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Dave Harp is a photographer living in Cambridge, MD, who specializes in capturing images of the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia oystermen in Kegotank Bay

  • January 14, 2013
Virginia oystermen in Kegotank Bay (David Harp)

I had been out most of the day photographing a pair of seaside Virginia oystermen in Kegotank Bay, near Gargatha Inlet and was generally pleased with the day's work.  The two watermen had been picking up clumps of oysters, breaking them apart with  culling hammers and saving the prime ones in wire baskets.    Having finished the last few photos of them off loading the oysters, I began to pack up my camera and audio gear when I caught another oyster picker out of the corner of my eye.   He was celebrating a 4 bushel day (at $50 per bushel) with a Colt 45.  His wonderful demeanor, working man's wardrobe and the nice late afternoon light made for a great combination.

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Dave Harp is a photographer living in Cambridge, MD, who specializes in capturing images of the Chesapeake Bay.

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