Anchovies Medan

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The sun is quite hot, the clock points at 10:00 in the morning, a housewife is assisted by her children to dry the anchovies. Knowing my presence with the camera, they looked awkward, after communicating with the intention of documenting, at first they were shy accepting the camera shots, but in the end looked excited.

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Anchovy, any of numerous schooling saltwater fishes of the family Engraulidae (order Clupeiformes), most of the more than 100 species live in shallow tropical or warm temperate seas. britannica.com

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Before drying, the anchovy is first boiled in a large skillet.

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Anchovies drying facility by the beach is a common sight.

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The fishing communities who live on the shores of the Tapanuli Bay depend on their fish catch in the sea. Anchovies are the mainstay of fishermen here.

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Tapanuli Bay is filled with construction of wooden stakes stuck into the seabed, at night the lights are turned on to lure the anchovy to gather under the light, a trick is done to make it easier to catch fish, the local community calls this construction is 'Bagan'.

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The catch of anchovy is then transported ashore to dry, this commodity is known as Teri Medan (Anchovies Medan, bears the name of the capital city of the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia).

Let's set sail

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Photo by Irfan M Nur (@vannour)
Make:
Canon EOS 6D, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens
SONY ILCE-6500, 18-105mm F4 Lens

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