Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes -193 miles long and 53 miles wide, with 726 miles of shoreline.
Just off the western shore of Lake Ontario, between the cities of Hamilton and St. Catharines, there rests a nautical enigma. The little-understood landmark is a large wooden sailing ship, which lists strongly to one side as it half-rests, half-floats only a few meters off the shore in a small artificial cove. From up close, one can see that the vessel was once a floating restaurant called La Grande Hermine (The Big Weasel), after the ship Jacques Cartier used to sail up the St. Lawrence in 1535.
A major fire in 2002 all but destroyed the ship, leaving only its rusting metal shell listing in the Jordan harbour.
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MiKa2000 (2432) 2006-10-07 2:17
Une photo de grande qualité et d' une pureté !
Bravo pour le cadrage qui laisse une bonne part au ciel .
Well done .
ohe (2334) 2006-10-07 2:24
Very nice composition!
Colors are very nice and well rendered!
Sharpness is excellent, maybe a little bit too much.
Thanks for sharing,
- Olivier -
james-r (676) 2006-10-07 2:32
This is a stunning image, very impressive indeed!
The sky, the reflection, the sharpness - simply nothing to fault - superb.
Alberto_Trek (304) 2006-10-07 2:36
Hello Alana! A nice shot and a superb management of the light. TFS. Alberto
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-10-07 2:59
A very impressive shot, Alana!
Very good composition, positioning the wreck off center to the left (to open up space for it's protruding masts) and to enhance further more the depth feeling you get from the wide angle and the clouds above. Splendid and full of atmosphere!!
balatrek (7455) 2006-10-07 3:07
Spectacular work, I like the composition and the intensity of the sky, fantastic contrast, the light creates a beautiful atmosphere, good work!
rcrick (346) 2006-10-07 3:08
Love this shot, and I think this would work well in B/w perhaps with a red filter to enhance the sky, well done.....
RGatward (20062) 2006-10-07 3:10
Stunning presentation, and a really interestin subject. Looks great against that sky.
gramma (3519) 2006-10-07 3:13
Splendid shot ! Here, I like very much the effect of the great angle on the sky. This is accentuated by the slope of the boat. Otherwise, clearness and colors are very good. Well done !
CaptainJack (0) 2006-10-07 3:24
Hello Alana, really dramatic presentation, the shop really pops from my screen! I think you hit this angle really well, giving us a good view of the side of the hull.
carper (96) 2006-10-07 3:27
I like it Alana,
a marvelous shot, very nice 3d effect, good point opf view and a fantastic atmosphere, very good photo, good job.
berni (99) 2006-10-07 3:31
deblink (2548) 2006-10-07 3:33
I think this shot is truely incredible. The sky and the reflections look fantastic. The frame that you have chosen could not have been better. Thank you for sharing.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-10-07 4:06
What a beautiful low POV and great colours and compo. Very well captured place adn scene.
~ take care, Albrecht ~
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-10-07 4:33
Great composition in this pic !
Very nice colour tones, great reflects and sharpness.
I like the dynamic of the tilted checkmate in the diagonal.
king (2905) 2006-10-07 4:45
You posted a picture with impressive quality, well composed and very nice colours. In my opinion the horizon line is every essential for this result. Many lines, also in the clouds, are directed to it.
Huub de K.
barni (15751) 2006-10-07 5:05
Bravo pour le cadrage et les couleurs.
Très belle photo.
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-10-07 5:39
this is such a wonderful picture. I like the effect of the wide angle lenses here but the real success is the excellent exposition! It's a magical picture, it attracts my eye like a magnet... wonderful feeling!
Have a nice weekend,
faubry (35405) 2006-10-07 5:40
hello Alana, very beautiful picture! good reflections on the boat in the sea, bravo
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-10-07 6:25
Nice PP on the sky, well placed subject.
a_i_ren (1315) 2006-10-07 8:38
Very Powerful image, Alana! Amazing sky and reflection, beautiful silhouettes of masts, perfect composition!
I`ve been having a look at your gallery-fantastic! Bravo!!!
woodyman (224) 2006-10-07 8:51
Very nice warm colours contrasting with the ethereal sky. The composition is great with the leaning mast - its like an abandoned ship and mysterious. The sky and the reflection really give a depth to the image I think
quetzal (3467) 2006-10-07 10:36
Joli centrage de ce bateau dominé par une masse nuageuse impressionnante. La composition a beaucoup de charme et de caractère.
delkoo (68) 2006-10-07 11:31
i am delighted to see this photo,the metallic tone of the sky fits well with the pink hue, as usual it is a great lesson of photography.
fotonick66 (1420) 2006-10-07 12:19
that's a really fantastic shot with superb PP.
Great sharpness, great reflections, great POV, great sky.
An impressive picture that goes directly to my favorite list!
cherryripe (21033) 2006-10-07 14:00
Very dramatic shot of this wreck leaning over with a mast broken. Great atmosphere thanks to the shadow and the amazing sky.
Xalkida (11744) 2006-10-07 17:54
Another fantastic work. The atmosphere is great. The reflections are marvelous. The all synthesis is absolute great! Well done.
toni_al (15875) 2006-10-07 18:10
Magnifique PP qui donne une touche très belle a cette image.
