Photographer's Note

Here fishy fishy! I’m not a fan of a meal consisting of fish, but they sure make for great subjects to photograph…especially down along the Vieux Port in Marseille. If you do enjoy them, then this is surely the place to go for a fresh catch right off the boat…some of which are still flopping around.

If you can handle the “aroma’s” and other oddities that are sometimes caught along side, you can’t ask for a better spot to truly capture the daily life workings of this port city and its atmosphere. Another interesting aspect about this daily market is the system of sales…still being done by actual weights and measures by many of the vendors. In fact, what kind of money do fishermen make, you may ask?……why, “net profits” of course. :)

As you can see, everything comes whole…tails, scales and heads…glad I wasn’t looking for a hamburger at the time!? A fun and lively experience, and the best from my own was that the people working the stands didn’t seem to mind an ever present camera…as far as I could tell anyway. For all I know, this guy was actually reaching for a knife to shank me for getting up in his business.

Thanks for stopping by.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-01 21:12
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Points: 58
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