I´d like to dedicate this photo to another Cannon!
This particular cannon, a ”Canon de Marine”, stands outside the Church Notre-Dame des Anges at Collioure.
It was made at the Fonderie Royale at Nevers in 1812. It is a caliber 18 cannon and a 1786 model. The mobile frame (châssis mobile) is a 1763 model .
Cannon is derived from the Old Italian word cannone, meaning "large tube", which came from Latin canna, in turn originating from the Greek κάννα (kanna), "reed", and then generalized to mean any hollow tube-like object; cognate with Akkadian term qanu and Hebrew qāneh, meaning "tube" or "reed". The word has been used to refer to a gun since 1326 in Italy, and 1418 in England. Cannon serves both as the singular and plural of the noun, although in American English the plural cannons is more common.
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Fis2 (88885) 2012-10-09 1:00
Interesting cannon and tower.
Good frame and super colors.
Have a nice day.
mesutilgim (88220) 2012-10-09 1:02
Hello Gunnar, my "almost" neighbour today !
Nice capture from South France.
Good pov and good layout. Allthough end September, the scenery is still qute summery.
TFS and best regards
wolf38 (31284) 2012-10-09 1:08
Hi Gunnar. People love the ports, etc the water, because this life is pulsating. The view of the ocean is beautiful. And who needs a little rest is, stores, restaurants, etc. The gun is a wonderful bonus.
snunney (88465) 2012-10-09 1:18
The point of view is very well chosen making a pleasing juxtaposition between the cannon and the church tower in the background. The people add further interest, injecting a sense of vitality into the scene. The square format makes for a splendid well balanced composition. The image has good colour contrasts and excellent sharpness.
Royaldevon (32681) 2012-10-09 1:43
Good Morning Gunnar,
John will be proud to receive this dedication, though I'm not sure how he will take to being referred to as a hollow, tube like object! I call him the Hercule Poirot of TE. No doubt he will be able to find out who last fired the hollow, tube like object!
It is another wonderful shot, with fine clarity and a great sense of depth. The cannon dominates the f/g; then there is a natural lead around the shot to the second focal image of the tower.
How do you manage to always find a person wearing red just to give that extra flare?
Have a lovely day,
dta (70387) 2012-10-09 1:57
Hello Gunnar ,
an escellent composition and a peaceful atmosphere in Collioures ... so much calmer that in August !
Well done .
DINOZOR (16352) 2012-10-09 2:16
Bravo pour cette belle et bonne photo de Collioure.
Je remarque le cadrage très précis et soigné.
Belle image bien éclairée et nette.
Un cannon pris par un Canon.
tyro (21634) 2012-10-09 2:25
Good morning Gunnar,
Well, I am honoured! Thank you so much!
And a "Cannon" from a Gunnar"!
I recognise this place very well from your recent posting (the one with the artist) and this, again, is a finely composed picture, the tower placed perfectly "on the third" and the magnificent "old cannon" dominating the foreground. And, of course, a "lady in red" sitting just behind it!
Excellent composition, lovely soft colours, perfect exposure and exquisite sharpness.
Always wanting to find out more, I discovered, interestingly, that calibres of these French guns were documented, like British guns, by the weight of shot which they fired. So this cannon would have fired an 18 pound iron shot. Interestingly, in those days before metrication, a French pound was slightly heavier than an English pound just as a French "inch" was slightly longer than an English one.
But, curiously, I found it difficult to find information about 18 calibre French cannon because it would appear that their range of calibres at this time included 4, 8, 12, 24 and 32. Unless, of course, there is something here which I don't understand - I did read some other reference to Gribeauval having standardised an 18 calibre gun but I now can't find it again!
In any case, an 18 lb shot would have a diameter of 5 inches and this gun certainly doesn't look as large as that. So I rather suspect that, in this case at least, the calibre doesn't refer to the shot weight in pounds.
Anyway, Gunnar, enough of my ramblings. Thank you once again for a lovely photograph - and for thinking of me too!