Superbe dynamisme crée par la position du bateau et ces nuages.
lolo73 (969) 2006-10-08 5:14
Maybe the best picture I have seen last days. Everythings is perfect: Frame, colours, composition POV... I like particulary the sky with clouds.
vincz (19113) 2006-10-08 6:20
Stunning picture. hard to really put a "critique" here, everything is so perfect without exception. Very uncommon to see such a photography masterpiece. Congratulations and thanks.
sebcz (2345) 2006-10-08 7:07
Tremendous shot! Fine mood, perfect composition. A bit dramatic sky and reflexion add much to it. I put that into favourites.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-10-08 10:59
Impressive picture !! Nice effect of the wide angle on the boat and on the clouds.
I love the colors and the reflections on the water !!
sam224 (6215) 2006-10-08 13:25
Wonderful shot. The old vassel laying just off the coast under a cloudy sky is really attractive. You captured it very well with good light and reflections in the water.
Thanks for sharing. one of my favourites..
vapours (8264) 2006-10-08 21:58
Great photo Alana, your post processing work really shines here with so much atmosphere in the clouds, and the general eerie feeling which your photo presentes.
Budapestman (82620) 2006-10-09 12:33
This is a very spectacular and mysteroius mood! What a fascinating sky and lights! Very nice colours and fine details. Excellent POV and superb atmosphere. This is an intriguing shot! Thank you, nice days
tigra (2968) 2006-10-09 16:02
Incredible colors and sharp composition!
sarhanp (124) 2006-10-10 1:34
This is really amazing. How you manage to show these vivid and cristal clear colors.
IgorDeleze (585) 2006-10-10 16:35
AMAZING picture !
This is simply incrdible...
I really don't know what else to say.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-10-11 3:42
Magnificent capture here. Very nice composition with a lovely sky and gorgeous reflections. I like low POV. Excellent colours and sharpness.
Thanks and my best regards,
yogi32 (823) 2006-10-14 10:23
very beautiful composition,
fantastic sky, reflection and sharpness,
flatwin (2181) 2006-11-05 5:23
superbe photo presque une peinture -
bravo pour ce cliché
jone (3231) 2006-11-07 2:19
Hi Alana ;)
impressive photo - composition...
strong colors, beautiful sky and redflection...
jaja1970 (1304) 2006-12-09 4:04
This is a fantastic shot.
I love all perfect elements in your picture.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-12-14 14:07
I haven´t been at your gallery for quite a long time...and this so...oh wow...stunning shot! Amazing depth of field achieved, perfect colours, I love this! and it goes immediately among my favourites!
take care, Ivana
AthaPan (0) 2006-12-22 4:50
An outstanding example of HDR.
Just lovely the pov and the reflaxions,
bwiti (402) 2007-01-31 9:21
abulafia (4900) 2007-03-10 15:33
Wonderful dynamic sky and very sharp reflections!
You did a good job here
Krispyt (180) 2007-04-09 12:59
Wow, great catch of ideal clouds for this photo. Did you plan it that way? :-) This is inspiring and sad at the same time, inspiring because it's such a great photo! Sad for obvious reasons. Well done, there's no improvement to be made in my book!
jirivrobel (542) 2007-04-20 4:31
Hi, I remained speechless.. :-) I guess this photo is HDR-processed, this is brilliant example of this technique.
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-04-21 13:22
Ola Alana , que foto de qualidade fanatstica , muto bonitas as cores , parabens!!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
riclopes (35577) 2007-05-27 5:32
Olá Alana, I wonder if you are going to return with your amazing and unique images, to TE...
I almost picked randomly this one, from your outstanding gallery. Love your wide angle perspectives. This is a very dramatic setting, with an incredible sky and a very attractive graphism from those masts. Superb capture!
Didi (59126) 2007-05-27 5:36
Very nice contrast and good lights management.
A good composition quality.
brianerz (189) 2007-08-18 8:33
Breath-taking. What a great shot. The pov, the colours, the sharpness, all combine to give a really eye-capturing picture. I particularly like your treatment of the sky. Well done!
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-08-25 16:08
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Malanche (109) 2007-10-07 21:20
Linda foto cara, gostei muito da composiçao da sua foto......o céu esta show de bola...um abraço
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2008-03-03 17:02
Hello! Great shot of a shipwreck. Fantastic POV and very natural colors. Superb quality. Best regards! Andrzej
Cloud__Warrior (387) 2008-07-03 14:41
Stunning composition !!!
roadends (792) 2009-03-19 3:22
I really like your photos Alana. The only negative comment I would give is that as is often the case with HDR shots, those nasty halos appear quite often. Likewise the chromatic aberrations around the edges of objects. These can be avoided though, by creating several HDR shots with differing light settings then using them as layers in Photoshop to create even tones. It's a little more work but the results are seamless. I'm certainly not perfect at it but am finding the extra effort makes a big difference.
tobourge (971) 2009-06-23 23:47
The POV, the sky, the ship and its reflection....SUPERB!!!
DRAKOLIMNH (1224) 2009-12-13 11:26
Wow its a wonderful frame with great reflection and beautiful colors i really love this amazing sky thx for sharing
xramm (1831) 2010-05-21 3:24
Great frame in small lake!
Extraordinary view of ambiance.
- Copyright: Alana Emely (alana) (2625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-17
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6EX DC HSM, 77 mm HOYA Super HMC Pro1 UV
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Shipwrecks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-07 2:05
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