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Xavier Vanbillemont, one of the twelve remaining horseback shrimp fishermen of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, unloading the morning's catch on the beach, to the fascination of onlookers
Xavier Vanbillemont, one of the twelve remaining horseback shrimp fishermen of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, unloading the morning's catch on the beach, to the fascination of onlookers
Description Xavier's father and grandfather were both horseback fishermen and he proudly carries on the tradition, while also owning and running a bar in the town.  These days, none of the fishermen can rely on fishing for their living and consequently have additional jobs, but this tradition gives the community a strong sense of collective identity and plays a central role in social and cultural events.
Throughout the summer months, the Belgian Tourist Board fund the fishermen to carry out additional fishing trips at advertised times, which attract over 10,000 visitors a year. 
Author Vince Bevan ·  JPG file - 487.06 kB - 1 008 x 747 pixelsmore
Extra information
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Original Time Taken: 2012:09:08 12:39:38
Time Digitized: 2012:09:08 12:39:38
Artist: Vince Bevan
Copyright Holder: Copying of this Image by any means or by persons other than the copyright owner, Vince Bevan, is in breach of Copyright and is an offence under the 1988 Copyright Act, unless licence has been granted. Further information from - contact@vincebevan.co.uk
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f/11
ISO Sensitivity: 125
Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash Fired: No Flash
Original Width: 1008 pixels
Original Height: 747 pixels
Orientation: 1: Normal (0 deg)
Subject Distance: 1.89
Focal Length: 27 mm
Lens Info: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length Equivalent in 35mm Film: 146.63149367296
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