We went to visit my wife’s grandmother in Maine for Thanksgiving this year. We had a very nice time and a wonderful thanksgiving meal. We didn’t do much “sightseeing,” but I’ll post a couple of pictures from the trip anyhow. Actually, I have quite a number of pictures that I want to post today, but that’s good because I also have a lot to say.
This first picture above is a picture of a pile of lobster traps on the beach at low tide. That’s Casco Bay in the background.
The second picture is a picture of the mooring yard at Town Landing in Falmouth, Maine. When we visited in May, there were probably 100 boats moored here. As you can see, the boating season is pretty much over for this year in Maine.
A few days after posting the photograph of people playing chess, I ran across the following article: Etiquette for Nonconsensual Photography. Now, I suppose that the author has a point, and I don’t want to take pictures of people who don’t want their picture taken. I also think, however, that he may take it a bit far. Does one have a right to expect not to be photographed when visiting a public place? What about security cameras and the like? Also, I think that there are some photographs which simply could not be captured if you asked permission first – the moment would be gone. This author suggests that such photographs should simply be missed. Nonetheless, reading the article has caused me to take a break snapping random pictures of people I don’t know, at least until I have time to formulate my own opinion on the subject. Thoughts, anyone? Use the comment feature; this is the first time I’ve tried it on this site, so I hope it works.