P.S. I do believe that my name is not derived from the word for a gun but originally from the ecclesiastical "canon".
P.P.S. I presume that the name "Gunnar" does not derive from "gunner"? But I think it might derive from an old Nordic word for "warrior" - is that right?
holmertz (43795) 2012-10-09 4:19
Detta är en väldigt fin bild från en idyllisk liten medelhavsstad. Kompositionen är en fin blandning av vackra byggnader, myllrande folkliv och varmt mättade färger.
macondo (18623) 2012-10-09 5:37
A shot with appropriate mastery of exposure, sharpness and proportion in the crop to be dedicated to our friend tyro. The cannon and the tower make a pleasing perpendicular angle, and the sky blends almost imperceptibly with the water on the horizon. The gentle light is very pleasing and well captured. The scene looks so pleasant in the early Autumn light that one almost wants to walk into it and stroll with the others.
Cricri (110295) 2012-10-09 5:39
Une vue différente de Colioure surtout avec ce canon!! j'aime la vue sur la tour, la lumière douce du moment, un mois hors saison bien plus calme, belle présentation
eldancer1 (30873) 2012-10-09 7:46
It's to see this old cannon in a peaceful setting, still look scary but is now harmless. Nice documentation of the daily life. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
claudeD (34837) 2012-10-09 8:44
very fine picture from france with a perfect composition and fine colors. I like the calm atmosphere very much. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rychem (26860) 2012-10-09 10:34
Interesting cannon and the historic tower, well composed and presented, perfrct sharpness
UlfE (14641) 2012-10-09 10:55
En välkomponerad bild med tornet fint placerat vid 1/3. Det jag gillar bäst är dock det stillsamma folklivet folk som badar och solar på den steniga stranden, folk som sitter på bänkarna och njuter av havet och utsikten och folk som flanerar. Huvudmotivet kunde jag faktiskt ha klarat mig utan. Bilden hade inte varit sämre om den inte hade varit där. Detta är dock inte någon kritik utan bara litet kul att tänka bort den. Tack för titten och ha en bra kväll.
jjcordier (78372) 2012-10-09 22:10
Je ne pense pas qu'un pirate osera s'approcher de la plage de Collioure!Jolie composition.
Nicou (127964) 2012-10-10 0:39
Quel captage de ce canon avec un canon géaniel compo et ensemble belle vue animée avec les personnages cette tour qui trône grandisoe compo e tiamge.
Bravo et amitié
TopGeo (38206) 2012-10-10 0:57
Hello Gunnar! An etymology for the word cannon, along with a picture of the harbor with its old buildings and beautiful composition gives the wonderful charm and impress good and interesting work
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-10-10 4:19
The composition is cleverly done with this impressive cannon in the foreground. I love to see the many details of the picture. This is a beautiful place, well seen in this picture of excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
larsy (28) 2012-10-10 7:35
Vacker trakt med gamla anor.
carlo62 (37340) 2012-10-11 0:16
bello il cannone in primo piano, ma anche la torre è di grande pregio, un bel luogo ed una bella condivisione.
La scena è ben inquadrata e trasmette tranquillità nonostante i segnali che indicano battaglie e guerre ormai vecchie.
papagolf21 (89198) 2012-10-11 0:54
Bonjour, cher ami Gunnar,
C'est toujours avec un réel plaisir que de découvrir des images de Collioure.
La ville est bien défendue avec ce canon dirigé vers la mer.
Une image de toute beauté.
mjdundee (4663) 2012-10-11 3:02
Without reading your note I would have discovered everyone and everything in this picture - before I discovered the canon.
Cool poser on the beach observed by passing tourists and well dressed locals. The little peninsula on the right gives a great sense of depth and the historic tower protects the habeour/bay.
Very nice and relaxing scenery. TFS
Didi (58488) 2012-10-11 3:25
Another nice view of Collioure with a not excessive crowd.
Nice point of wiew on the bell tower.
