Blue Point Oysters

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography


Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R Lens – 1/250 @ f/2.8

This is a photo of an old Oyster processing plant on the South Shore of Long Island.  Look at the pile of shucked oysters on the work table.   The shores around Long Island were so rich in oysters that crushed oyster shells were actually used for landfill in some parts of Manhattan (as mentioned in the movie “The Bone Collector”). I loved the way the light was beaming in through the skylights in the roof rafters.

30 thoughts on “Blue Point Oysters

  1. This is great Black and white work Joe. Lots of textures and tone from the wooden beams to the shells themselves really make this shot look great.


    1. Thank you Elina 🙂 If you have never seen the movie “The Bone Collector” you should watch it. It shows a lot the “underground” Manhattan with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.


    1. Samuel Adams is an American patriot and brother of president John Adams. It is also the name of my favorite brand of beer made by Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Boston Lager 🙂


  2. I’m assuming that the oysters are not as plentiful as they used to be? Kind of like crabs and the Chesapeake Bay?
    This mountain of shells shows the great variation amongst them, doesn’t it?
    Love the shadows!


  3. I agree about the lighting. But I was thinking, at first, that this might have been the remains of one of your dinners. Then I realized there was no Sam Adams!


    1. You are absolutely correct Emilio if these were from one of my dinners there would have been more empty Sam Adams bottles than oyster shells 🙂 Thanks and have a great evening EP


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