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Swordfisherman by phil decocco

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In Menemsha, on Martha’s Vineyard Island, there is a momument to the brave swordfishermen who go far out to sea and fish for these mighty creatures, one harpoon at a time.

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menemsha, marthas vineyard, island life, new england, swordfishermen monument

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 4 years ago

    Very impressive sculpture and image – great capture!

  • Thanks very much mattie, every time I see it I think of “The Perfect Storm”… Hard life for these people
    Phil

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    This is a stunning sculpture, Phil – very graceful

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoalmost 4 years ago

    It does capture the essence of the hunt well, shulie.
    Phil

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 4 years ago

    Cool find

  • Thanks angel,
    It’ a prominent spot in this fishing village
    Phil

    – phil decocco

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    great capture Phil!!!!

  • thanks charmiene,
    it’s always fun to wander to this end of the island from where my home is in the south end. This sculpture is a favorite spot.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • jules572
    jules572almost 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t you know, I have this very same shot, guess we’re still chasing each other around the country…Jules :-)))

  • jules
    just where do you hang your hats anyway??
    phil

    – phil decocco

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