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The horseback shrimp fishermen of Oostduinkerke, Belgium
The horseback shrimp fishermen of Oostduinkerke, Belgium
Description Once a popular form of fishing in certain areas of France, Holland and England, Oostduinkerke is the only place left in the world where the 500 year old tradition of shrimp fishing on horseback is still in practice.
Shrimp fishermen sit in wooden saddles on their horses, which drag large nets behind them.  Draft horses famous for their enormous strength, such as the Brabant, are used for this task.  The catch is then transported through the streets of Oostduinkerke on carts.
In December 2013 Unesco recognized shrimpfishing on horseback as intangible cultural heritage. 
Author Vince Bevan ·  JPG file - 502.71 kB - 1 008 x 709 pixelsmore
Extra information
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Original Time Taken: 2012:08:29 17:36:19
Time Digitized: 2012:08:29 17:36:19
Artist: Vince Bevan
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Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/11
ISO Sensitivity: 200
Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash Fired: No Flash
Original Width: 1008 pixels
Original Height: 709 pixels
Orientation: 1: Normal (0 deg)
Subject Distance: 6.67
Focal Length: 62 mm
Lens Info: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length Equivalent in 35mm Film: 331.51421643732
added on 2014-12-02168 views © 2014 Vince Bevan
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