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2009 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use johnmaenhout[r]yahoo.com

I took these picture during a stroll on the beach in Knokke Zoute Belgium.

This is my 800th picture from Belgium on TE.

Knokke is the most North-Eastern seaside resort of the Flemish coast. It lies close to the Dutch border and is separated from the Dutch territory by the Zwin, a beautiful and extremely interesting natural reserve.

It is famous for its beaches, and for the dike system to which it owes its origins. Knokke came into existence because of the construction of dikes that were meant to protect the area around the 'Zwin' sea-arm. Originally a simple vacation haven for the humble city folk of Brussels, in the early 1800s a lot of painters, such as James Ensor, Alfred Verwee and others, started to frequent the small hamlet to paint its beautiful vistas. The artists rented a small miller's cottage and founded there the Cercle des Artistes in 1880. It gradually became a resort town with upscale clientele, restaurants and shops.

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Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
09/09/2009 15:03:57
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/60Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F13
Metering Modes
Spot
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
400
Lens
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
18,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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