Maryland's Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay
Maryland's Eastern Shore is a distinctive area of the State separated from the Western Shore by the Chesapeake Bay. The culture and the life style are distinctly different from the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area and the hills of Western Maryland. It is associated with raising tobacco in the past, tomatoes more recently, and always with crabs, oysters and other seafood.
Some of these images are in other galleries but here they are all together and make a coherent study of a distinct region.
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This is one of the last good image I took with my view camera. The film version was scanned into digital and then post processed. I had permission from the couple fishing to photograph them on this public pier. The pier is the Matapeake Pier, which is popular for fishing and boating and has one of the best views of the Bay Bridge to be found.
The Matapeake Pier is popular for fishing and has the added benefit of a view of the Bay Bridge. One aspect of fishing from the pier is night fishing. This fisherman, who gave me permission to photograph him, arrived toward the evening dressed in many layers for the overnight cold.
There is still crabbing on Hooper's Island, just not as much as in the past. The Chesapeake Bay has been overfished and plundered and, under tighter controls and catch limits, is just starting to recover. In this image, the crab traps are to the right, the delivery truck to the left, and the packing facility behind both.