For this week’s edition of Photo Friday, a See Mississippi post, I’m taking you to Biloxi’s Back Bay, which is where the big commercial shrimp boats are docked and the seafood processing plants are located. Bilxoi’s history is intimately bound up with the seafood industry. Just a year or so ago the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum reopened on Point Cadet.
One of the photographers in the local photography group that I belong to is always posting images from the Back Bay, and they are captivating. I’ve been meaning to get out there, but until this past weekend, I hadn’t actually wandered my way over there because to be honest – I didn’t know exactly where to go.
I’m glad I made the trip.
The roads into and out of the Back Bay are in terrible condition. All the culverts and conduits are being replaced so it’s a careful navigation into and out of the commercial dock.
It’s worth it.
These days the coastal seafood industry is largely comprised of Vietnamese fisherman. They and their neighborhoods suffered greatly during Hurricane Katrina and then the BP Oil Spill. As I was taking my photos, there were several boats that were gearing up and getting ready to head out.
As the sun was starting to set, things got even better…and I ran into the guy from the photography club. We talked briefly, and his parting advice was that I needed a tripod because the amazing photos that he gets are 1 -2 second exposures. I need a tripod.
I hope your week was a good one, and that you were able to get out and get some incredible shots. I can’t wait to see what you share with us this week!
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! I’m so excited to have you join us, and I am looking forward to seeing what all you’ve been capturing this week. Last week we had a tie for most viewed links – Angie from The Freckled Rose with August in the Garden and Betty from Photographing New Zealand with Happy Frolicking Lambs. Both were beautiful posts!
Last week, our final entry came from Amy Oestreicher, and it’s a great post about our lives and our work. If you missed it, make sure you check it out this week!
As always, thank you so much for your participation and for spreading the Photo Friday love. I truly do love the how supportive y’all are and how you make your way around to many other posts to comment and share. Y’all are what make this one of the best link-ups!
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