Peggy's Cove has to be one of the most photographed places in the Maritimes, but most people concentrate on the Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse isn't the only photogenic part of the village though, there are many other picturesque gems waiting just along the road :)
In this case I spotted the Old Red Schoolhouse on the hill, and then noticed the juxtaposition of colour surrounding it and I knew I'd found my shot!
The Old Red Schoolhouse is an original one-room school house. It was built in the 1830's and had students up until the 1950's - now it's used as a theatre and gallery.
The title of the picture comes from an educational TV series which ran during the 1970's and 1980's, more on that here if you're interested.
ISO100, Slight crop from the left, resize, high-pass sharpen, USM, Shadows/Highlights
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mlopes (494) 2005-06-01 19:25
I want to go back to school...
Now that i'm saying this, i remembered a great spectrum little game called back to school... lol... i haven't heard this name for ages... Thanks for remembering me ;P
You did found your shot, and it's indeed a nice shot!
Thanks for sharing
sarju (5324) 2005-06-01 19:44
The wires in this shot are quite distracting and sad part ... but besides that everything is gold .... and yes thanks a lot for the very informative note and the link, I was happy to go through it and now I have one more place to visit at Peggy's cove for sure ..... I will have to favourite this shot now
MarekP (4750) 2005-06-01 19:53
Wonderfull photo, Adrian. I like the colours and sharpness. Well done!
jinju (14265) 2005-06-01 20:58
I really love the colors of the buildings. They must be painted often because they look brand new.
annagrace (2467) 2005-06-01 21:04
Hah, I remember that silly TV show. The colors are fantastic in this shot; like the POV too. Nice post!
poulinp (4530) 2005-06-01 21:24
Good framing here, and I like the composition and the colors. Pretty good shot of a single place.
dolin (15647) 2005-06-02 5:50
I like these beautifull colors.
Interesting framing and nice sky.
Good light capture.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-06-02 5:59
THis picture is like out of a tourist brochire to visit the maritimes,
Very nicely composed and good colours
oellepi (165) 2005-06-02 11:37
wow....this foto is perfect.The colours are splendid.
Great contrast for colors and shapes, very nice compo!
Janice (4403) 2005-06-02 15:54
Hi Adrian, what immediately stands out for me is the colours, so strong and vibrant, the grass and especially the buildings. And everything is so sparp too. Well done. Thank you.
capa (743) 2005-06-02 17:12
Nice photo, great colors \o/
baudinm (349) 2005-06-13 13:35
The superposition of the colors is a success here ! There are vivid and the light is bright.
The composition is also very good. The foreground rocks, the houses, the sky : everything is fine and this creates a postcard-like shot.
The colors are saturated up to the limit, but with no excess.
greg (2835) 2005-06-15 7:47
Hi Adrian! I have to say I find this one a little bit sterile. Those houses are not real anymore - they seem like a museum idealisation, and the super-vivid paints only add to this impression.
I just made a great discovery - maybe everyone else knows this already - but you can drag an image off TE straight into photoshop! Nice. Anyway, I wondered how the scene would be without the new paint... hope you don't mind.
DLM (6479) 2005-07-01 13:27
Nice image,Good composition with vivid colours.
gregbarnes (154) 2005-08-16 22:42
This is one of my favorite shots! It's wonderful.
gelor (3229) 2005-09-18 14:42
Une très belle vue. C'est frais, simple et bien vu. Je ne suis pas assez prétentieux pour ajouter quelque chose aux commentaires déjà fournis. Merci pour le partage. Gérard.
mjdundee (4657) 2005-09-25 13:57
Very striking colours - the wires are a bit disturbing but the msst plays the eyecatcher.
toni_al (15873) 2005-09-25 16:42
Amazing colours and sharpness. The clarity of the light is incredible.
sgmusni (30) 2006-05-01 3:10
You're right! You've definitely found your shot here. Very vibrant colors =)
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-10-11 7:36
amazing scenery in a perfect composition! The contrasting colours in this picture are so fantastic....well done!
Take care, Ivana
nmess (2301) 2007-02-03 1:39
The fact that this has been posted for so long speaks to both how hard it is to keep up and also to my failure to keep up with my favorites. I love the vivid colors of the old school and houses.
I hope you don't mind, but I added this to my old school houses theme. TFS
- Copyright: Adrian Warren (AdrianW) (2274)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 17-40 f/4L, Moose Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Old School Houses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-01 19:21
- Favorites: 1 [view]