Good Morning Everyone,
My post, this morning, shows the harvesting of seaweed at the Port of Roscoff. It interested us and obviously a few other people.
I knew, from cookery programmes and self sufficiency programmes, that seaweed is edible. I have also heard of it being used as a fertiliser but I had never considered seaweed collection as an industry.
In Brittany, about sixty boats are equipped with automated harvesters and operate in the area of the Abers and the Molène archipelago gathering seaweed for processing in the factories of Lannilis and Landerneau. This activity employs 350 workers directly and 200 indirectly in Brittany.
As with all activities where man collects natural resources, the process is being monitored to establish whether over collecting is causing a decline, or whether global warming is affecting the habitat.
Have a lovely Sunday, Bev :-)
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papagolf21 (79548) 2013-09-29 1:22
Jolie présentation de ces bateaux transportant des algues (je ne sais pas si l'on mange des salades d'algues...) !
La lumière est belle et le ciel d'une beauté certaine.
corjan3 (1935) 2013-09-29 1:25
Interesting note and a sharp very well exposed image. I know that they make fertiliser from seaweed here by us but have never seen the operations, so your contribution here is of significance to me. Thank you and best wishes.
lousat (64127) 2013-09-29 1:36
Hi Bev,a very interesting, I did not know all this interest in the seaweed.I've seen on the menus of Chinese restaurants and slimming creams, but apparently their use also covers many others uses.Nice shot with excellent color and detail as always.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.
snunney (72680) 2013-09-29 2:06
This industry is a new one on me though I did know that seaweed is edible; there is a particular Welsh dish that uses it whose name I forget. The point of view is well chosen to show the activity and the audience. The blue hulls of the boats add a nice splash of colour to the rather grey surroundings. Bon dimanche!
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-29 2:07
Dear TE neighbour Beverly,
Reading the note abouit this photo, reminded me a TV program saw sometime ago about algea's and seaweed as a major food ingredient due in our future, or maybe for the next generation.
Maybe it is all a money-matter, when corn and wheat prices rise to endless tops.
Nice the blue boats, one has an ambitious name... Also there are some people looking over the process - but they look as tourists to me, don't know why...
Have a nice Sunday,
dkmurphys (42483) 2013-09-29 2:11
Fine port scene. So simple yet so attractive...I guess the colors are the winning card here.
Enjoy a fine Sunday.
CLODO (26430) 2013-09-29 2:16
The harbours are always attractive, and your image shows it. I like the bold colors of the 2 boats and the red buoy, but I find your picture dull, so I propose you a more contrasted version in a WS.
Spend a good sunday
dta (56628) 2013-09-29 2:43
Hello Beverley ,
What a good adn interesting picture ! You've chosen the best moment to capture the scene . I like especially the contrast between the blue of the boats with the light grey of the sea and the sky .
Romano46 (11461) 2013-09-29 3:00
al tuo occhio attento non è sfuggita la bellezza e soprattutto il colore del soggetto e ne hai tratto una bella foto nella quale il soggette emerge nettamente rispetto al contorno, dando luogo ad una piacevole composizione.
Molto curata anche la nitidezza assieme al contrasto.
Ciao e buona domenica
sandpiper (6560) 2013-09-29 3:27
I read the other comments with interest, my wife is Thai and we eat dried seaweed as a snack food regularly. Additionally, you may know of sushi rolls from Sushi bars or Japanese restaurants. The outside of the roll is seaweed. Its really quite a common food source through much of Asia and increasingly so in Australia.
A fine scene with nice colours and subject matter.
SWEETFREEDOM (19926) 2013-09-29 3:33
i like these colored boats, interesting notes and good details.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-09-29 4:21
Seaweed collection is a new one to me too, and one that is great to see. I know when I swam in the sea as a kid, seaweed was my mortal enemy, so I guess these would be my childhood heroes! I like that you captured this in the middle of raising a large clump like this too, an interesting scene on a unique industry. Thanks as always
Gigidusud (10200) 2013-09-29 5:10
Great capture of the fishing scene with nice colors and an interesting note. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday.
Nicou (105767) 2013-09-29 6:34
Quelle grue et iamge sueprbe sur ce bâteau fantastique vue et ce petit bâteau sueprbe comme il décharge la marchandises merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-29 9:13
Nice daily life scene - inspectors and all! They usually ruin everything but they add to the scene here!
If you look carefully next to the seaweed being lifted by the crane there appears to be a dust spot - think your sensor might need a clean with the blower!
Hope you have enjoyed the sun today!
SnapRJW (23602) 2013-09-29 9:54
A very interesting note Bev and a good explanation of what is going on here. I remember when we first visited the southern Namibian coast, we saw piles of harvested seaweed which was being prepared for export to Japan. I think it was going to be used as an ingredient in glass noodles. Here the light is particularly good, soft but with a hint of warmth which enlivens your shot. A good strong composition and a shot that is perfect for TE. Warm regards Rosemary
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-29 11:42
An excellent daily life scene from this French coastal village. The circular red floats contrast well against the blue boats to dive a superb warm cold color contrast. Good sharpness and subtle impressionist reflections. The diagonal quay and moored boats add dynamism. And interesting to see the harvesting of the seaweed. Tfs!
PaulVDV (17243) 2013-09-29 12:55
A beautiful daily life-picture of the seaweed harvesting in Brittany.
The light is beautiful and provides very attractive colours.
Best regards, Paul
Graal (92158) 2013-09-29 23:54
interesting reportage and presentation here. Good shot during the work of fishermen. Well done photo. Also note is interesting.
Have a nice week.
Miguel82 (14442) 2013-09-30 10:41
Dear Beverley, thanks I didn't know how to correct the distortion, good report showing seaweed collection in a harbour of Brittany, the painting of the boats gives some vivid color to the photo, good light and high definition
All the best, have a nice evening
Cricri (92167) 2013-09-30 13:03
Une scène peut vue et intéressante a voir la transportation des algues, beaucoup de détails a voir, bonne lumière et couleurs
Kugart (1770) 2013-10-03 1:06
Lovely shot of this seaweed harvest in Roscoff. Beautiful colours and lighting on what seems to be a particularly dull day. The red buoys make nice reflections on the water.
macjake (45588) 2013-10-04 11:32
great subject, great photo.
At first it was the blue boats that totally caught my attention, but after reading the note my mind shifted and I was focusing in on the harvest.
yeah, never really knew about seaweed 'harvesting'
but this is super cool
and it took TE and your photo to bring it all to light.
I hate sea weed! tastes gross lol
Didi (51265) 2013-10-12 10:00
Nice view of the harbour with interesting soft lights
I now well this place, very interesting for inspiration
Warm regards :)
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-29 1:09