Graal (99510) 2012-10-11 3:59
an interesting old historic coast here. Nice view of tower, defensive walls and cannon on FG. Good composition. Excellent sharpness and colours. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
ines8 (6098) 2012-10-11 12:34
Wonderful view,perfect clarity, a charming atmosphere.
Nard (6972) 2012-10-11 13:47
I like this place. I used to spend holiday with my children near there durinf more than 10 years. You have well captured it with a nice light and we can't split the sea and the sky. Well done
abmdsudi (45748) 2012-10-12 2:25
Lively street scene lots of detail and colors, a scenic coastal town with the tower drags the eye in as main focal of interest. Lots of happening around and very interesting ways of true life here, well spotted and taken. Fine effort, Congrats.
cornejo (34626) 2012-10-12 12:25
Hello Gunnar, I like this good and nice composition in the charming town of Collioure. I think an interesting picture and history alive. Very good and interesting work my friend, congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
Silvio1953 (128528) 2012-10-13 1:03
Ciao Gunnar, lovely dedication to our friend John, beautiful cannon for Cannon, beautiful composition, lovely scene with nice people, wonderful pastel colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Kielia (24073) 2012-10-16 3:20
this is a well spotted cannon, proving that a simple scene can be a great photographic subject.
Very interesting perspective and nice composition too. And a very nice title, my compliments!
serp2000 (41700) 2012-10-16 3:46
I remember this POV. I was here in 2011. Very nice presentation of Collioure. Outstanding colours, perfect sharpness. TFS!
macjake (60048) 2012-10-17 10:02
I'm sure John appreciated this one :)
a very fine note, as it gives a bit of history of the cannon, learned something new today.
as I'm scanning the scene, i'm also interested in learning more about that tower in the bg too.
a charming scene, lots of activity and interest.
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2012-10-18 17:57
A good point of view here. I like the old elements here such as the city wall, tower and cannon. It's a very pleasant waterfront, lots of interesting sights to incorporate into this scene. Good colour combinations and distant horizon.
Rafer (15617) 2012-10-25 11:30
Gran foto de Collioure ,,,no lejos de casa,,,,buena composiciòn y magnifico color!!! Saludos
Noel_Byrne (26651) 2012-10-28 10:11
Really nice scene, captured perfectly! The tower is placed perfectly in the image, as is the cannon itself. Great colours, and it looks like a fascinating and historical place to relax a while. Nicely seen and captured!
All the best
Angshu (56460) 2012-10-28 21:01
What appears in the BG as a clock tower looks to be part of a fortress. A good informative note to boot this nice picture. I have not heard of Collioures before, but the beach seems to be the same shingle like as in Cannes & Nice. Nice picture from this picturesque viewpoint
fritzi007 (8124) 2012-10-29 0:10
schönes Foto und sehr gute Information, ein wunderschöner Platz!
Wünnsch dir einen schönen Tag
thebest (4276) 2012-11-02 5:30
What a wonderful photo so full of interest - the clarity is fantastic I love the canon in the foreground - this photo has everything such a really nice daily life image.
You have captured the young boy straightening his towel so perfectly - I like this photo very much.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2012-11-02 9:15
Very nice composition, the Languedoc setting and scenery is always nice to see in this very relaxing way1 Nice blend of colors!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-11-07 7:53
Beautiful image of a place by the sea with the guns in the first view and with good note of them. Very nice POV and light balance that made it so real colors. Excellent quality.
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
jmdias (58185) 2012-12-07 0:45
excelent framing. the shapes of the tower are fabulous and I liked it a lot. nice details of the landscape and excellent use of the cannon and other elements in the foreground. an image full of beauty and life. TFS.
pajaran (54203) 2013-02-16 13:53
Interesantan tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak sa posetiocima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep top i arhitektura, dobro pokazano.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
An interesting article from the given data ...
Nice view and a moment with the visitors ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Nice top and architecture, well demonstrated.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37602)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 0:54