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Coastal Culture
Photograph by Robert Clark

With dawn streaking the sky, fisherman Adib Boueiry motors his boat from his home in Tyre, Lebanon, to begin his day's work at sea. Hovering as a silhouette in the harbor, a horse-headed tour vessel replicates the ships that merchants sailed from this and neighboring ports more than 3,000 years ago. As the seaborne traders from the eastern Mediterranean expanded their shipping business into the Aegean, the Greeks gave them a name that has endured: Phoenicians.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS-1V
Film Type: Fuji Provia 100f
Lens: 16-35 mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/5
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Sunrise
Lighting Techniques: On-camera strobe used with a slow shutter speed to hold focus on the subject amid motion blur


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