I call this Chain Rock, as the orange/white buoy was used as a connection point for a chain and antisubmarine net that spanned the harbour entrance. The chain and net proved to be very effective to keep out unwanted submarines and vessels during World War 2. It is located in the harbour entrance of St.John's, Newfoundland. The entrance is referred to as the Narrows, and the small fishing Village of the Battery can also be seen in the background.
It is a misconception that North America escaped the attack of Germans during WWII. Newfoundland was the only location to feel the effect of German Uboats. In 1942 the city of St.John's was fired on by two torpedoes, but sustained no serious damage.
The only post processing done, was to resize the image.
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arnie (1803) 2007-02-08 18:17
Great sharpness and vivid colours.
Thanks for sharing and also interesting notes.
edge (6070) 2007-02-08 18:21
Interesting shot and the notes were great too. The village looks cold with the snow at hand. I know the subject was the buoy as the point of interest, but I like the village. Colorful buildings.
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-02-08 18:43
Very nice, it seems to be something ordinary but the feel of the overall shot is something extraordinary. Great shatpness, contrast and cloor.
jmcl (14535) 2007-02-09 1:00
love the feeling of the vast giant hillside and ocean around the town .. even though you have shown us mostly town you have really given us a sense of its small place in a vast universe ..
fayeulle (27827) 2007-02-09 2:03
I like very much this shot full of colors. The S5200, like all the S5000 serie gives excellent sharpness.
Hendrika (655) 2007-02-09 2:13
Great to see Newfoundland, colorfulhouses built on the hillside and the buoy. Hope everything in the future goes as planned and that you can keep on sharing your passion for photography with your son.
Lanaud (625) 2007-02-09 20:02
Niiiiiiiiice. Always loved the colours of these houses on many photos I've seen. Hope to see them in person one day.
bullybeef53 (3363) 2007-02-15 14:46
the colors and sharpness are outstanding.
did you do any photo editing ?
photoman87 (207) 2007-02-23 14:42
Hi Rod, thanks for the picture of this marvelous place and for the interesting note .Your picture is sharp and colorfull . Thanks for sharing .
Zelanda (5692) 2007-02-24 20:58
Preciosa fotografía con todos esos colores emergiendo de la nieve.
asajernigan (21148) 2007-02-26 9:46
What a great shot. This is a superb winter postcard. Your composition and POV are great with nice colors and lighting. Good note as well.
snowfalken (1116) 2007-02-28 11:26
What a beautiful and colorful picture! The composition is excellent, you followed the rule of thirds which led to great results! You placed the most important object of the picture (the chain rock) in one of the most powerful points of the composition and the shore line along the lower third of the image!
The colors are bright, well saturated and natural and add life to your photo. The details are excellent and sharpness spot-on!
Although it is difficult to expose the highlights in the snow correctly, you managed to capture a beautiful shot! Congratulations for this one and TFS!
With Friendly Regards,
kaptan (1444) 2007-03-07 9:57
branley (3681) 2007-03-09 0:24
chain rock is a good focal point and well placed in the frame, from there the eye wanders up to the multi-coloured houses on the hillside, they sit it marked contrast to the snow and ice surrounding them. Interesting note to accompany this fine image, well done.
bebep (2089) 2007-03-09 21:13
Beautiful composition, I like the calm of the small country of fishermen, an atmosphere that has to be well distant from that of the war, good the DoF and the slim colors of the houses, good the note
nomadb59 (98) 2007-03-14 21:22
Terrific colours again! Those houses look great. I really need to visit and see St. Johns/NL first hand!
I love the way you get drawn deeper into the picture beyond the buoy. Great POV.
Interesting note as well.
gunbud (34066) 2007-03-23 21:11
Beautiful explosion of colors from these houses perched on this snowy cliff. The snow and blue sea are wonderfully complimented by the colorful homes. The details to this unique photo are brilliantly sharp.
livinitout (942) 2007-04-03 20:10
Excellent colours here. The variety really sticks out. Nice and sharp too.
jean11-3 (2799) 2007-04-04 15:34
Interesting scene Rodney.I like the POV,and the different colours of the houses are very attractive.Your note puts the shot into context,I have learnt something new today,thanks.Those houses really look to be gripping onto the rocks.
Charo (51210) 2007-05-01 8:27
Qué bella imagen!!!
Esas casa con sus colores mezcladas con la nieve y con ese azul tan intenso del agua.
placombe (7889) 2007-05-01 9:48
Your photos on NFLD are simply wonderful. I choose this one because I like the way houses are randomly grip to the rock and their vivid colors. Remarkably sharp and detailed. TFS
parbo (11092) 2007-12-22 17:40
I like two main different components (and missed too) in your photo, especially for me in Suriname. We don't have any more season other then tropical summer and we already forgot the blue color of water (sea or river) by the reason of muddy but fertile Amazon rain forest waters.
Your scene is great, with multi colored, wonderful facades and of course with white and blue.
I wish Merry Christmas to you and your family.
bagpuss (234) 2008-01-19 4:37
Unusual shot in the fact its so colourful for a winter scene,
good eye with plenty of interesting background detail,a nice crisp tight shot tfs David
coco (30439) 2009-06-21 15:51
The whites maybe are a bit overexposed, but the whole photo looks nice with a good composition and also with a nice landscape.
- Copyright: Rodney Fagan (faganrodney) (489)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-07
- Categories: Event, Ruins
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S5200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Winter landscape, East Coast Trail [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 17:39
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