First of all, i want to apologize for the dark lighting, we went here late in the evening hoping for some good blue hour shots, but it just didn't turn out that way for us. The large rock faced cliff blocked the light.
Here we are in St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland. Please don't think that ALL the houses and ALL the people here live like this! This is just one little area, known as "The Battery" in the oldest part of the city.
I was born and raised in Newfoundland, growing up on the east coast of Canada. And although i now live on the farthest west coast in vancouver, this is and always will be my true home.
The negative side of living in the 2nd largest country in the world is that there are alot of misconceptions among Canadians living in far away provinces and cities.
Alot of western canadians truly believe most Newfoundlanders live on the rocks like in this photo, and thats just the way it is! When infact, St. John's has all the same luxuries as any other major canadian city.
There is for some strange reason, alot of canadians thinking Newfoundland is like a 2nd world nation with poor living conditions...argh!!!!!! I get angry just thinking about it.
Thanks for allowing me to vent, i feel better now!
I'll just relax and look at my photos, and all of yours on TE aswell. Sigh.
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ciakgiak (30433) 2010-08-05 10:18
thanks for the notes on the situation in Canada, you have done well to vent, sometimes it's necessary :-))
Pity for the low light, because I think that in the right conditions this image could have been a masterpiece. Anyway it's very pleasant with these colorful houses, I like it a lot!
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-08-05 10:34
Que lugar magnifico com todas estas casas de madeira nesta encosta , tem uma bela arquitectura , um lugar muito bonito para viver , belo acordar e ver o mar de frente , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
npecanhuk (75660) 2010-08-05 10:38
Very interesting and beautiful place with wonderful wooden houses!
Very attractive picture, specially for its colors, pov and composition!
TFS - congratulations!
stevesaba (8165) 2010-08-05 10:39
Beautiful shot, and great notes too. My best friend is visiting there soon! This one is a classic, and I think you handled the light wonderfully. Fine work, cheers,
Hansaphotos (8299) 2010-08-05 10:51
You`re right about the lightning, what a pity. Fabulous architectural scene you have captured here. The houses, clinging to the hillside, seems to have grown up here without too much regulations from local authorities, I like that. Your composition gives us also a little bit of the sea, which makes the scenery even more dramatic. Nice colours which would have been more emphasized in better light. But all in all a great picture. Great work! Thanks for sharing. Have a great evening.
Best regards, Erling
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-08-05 11:29
Superb discovered that this delicious and coloured place. You tallied to perfection, your point of view is excellent.
lousat (94632) 2010-08-05 16:03
Hi Craig,what a nice and colorfull composition,it seem a modern crib!Excellent quality and perfect sharpness,i can count all the windows of the homes..ehhe...Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
edge (7409) 2010-08-05 18:56
Hello Craig, Very colorful housing and despite the light, I think it is well done. The houses appear to be stacked on the rocks to be sure every resident has a view of the harbor. I am sure they has snow here and I would guess it is a problem driving up to ones house high on the banks of this area. Have a good weekend. Regards, Roger
RPoole5552 (1812) 2010-08-05 21:41
Excellent display of architecture from the other side of Canada. If it makes you feel better I've never felt that way about Canada or Newfoundland. I think Canada and the rest of the world have caught up with the U.S. and actually live just as well if not better.
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-08-06 0:48
blue hour, but without the sky.
Beautiful image composition.
Soft and pleasant colors.
Impressive, the houses on the cliff.
mauro61 (52857) 2010-08-06 1:07
molto particlare la struttura a scalinata di queste case colorate e il modo il cui sono collocate sul costone di roccia.
Hai ben gestito la luce fornendo una bella immagine,
snunney (103165) 2010-08-06 1:19
The darkening light brings a particular mood to the composition featuring this very interesting set of architecture. The composition is well framed and has good colours and sharpness. It would be good to see the same scene in full sunlight, but I think this image has a charm of its own.
dkmurphys (61929) 2010-08-06 2:36
A very picturesque village, a wooden replic to the classic mediteraneean style. Well seen, good image.
