Just an old plywood boat

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Just an old plywood boat

Whenever I am in Eastpoint, FL and looking at the Oyster Boats I think about Alan Jackson’s song. It often seems when the boat develops a leak, if it can be repaired easily, it gets repaired, if not, it is pushed off to the side and just sinks. Often not even pushed off to the side, they often sink where they last docked. They make great subjects in the water and really great subjects when they have been dragged onto dry ground. It is a sad reminder though of how tough of a life oyster fishing can be and how many folks struggle and fail. I have nothing but respect for those men and women who do this as a livelihood. It is not financially rewarding and is physically tough as well. We sit and visit with the oysterman and learn of traditions and lives that make the Forgotten Coast special.

Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-800, Aperture Priority, f8, +2 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 800, resulting in a shutter speed of 30 seconds, Tiffen XLE apeX 10 stop ND filter, Sirui W2204 waterproof tripod and G20X ballhead, Peak Design Leash, Lowepro Flipside 500AW backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.

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4 Responses to “Just an old plywood boat”

  1. Wonderful Image. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard the song, but the first that came to my mind when I saw the title today and the boat.

  2. lilybug1960 Says:

    Thanks. It was kind of funny, while we were driving there one morning, the song was on the radio!

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