Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sepia Scenes #31: One Man's Trap is Another Man's Pot


"When Is a Pot Not a Pot?"
Atlantic Beach, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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For those of you unfamiliar with salt water fishing, this is what's called a "crab pot". Why "pot" and not "trap" (which is what it actually is) you ask? I've often asked the same question. And I've never gotten an answer. Maybe somebody from "down the shore" can clear that up in the comments.Violence UnSilenced
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16 comments:

Beth F said...

I like the shadows and light in this one. Nice for sepia.

Robin said...

Mmmmm... crab. Crabcakes. Love crabcakes. Must have crabcakes. Very hard to find in Israel. Damn. Need crabcakes. Need them.

Sorry, lost my train of thought for a second there.

Great shot, it works really well in sepia. And going off on another totally unrelated tangent, I didn't know you guys said "down the shore" too. I thought it was a New York/New Jersey thing. We always said "goin' down the shore" when we headed off to the Jersey shore.

Kim said...

Great pic.

Whether you call it a pot or a trap it all ends in the same result, dinner.

Happy WW!

Mariposa said...

Nice! And yes I am familiar with it as my place...Cebu is an island. :)

Shadow said...

mmmm, now whatever i'm having for dinner will just not live up to the taste of the crab curry i now have on my mind.....

Annie said...

I like the east coast colloquialism. I can't think of a single one for west coast. This is a sign for me that I need to get back to the coast and stay. Nice picture. Nicer meal.

Daryl said...

Guessing here .. a trap would have a top so the trapee cant escapeee .. maybe its a pot because its got no top and well...

kden said...

Well, I don't have an answer for you but I sure love the shot.

T. Mininni-Totin said...

The crab pot is a much larger and heavier piece of equipment than a trap. Hmm. Is this a pot or a trap?

Your photo brought back good memories!

ewok1993 said...

we just call this crab net :)

Vita Stunder said...

I really like this shot - perfect sepia tones! :)

Mine is up too!
Anna

Ralph said...

This has the view similar to a lobster pot in New England. These wily crustaceans have to be tricked to be captured...so we can enjoy the variety of chowders, bisques, stews, casseroles, rolls and so on.

CJ said...

Great patterns on this photo, both the net and the shadows.

napaboaniya said...

Pot/trap doesn't matter! As long as that thing gives me crabs I'll be one happy woman :P
Now I'm craving for crab dinner!!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Whatever it is called, I see that someone else has beat me to the contents! I like how this photo turned out in sepia!!

kaye said...

whatever you call it, the picture is great. We had some wonderful crabcakes and crab while staying in Maryland. Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene Thanks!