This photo shows wooden lobster fishing buoys decorating the side of a small shack near the ocean in Maine. Each fisherman has a unique pattern for their personal buoys, in terms of colors and number of stripes. That way when they pull up their traps at the end of the day, they can be sure to get their own and not something belong to another person. It was taken by my wife on a vacation trip in Maine in August 2009, and was used by her in a custom calendar she ordered for the following Christmas for family members. The specific site was the bay in the town of Stonington. Family relatives liked the mix of bright colors in the picture. I have a friend whose 88 year old mother enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles. She assembles a new puzzle every two or 3 days, and currently has about 150 puzzle boxes in her home. I ordered this photo-based puzzle as a possible gift for her. I have tested out the puzzle myself and was able to put it together, so now I will pass it on. It helped me to have a photo with numerous small regions with different colors, and edges for the building tiles or buoys that were at a slight angle to horizontal or vertical. It also helped to know that the pattern for the puzzle cutting produces four separated pairs of two columns each, with alternating 3-knob or 3-pit shapes in each of those columns. Completing those columns early on helped solve the puzzle by dividing it into smaller regions with some certainty, and created a lot of exposed edges for matching with remaining unplaced pieces.