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camperbc
05-11-2010, 06:31 PM
This is one of the six original cannons that were used to protect Fogo Harbour from French attack in the 1760's. Two of the cannons remain at the entrance to the harbour; it amazes me that after 250 years any of them are still around! The community of Tilting also still has their original cannon, which I stumbled upon two days ago while exploring. Another of the six original cannons from Fogo stands guard outside the Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment.

The second image was captured from high atop a hill overlooking the community of Barr'd Islands. Had I waited one more day to take this shot, there would have been an enormous iceberg in the background, the first one of the season! If the nice weather holds tomorrow, I will go back to this same spot and retake it with the iceberg.

Both photographs were taken hand-held with my Sony Alpha, and vintage Minolta Maxxum lenses (50mm prime, and 75-300mm zoom)

Glen
Focus On Newfoundland : about my photography: (http://www.FocusOnNewfoundland.com)

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Richard
05-12-2010, 01:34 AM
That canon looks weathered!!! I like the composition of shot one, with the canon taking on the same angle as the wood in the bottom left corner.

Rinkdaddy
05-12-2010, 03:18 PM
I love the rusty detail of the cannon. Nice composition.

Marko
05-12-2010, 03:40 PM
I quite like the perspective in shot 2 as well. I dig how the rock statue dwarfs the houses in the bkgd. Nice!

OWLP
05-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Very nice images. #2 maybe a tad oversharpened?

Mad Aussie
05-12-2010, 06:52 PM
I like them both very much!

I don't usually find these rock columns very interesting but as Marko pointed out, it's cool how it dwarfs the houses and adds a sense of height and perspective to the scene.

Iguanasan
05-12-2010, 10:17 PM
Really enjoying both of these. I don't think I can add anything more to what was said other than :clap: :thumbup::thumbup:

edG
05-14-2010, 07:03 AM
very nice

Hillbillygirl
05-15-2010, 06:51 AM
Really like #1, and as always, enjoy the little tidbits of history involved.