Project 365/123 – Crabbing on the Bay

2013 Project 365, Annapolis, travel


It was a day busy with everyday to-do’s, but a short visit to the waters on a beautiful spring day made the afternoon. With blustery winds, and chop on the water, this Maryland watermen were busy setting out their crab traps for the weekend. It’s coming up to Maryland Crab season, time to do some picking.


Canon 60D, 500mm L. Aperture Priority, daylight white balance, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/3200 sec. Lightroom edits: cropping, clarity, noise reduction, exposure. Edited in Nik HDR Efex Pro.


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Emily Mitchell is a freelance photojournalist specializing in travel and outdoor adventure. Author and producer of the blog Hoof Beats & Foot Prints, she shares her travel and adventure experiences on foot and by horseback. Every part of the world mixes the past with the present. Appreciating the local culture with its historical roots, but yet with a fresh eye for adventure, the best of each destination is showcased. Emily is well-seasoned traveler, with visits to over 20 countries, and career experience in the travel and hospitality industry.

30 thoughts on “Project 365/123 – Crabbing on the Bay”

    • Oh so you know ! The funny thing is that they bring a lot of crabs from South Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. It’s just how they cook them here.

  1. It’s nice to see the sparkly blue water of spring and summer again, after months of slate grey water over the winter, thank you.

  2. That is an interesting photo, when I first looked at it, in the reader that is, I thought, oh no someone has photographed another fishing boat headed to Australia full of refugees, but alas it wasn’t too be. Glad to see you back to using the 60D.

    • HAHAHA ! You really do make me laugh Leanne. Well, they could be heading to Miami Beach too. I didn’t realize Australia had such an issue with refugees, but it makes sese. The 60D isn’t too bad after all. The 7D gets back on Tuesday ! Woo Hoo ! Canon fixed it with no charge, even better.

      • Yep, they are a problem, though not for trying to get here, but the way our government treats them is abusive. Not a good example.
        That is wonderful news, I must admit, I had been confused with the images taken with a 60D, I thought you had a 7D. now I understand. I’ve asked Canon to lend me a 7D and a 6D to try out, so I am just waiting for ones to become available for borrowing, I’m excited to see what they are like.

        • I’ve got both bodies. I first bought the 60D when I started photography in earnest 2 years ago. Quickly learned I wanted sharper images and got the 7D the next year. I’d be interested to hear what you think about the 6D. Canon is coming out with a Mark II 7D at the end of the summer/fall – I can’t wait !!

        • Yeah, it will be interesting, it is full frame, so that will be interesting. I really want the Nikon D800 I think, I just have no money for it, but hopefully something will start paying off. I think I really want full frame and thing I am more than ready for it.

        • Wow, that is a lot. My D300s will do 8 frames in really good conditions, but I don’t think it is something that is as important for me anymore.

  3. Love this!! Nothing like an open sea views and crabbing – wonderful life experiences.

    • You love this..just wait. The crab men are now offering crabbing outings so you can close and personal with their livelihoods. It’s on my to-do list.

      • Oh how cool, I hope you do go. Wish the lobstermen would have done the same when I lived back in Maine – would have gone in a heart beat. If you go, your photographs will be fantastic.

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