Thursday, July 9, 2009

Crisfield Friday "My Town" Shoot Out - Textures

“What interested me was not news, but appraisal. What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man, his texture, his impact, what he stood for, what he believed in, what made him what he was and what color he gave to the fabric of his time.” ~ John Gunther

Crab Shanty, filtered.


I had planned on doing something special to go with the above quote but time is always my enemy, especially in the summer months. I have always loved that line, so even though it does not partner well with my photos, I decided to leave it.

This assignment comes from us in Linda in Canada. I don't have much for you, but I hope you enjoy my mix of filtered and unfiltered photos.


This is a drug dog at work. Animals have wonderful texture.

A wildflower field on a windy day, filtered.

A seafood dish with scrumptious texture.

Another seafood dish. We have lots of those in Crisfield!

A really filtered photo of the bay. Bagman, did you hack my computer?

A little textured fun from our annual Crab Derby race. See last post for dates. Be there!

I love the texture of old wood.

A filtered crab. Yes, I shoot lots of crabs. After all, Crisfield is the, "Crab Capitol of the World." Really!

Filtered crab shanty.

Little girls know how to "texturize."

Birds enjoying the sunset. Filtered.

Please note: I am not going to have much time for the next few weeks to participate in the shoot outs. If I can squeeze something in, I will. I will be visiting, though, catching up on missed blogs, and making posts.

ChefE has filled in for Gordon this week, and she has done a great job. So ChefE, if you don't mind, can you pick up my slack. And please stay on as one of our team members. Chime in anytime.

30 comments:

GingerV said...

just checked to see who has put up their post, I like all of your photos, the filtered ones are very nice, look almost like water colors. I actually think you could have put up the quote and the first photo and it would have been great. I had to enlorge to see it was wood with pealing paint. EXCELLENT!

Audrey said...

Oh Patty, as always - great shots. My favorites are the wood ones as well - lots of beautiful texture. And, as a huge fan of crab, I of course loved all of those shots - would have loved tasting them more than looking at them thogh! Ah well...maybe one day I will get to the Crab Capital of the World!

Chef E said...

I guess I am kind of cheating looking at what you guys have done before I put mine up, but since I just got back from my trip and was not feeling well, I am using things I took for it along the Chisholm trail...

J9 said...

Patty, Love the Shanty - the way you filtered it makes it really stand out. I also like the girls in red and gold - very cute!

Jude said...

Nice!!

Butler and Bagman said...

I'm getting to love crab photographs! And the shanty.

Barry said...

Excellent as usual Patty, I loved the filtered photo of the crab shanty. I get the impression if I reached out to touch it I could actually feel the wooden surface.

Butler and Bagman said...

I thought I posted a comment earlier...so if I have two...well, I guess since I'm multi-personalitied it's okay...I'm growing attached to crabs! And your use of texturing is fun!

Kitten said...

You've got me hungry for some crab cakes, Patty. Not to mention, hungry for the sea. I've got to get me to a beach, pronto!

I loved your photos, especially the sunset one. Have a great weekend!

Simply Heather said...

You've captured some really great photos here, Patty. I like old wood too...and those crabs running, now thats a giggle.

Happy Friday :)

Joanne said...

I'm diggin' that crab derby race. That one front and center, standing tall, looks like he's about to overtake the others. Has the Triple Crown glow ...

gigi said...

I loved that yall have a crab derby! That is to fun. I need to learn how to use a filter I guess because these are just gorgous!
Blessings on your weekend.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Love them all! Especially the filtered crab shanty and the little girls smiles!!!
;^)
Thank you for sharing!

Denise said...

I love the old wood and shanty!

Si's blog said...

Just started going through the photo essays on textures. One neat thing about them is the different takes on the topics. Really fascinating. Great pictures.

Sarah said...

Oh wonderful shots!! I loved them all!! SO glad you shot lots of crabs..not so many out here in Idaho!! Wonderful set of textures!!
Hugs, Sarah

Zaroga said...

Great job, Patty. Wonderful photos!

The food is making me hungry!

Rebecca said...

I really enjoyed your photos.

Dan Felstead said...

Patty,
I love 'em...all of them! Very nice effects on the crab shack and the seafood items look scrumptious!

Dan

Kerry said...

Patty, I really enjoy looking at your photos, not just because they are good pictures, but also because they are imbued with the community. I get a good feeling of Crisfield.

Jen said...

Love all these...I am going to visit Crisfield, for sure!

Chele said...

Loved the wildflowers. Those crabs made me hungry! YUM!

Doreen said...

you always have an awesome post Patty. wonderful photos but my favs are the old wood and shanty. very cool!!

Natalie said...

Very enjoyable post Patty, in every single way......the food, the photos, the quote....all terrific.xx♥

Becky said...

I loved each and every one!!!
Great job!

Sarah Lulu said...

I love old wood too.

I'm coming to Crisfield to eat!

SOL said...

Great quote to start. I always love your photos--they have a professional quality that I really admire!

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

Love the crab derby...

Ann said...

LOl, crab derby, I can't believe it. I hope the winner lives a ripe off age and be bronzed after that. Not end up in the pot like other crabs.

I was a week in Singapore, but has yet eaten their famous chilli crab. Now in Malaysia. I must eat some before I leave.

You have a good holidays.

GigiSxm said...

crab capital of the world huh? Chrisfield Maryland seems to be somewhere i need to be