L'Angélus on Portbail

paolo1955

La Spezia, Italy

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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page September – 29 – 2012

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Iso 200

Shutter Speed 1/320 sec

Focal Lenght 12mm

F-Stop f/11

Lens Nikon 12 – 24

Camera Nikon D100

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used


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Portbail – Normandy – France

The Angelus is a tailpiece or BAUTIER. It owes its name to the type of fishing he practiced until the ‘70s. Fishing ropes, called BARFLEUR leases, is an ancient activity that still practiced today. Snoods (or ravelins) are tied on the ropes. Hans or the hooks of different sizes, are fixed on the ravelin by two half hitches. The strings are coiled in Maun, large baskets osier.L crew, consisting of ten men, left for one or two tides, and conducting one or two into the water by fishing lines tide. The ropes are wet from the front, drifting boat, and placed across the current. The fishing grounds frequented located west of Cherbourg, and even on the coast of England. Baits, “the Beit”, are purchased just before departure, usually sand eels, mackerel, bream red, mussels, squid. We fish mostly skate, turbot, conger, hâs.L the Angelus is the last tailpiece vault built in the area. The vault features the rear of the hull. The hull of ANGELUS is a sailboat, it was powered by a 150-Poyaud chevaux.Caractéristiques’s main ANGELUS: Length 16.80 m / Beam 5.50 m / Headroom 2, 20 m / Tonnage 38.43 tonneaux.Les hold with ANGELUS included eight coolers can receive 15 tons of fish a forepeak, a block machine and a crew of 10 berths. Today the ANGELUS is dying in the oasis of PORTBAIL on strike for the river of Olonde.

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