On a visit to the fishing port of Peterhead on the North-East coast of Scotland, I explored the harbour and came across long rows of fishing nets all laid out on the quayside for repair and mending. The two workers looked as though they were on a never ending task, but a necessary function at the port. Canon EOS 5D, 1/160 sec at f11, ISO 100, 24-105mm zoom at 24mm.
Photograph by Jim Laws
Peterhead has long been an established Scottish fishing port, with early commercial fishermen dating as far back as the late 1500’s In the local region Peterhead is often referred to as “The Blue Toon”, which apparently originated from the fishermens particular choice of stockings – Blue Worstead, which were very fashionable.
I wonder if that had anything do do with the wool weaving industry from Worstead, Norfolk? Did you know that Worstead yarn was considered stronger, finer, smoother and harder wearing than ordinary woollen yarn. An obvious choice for Blue stockings?
We are still looking for members to our new Facebook Group, Norfolk Photography Group this will be open to anyone who has an interest in photography. There is no limitation of region, type of photography, ability of make of camera. The group will be open to comments , suggestions and constructive critique of images posted. We hope that this will be somewhere that members can post without feeling intimidated and provide a comfortable environment for all. Why not join us and add your views and images. Photograph by Nick Lewis
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