delpeoples (59184) 2010-08-06 3:03
Hi Craig, go lad, you vent to your heart's content :) I can imagine living next to the USA, you Newfoundlanders would cop it from both the Yanks aswell as other Canadians...kinda like the poor Kiwis get it from us all the time and we get from the English...if I hear 1 more sheep joke I'm gonna scream! Anyway, to you photo. You composed it superbly and the depth, sharpness and textures look great. Did you shoot in RAW? Any chance of changing the White Balance as this sometime lightens or warms it up?? Anyway, even if a bit dark, it's a very good shot with a great mood to it. Have a good weekend, Lisa
Budapestman (82620) 2010-08-06 5:50
what a view, you took a superb photo of this place, the composition is very spectacular, the architectural details are great, the environment is romantic, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Sergiom (84301) 2010-08-06 8:07
J'adore ces maisons accrochées à la falaise. La vue doit être magnifique. Il est même surprenant d'y voir des voitures tellement c'est abrupt.
jjcordier (79297) 2010-08-06 10:48
Ces petites maisons colorées accrochées aux parois forment un superbe ensemble et tu en as réalisé une bien belle photo.
PaulVDV (30647) 2010-08-06 10:52
Very beautiful composition with houses, stairs and walkways that seem to hang at those rocks.
I also noticed that most houses can be reached by car, even those built at the highest level.
It's unbelievable that that rocky cliff edge also blocks the snowfall while the rest of St. Johns get a lot of snow.
Thanks for your note about Newfoundland. The only other time I heard something about this province was when I met a guy from Toronto. I fear for him, the misconceptions haven't been cleared yet. So your input on TE is very important.
Best regards, Paul
dta (80122) 2010-08-06 11:03
Hello Craig ,
What a stunning place ! These coloured houses nestled along the rocky cliffs are really attractive . I don't know if the lighting was the best , but you've created a fascinating mood , with these blue tonalities .
BluSimo (9392) 2010-08-06 11:37
is my opinion that the poverty, that a poor country, are other thing, far from that I see here in your photo. Therefore what you have reported about the misconceptions on Terranova leaves me perplexed. I think St. John fascinating and characteristic. To live in a house colored in front of the sea is one of many dreams of mine. And..... Craig, not apologize for the light of the evening. This has allowed to see illuminated windows. For me it's this a very close moment. I love so much.
:-) ciao, have a great week end
AKITA (15125) 2010-08-06 14:22
the colorful houses are on the steep cliff, it is amazing,
the carpenters well constructed them on difficult situation,
but the view from those houses must be splendid,
a beautiful shot of interesting and dramatic scene, thank you,
PJE (20758) 2010-08-06 23:11
Hello Craig. I am very glad to see your east coast photos in your gallery. This one in particular has to be my favorite. Hard to explain why but I think it has to do with the color of these homes sitting on such a rugged rock. Excellent work.
Cricri (122409) 2010-08-06 23:14
Belle et intéressante image de ces maisons accrocher au rocher, j'aime le POV et les couleurs, belle image
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-08-08 10:32
I like a lot this picture
Fine POV and colors
Looks great to live
Have a nice week
ikeharel (74663) 2010-08-09 9:04
A very beautiful houses built on the rock - I red the interesting note and I assume not all "Newfy's" (New-Foundlanders)live in such area.
Great colors and lighting inspite of the rock blockig most of the illumination.
You were definitely right about the Segway - I was just the reporter...
yeln (11516) 2010-08-12 22:37
I thank you for the beautiful words written in your critique on my absence. I've been absent for some time and now I'm back to writing my reviews.
beautiful photo with a good motive. greatly color photo! excellent presentation of the romantic cottages that literally hang off the scale. here you find a paradise for photography. well done!
zoomer (6) 2010-08-14 12:52
This is a very charming picture with a painting like quality about it.I lived in Canada for one year and are well aware about the misconceptions but thought they were meant jokingly.Anyway your photo has wonderful atmosphere,friendly regards Wolf.
s_lush (16596) 2010-08-19 8:29
Despite some lack of lighting, this scene looks exceptionally colorful, picturesque and interesting due to the good design of this unusual residential block. It is very well captured and comprehensively commented in the note. Both the shot and the note are very artistic and interesting. Thanks!
iainsp (2834) 2010-09-09 6:37
Nice shot of a fascinating area - as you say yourself, shame about the light, but I am sure you will be back ...
I like the rant - a good friend of mine here in Buenos Aires comes from Newfoundland - can't remember the exact name of the place - but it is an island off the main island - so he sometimes feels he is being even more cut off.
And the Scottish and Irish get it, the Mexicans get it, the Uruguayans get it, the Patagonians in Argentina get it: there is something about living next toa larger neighbour: whether a different, more populous area of the same country or a different, but larger neighbouring country, that gives an understanding of what you are talking about.
regards and thanks, Iain
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (70515)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7
- Exposure: f/11, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-05 10:06