Fish drying in Salvage Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
This is another photo from Salvage Newfoundland, that to me was a photographers paradise – a scenic place with so much to see…
Same kind of overcast day as in my lobster fishing boat image: clouds and stormy-like light which I love a lot because of the subtle tones… Here I especially liked the combination of the 2 main contrasting colors: blue(s) and yellow(s).
People in the Salvage village often dry salted cod in plain air, sun and wind, by the ocean – You may think it’s not sanitary but the concentrated salt keeps all the germs away. They are not even attacked by flies if the fish is properly prepared – and the Salvage-ans (if I can call them so), and Newfoundland fishermen know how to do it.
It looks like the methods of fish drying in Salvage Newfoundland vary from one fisherman to another… Here for example the cod is not laying on fishing nets, but hangs from ropes, above the water… well they know what they are doing 🙂
I just loved to photograph this row of hanging fish.
And here is a proud Salvage fisherman showing a huge cod fish cleaned and ready to be salted and dried for the winter
Yes, what I like most is to take documentary travel photography – but I think I also got some interesting patterns here 🙂
If you like Newfoundland and find this lifestyle unique and interesting, you can have these images printed to hang on your wall – They are available as art prints in my collection at Fine Art America. Just click on them to see more information on sizes and prices.
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RDP #56 Salvage