I love this photo!

I took the shot during our travels in Maine exploring the lobster industry. It was the first of three days in Stonington Maine, we wanted to get a feel for the little fishing town. So we walked about half a mile down from our rented house to what seemed to the "center" of this quiet town. Small locally owned shops and galleries lined this one quarter mile street along the water. If you walk that quarter mile past the small scale restaurants, galleries, and tourist shops you find the docks where the fishermen work. Those docks are where we spent the following days. We were walking along that street when we saw a distinct heart shape in the water. It was formed out of little sticks and it seemed so manmade. We pondered and came to the conclusion that no one could have possibly created it so it must have been something that miraculously happened. Surely the town's way of saying welcome :). I love this photo because Stonington was by far the most memorable place we visited on our two weeks of traveling. I spent so much time on the docks with the workers, talking to them and photographing them. They were all such hard working, passionate people. Everyone who lives there is so incredibly passionate about their little town, everyone who lives there is family to them. All the fishermen and women with their tough exterior are so kind and welcoming. Every time i see this photo it makes me want to go back.

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