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Old Aug 11, 2010, 8:46 PM   #1
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Here are a few shots from my vacation at Louisbourg, a reconstructed French fortress from 1744 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

First image shows the view from a cannon port,
2nd is a typical French soldier of the time, (sorry, very low light means camera shake)
3rd is an officer,
4th a storehouse,
and 5th, Annette with our authentic 1744 style beer and snack.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 9:07 PM   #2
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Here is a panorama to give some scale to the project.

More to come later.
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Some very interesting & nicely composed shots there (love the pano too) but I'm a little perplexed. You had very low light for a couple of the shots so you shot at 1/10 & F2.8 .... but why ISO100 ? Upping it to 400 or 800 would probably have given you all the speed you needed to keep them sharp, was there a specific reason for staying at ISO100 ?
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Some very interesting & nicely composed shots there (love the pano too) but I'm a little perplexed. You had very low light for a couple of the shots so you shot at 1/10 & F2.8 .... but why ISO100 ? Upping it to 400 or 800 would probably have given you all the speed you needed to keep them sharp, was there a specific reason for staying at ISO100 ?
In Newfoundland we call it "being stunned". I didn't always check my ISO and made a few "errors". The tourist snapshot syndrome set in.
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Ha ha - OK Ira I understand now !
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The black and white works really well with these. My favorite is the first one, though the last one brought a big smile. Sure is a beautiful location, your pano brings that out well.

Good to see you posting some more, I always enjoy your shots of life in the Maritimes provinces. Some day I'll be able to retire and tour your lovely area to my hearts content, but until then I'll have to make do with your pictures.
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Good series, Ira.
Love the pano!
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Very nice Ira. I love Cape Bretton. I haven't been there since 1962 but have fond memories. The panorama shot is terrific!

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The black and white works really well with these. My favorite is the first one, though the last one brought a big smile. Sure is a beautiful location, your pano brings that out well.

Good to see you posting some more, I always enjoy your shots of life in the Maritimes provinces. Some day I'll be able to retire and tour your lovely area to my hearts content, but until then I'll have to make do with your pictures.
Actually Heart's Content is in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, just north of Heart's Delight and Heart's Desire. It was the site that the steel steamship Great Eastern landed one of the first successful trans Atlantic telegraph cables. Sorry I couldn't resist.
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LOL! I never knew that there was a real spot on the map called Heart's Content. Just might have to visit it so I can take a picture of the town sign. Does that mean residents never want to leave?
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