Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gas & Bass Harbor

A Bass Harbor Church, Bass Harbor, Maine  © Doug Hickok


The small Tremont Congregational Church, in Bass Harbor Maine, has a food pantry program where they ask for donations of non-perishable goods to help local families stressed by the escalating costs of fuel. The difficult economy has hit the fishing industry particularly hard in this area, with the rising costs of gasoline to power their lobster boats being a major reason for struggling marine businesses.


20 comments:

  1. Nice wooden church. They are rally good people helping poor fishermen. By the way, I've never eat lobster :)

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  2. A generous idea!

    I like the classic view of the church entrance, emphasizing the contrast of colors.

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  3. i love very much this wonderful building, perfect your photo

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  4. Donato (longroute)June 12, 2011 at 4:41 AM

    We have ancient stone churches... but you have these cosy little wooden churches with an intriguing architecture.
    A very fine particular captured with a splendid light. There is a great sense of three-dimensionality.
    Well done,
    Donato

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  5. I like the idea of helping people in need, and more if they were employees of the sea.
    Greetings from the sea. MAR CANTÁBRICO, OCEANO ATLANTICO.

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  6. Wonderful shot, I love the angle and all details in this picture. The church is very lovely with the green door and the roof is beautiful!
    I imagine the sound of the bell!
    Congratulations, a very nice shot!
    Léia

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  7. Bass Harbor is a wonderful place. Love the little detail you've shared...and what a wonderful project!!

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  8. this post reminds me of the song "Downeaster Alexa" by Billy Joel. haha...Mum would be proud.

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  9. Like your photo of the church. So nice deatails. It is so fine that they can helping poor fishermen. Have a nice weekend to you.

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  10. Love the golden light against the deep blue sky here Doug. Very nice that they're walking the walk--it seems few do these days. Cheers to these good folks.

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  11. I like very much these wooden constructed houses of charm

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  12. That's a nice picture. And thank you for telling the story of the helpful people helping others in need. It's always good to hear stories like this...

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  13. the light illuminating this is really great.. nicely captured.. :)

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  14. love the multiple gables here, doug! sad story behind it as well! strange how riches turn into misfortune sometimes ...

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  15. I love this wooden church,
    beautiful perspective and great shot!!!

    elena

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  16. Another lovely golden hour shot! :)
    You're truly a crepuscular photo hunter! :^)

    >with the rising costs of gasoline to power their lobster boats being a major reason for struggling marine businesses

    Maybe it's a good thing.
    The other side of the coin is that fewer catch means more time for the lobsters to replenish.

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  17. Hi, very nice shot, nice colors.. congratulations
    I take photos, I hope you lıke my photos..

    ragard from Istanbul

    vasfiye

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  18. I love the way this is lit up. Nice Shot.

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  19. Sorry to hear about those hardships. The image is a lovely one, with the patterns and textures of the food and tiles -- and of course, the green door.

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