05-20 8:09]

Hello Beverley,

I have heard that east Asian countries import a lot of seaweed as their own coasts are either depleted of marine life or polluted. Good warm cold color contrasts between the red & cyan. Tfs!

Hi Beverley
A colourful sight for photo shoot, you have placed the main focal spot on to lead us to the background & delicious turquoise blue water which seems to work fine to strike the eyes. The bounty on board grabs attention as well - and thsk to your quite in-depth explanation- with lovely vivid detail and contrasting colours. It's a much satisfying image in every way very carefully constructed with excellent outcome, Congrats
Best regards

Hello Beverly,
Yes, it is really interesting. I'd like to taste some of the stuff made with or of seaweed. I am really glad you took the time to explain in your note, otherwise I would think they had just been unlucky and caught junk. Beyond the eye-catching red winch, the view of the harbor and the tiny island with the lighthouse is pleasant.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2685 W: 1337 N: 3013] (38575)
  • [2017-05-22 2:08]

Hello Bev

I spent some August holidays in this area years ago and discovered also this special "fishing" activity! Good PoV to include the boat of course but also the harbour and its transparent shallow water (low tide?)
Warm regards

Hello dear Beverley and have a nice time
and a happy new day
what could I say for this natural photo?
only greetings wonderful presentation
with bright yellow and red colors
very well composed superb feeling of
depth welldone and wellseen

Hello Beverley,
Chocolates with seaweed ... The idea alone makes me shiver :)
But I'm quite sure the Japanese will like it. The culture of marine algae for human consumption is a large industry in Japan.
Yet your note is very interesting and the very colourful picture shows an important scene in the harbour.
Best regards, Paul

Hi Bev,
interesting photo and reportage, well done!

Many greetings and have a nice day

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