L'Angélus on Portbail by paolo1955

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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page September – 29 – 2012

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Views 1196 at May – 02 – 2013

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.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Sarah Couzens
    Sarah Couzensover 3 years ago

    Wonderful subject and image.

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • John Pickles
    John Picklesover 3 years ago

    What a lovely picture the light and shadows gives it a special magic
    congratulations.

  • Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments about my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 3 years ago

    fabulous shot ~ love shipwrecks ~ they have such stories within ~ xx

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment

    – paolo1955

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Great Work ..!!

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment

    – paolo1955

  • timmburgess
    timmburgessover 3 years ago

    must have been a wonderful boat once…timm

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thanks ever so much Andrea, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

    Fantastic find, Paolo!

  • Thanks ever so much Trish , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

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