Anglers at the Lighthouse, Fécamp
In Normandy, the Alabaster Coast, 2 hours from Paris, Fécamp seduced by its authenticity. At the junction of four roads historical and heiress of a great past, she has witnessed the greatest period of industrial fishing.
Former capital of the Dukes of Normandy, the birthplace of the Benedictine liqueur, a leading center of radar during the 2nd World War, the city just waiting to reveal its riches. The fishing port and marina in the heart of the city, the pace of life of this seaside resort with many facets. Two-step, the Pays de Caux to go for hikes and discovery of land in an unspoiled landscape where green chips enhance the charm of old stone and thatched cottages. Led all year with its shops, restaurants, Casino and major appointments, Fécamp is a genuine call and promise an unforgettable stay.
Fécamp developed over the centuries to become the leading French cod-fishing port, and a museum is devoted to the "Terre-neuvas", the Fécamp fishermen who caught cod in the waters off Newfoundland. The fishermen's houses can be seen by the port, and their chapel on the cliffs, with its votive boats (which express a wish).
The history of Fécamp has always revolved around the fishing industry and its harbour (first mentioned in the 11th century). The reputation of the salt-herrings of Fécamp was established as early as the 10th century, that of smoked herrings from the thirteenth century. An association of whale fishermen was created in the 11th century. Fishing for cod started commercially in the 16th century, under the impetus of Nicolas Selles, an early shipping magnate. Throughout the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, Fécamp had an important role as the chief fishing port in France for cod and cod-related fish. This was the case up until the 1970s, when Canada stopped all access to their fishing grounds. First practiced by three-masted sailing ships, Atlantic fishing trips could last more than six months, the time taken to fill the hold with cod, which were salted to preserve them.
The fishing was actually carried out in small boats, carrying only two or three fishermen. Many of these small boats would be lost in the fog and never returned to the ship. As technology evolved, the three-mast boats disappeared, giving way to steamers, then to diesel-engined vessels. These days, only a small fishing fleet survives, restricted to fishing around coastal waters. In the harbour, pleasure-boats have taken the place of all but a few fishing-boats. ( Source: normandie-tourisme & wikipedia)
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tedesse (25133) 2012-09-18 1:43
Great view of the lighthouse in Fécamp.
Good sharpness and colors, interesting note.
Have a nice day
snunney (84931) 2012-09-18 2:02
A well framed composition of the lighthouse with the anglers and their rods providing additional interest. The image is nicely composed along classical lines and has very good colours and sharpness.
besnard (53756) 2012-09-18 2:14
Toute ta série de cette région a d'agrébles couleurs à regarder. Cette image est vivante avec tous ces pécheurs qui espèrent gagner le gros lot.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
timecapturer (49286) 2012-09-18 5:06
wonderfully composed shot of this fascinating old lighthouse. Enticing lines and magnificent textured detailing. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (61172) 2012-09-18 5:13
J'aime le cadrage vertical pour cette composition. Il donne de l'ampleur au phare . La jetée donne de la profondeur et les pêcheurs ajoutent de la vie.
marcan44 (6259) 2012-09-18 5:22
era una giornata senza sole con luce diffusa e questo ti ha permesso insieme alla tua proverbiale bravura di comporre una immagine elegante senza ombre violente e perfettamente chiara in tutti i piani focali.
Complimenti, TFS !
Cricri (107306) 2012-09-18 5:25
Un bon cadrage et des couleurs chaudes du phare, la perspective du chemin avec le groupe de pêcheurs, netteté et présentation excellente
lucasgalodoido (21093) 2012-09-18 7:12
uam imagem interessante desses pescadores no farol, eles estão por toda a parte mesmo. Bela foto.
Parabéns e Abraço,
holmertz (41753) 2012-09-18 7:46
A well balanced composition where the red and green details form a triangle which is clearly observed among the dominance of light brown and light blue.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-18 9:42
Fishermen catch the eye even if the lighthouse visible. The framing is skillful. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jjcordier (76858) 2012-09-18 22:50
Bon cadrage de ce phare de Fécamp et de ce groupe de pêcheurs qui animent l'image.
Graal (97861) 2012-09-19 0:13
How there it was possible to enter upstairs, George? Fine presentation of lighthouse.Good vertical composition. Also note is interesting.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (50030) 2012-09-19 2:48
Very fine composition. The presence of so many fishermen brings life to the old estabilishment. Well seen.
siamesa (27743) 2012-09-19 15:34
Boa noite George
Very nice place with this lighthouse that has a special architectural design.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/750 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-18 1:34