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What it didn't looked like in 1605...

What it didn't looked like in 1605...
Photo Information
Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Solar Shows, !Waxing & Waning, !Lands across the ocean, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-01 2:34
Viewed: 5091
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
aka No contrails fourhundred years ago...

In this shot I share with you a sunset seen from "The Rock"
across the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, to the "mainland".

Newfoundland&Labrador is a province of Canada, its capital: St. John's

The first English colony in what would become Canada was established here in 1611 by a group of Devon fishermen. The coast of Labrador < across the Gulf of Saint Lawrence > became part of Newfoundland in 1809. One hundred and forty years later, Newfoundland joined the confederation. The official name became Newfoundland and Labrador in 1964.

"With its own dialect, frequent insulating fogs, its own diverse traditions, and even its own time zone, thirty minutes off everyone else's, Newfoundland is connected to the mainland by airplanes that are often crippled by the thick fog, by storm-tossed ferries that must also be icebreakers to dodge icebergs like the one that sank the Titanic nearby, and by the political paper that, formally at least, made it a part of Canada." -- The Canadians (1992) Andrew H. Malcolm

The contrails seen in this shot are tracks left by aircraft flying between the Eastern Seaboard of North America and Europe. They are part of the reason we see a gradual warming of the oceans, and a melting of the polar icecap.

The shot was taken from the cliffs near Little Port, which is about as far as one can go by road along the south side of the Humber River. The river is approximately 120 kilometres long, rising in the Long Range Mountains; flowing southeast then southwest, through Deer Lake, to the Bay of Islands past Corner Brook.

kojak, loot, wkshelton, Silke, bobair, jhm, dew77, saeedabbasi, Alex99, mlines, s_a_s_h_a has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mlines: The sun is ideally positionShoot_Score 1 03-08 23:16
To wkshelton: I have to agree and disagree ...Shoot_Score 1 03-05 02:59
To Silke: This is a lovely sunset...Shoot_Score 1 03-05 02:52
To Clancys: a fine sunsetShoot_Score 1 03-05 02:44
To dew77: sunrays and its reflections...Shoot_Score 1 03-04 01:31
To anniejo: radiating spokes of the sun's rays,Shoot_Score 1 03-04 01:30
To saeedabbasi: very nice moment from sea and sun.Shoot_Score 1 03-04 01:29
To jhm: Schitterende natuur foto ...Shoot_Score 1 03-02 05:09
To loot: There is even a noticeable curve in the horizon...Shoot_Score 2 03-01 21:28
To bobair: ... some might not care ...Shoot_Score 1 03-01 21:20
To loot: L8r...Shoot_Score 1 03-01 03:55
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  • kojak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
  • [2007-03-01 2:55]

Great sunset, love the reflection and your pov.
Thanks for the info too. Good job!!

hello Jay
magnifique vue sur la mer sous un bea ciel
que de beaux détails

Hi Jay,
While I am at it, I critique this one as well. The feel to this photo is wonderful. But, I have to be honest. There are some points that need improvement. You have a rather heavy pincusion distortion in this photo. This can be fixed. The sun is too bright the center is even OE. Underexposing or using a grad filter would have helped. But, it would have been better to wait for a more setting sun, this would also eliminate de glare. The composition is too centered. Both the horizon and sun are too much in the center of the photo. This kind of shot really needs to be more balance. The silhoutte of the trees and rock could use a some USM.

La province des couchers de soleil et des aurores . Une photo qui se passe de mots....
Zen et la méditation est à l'honneur

Hello Jay,

Hello Jay, I have to agree and disagree with Niek, The compisation is wonderful He is referring to the Rule of the third, That is a guide for you ut all photo teacher and great Photogophers will tell you that rules are made to be broken. So the compoisation IMO is great. The lighting I like the one thing I see is using Smart sharpen instead of USM would do the photo justis

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-01 18:04]
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This is a lovely sunset, Jay, for all that the shallow dof does leave the foreground a little too soft.
Wonderful colours, excellent composition

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-03-01 19:11]
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Hi Jay

A little bit of history, some geography, a dash of anthropology, and even a tad on technology. Your note chronicles a vast span of time in the annals of Newfoundland while it touches on the subject of adverse human activity. It seems like there is not a day you could take a photo that included the sky without having some "artificial cirrus clouds made by the exhaust of aircraft engines or wingtip vortices which precipitate a stream of tiny ice crystals in moist, frigid upper air" (quote courtesy of Wikipedia).

Maybe it’s true what Niek said about the core of the sun being OE, but I think it actually fitted in nicely with this shot of extremes. Extremes in the sense of the beauty of nature vs the rape of man, the very bright and warm sun vs the darkish sky, the radiant and intense solar reflection vs the dimly lit ocean, and amidst all this light and darkness the pitch black silhouette of the land in the foreground. The colours are fine and so is the composition. There is even a noticeable curve in the horizon of the ocean.

Well done and TFS.

HI Jay,
I like this one and even though some might not care for the iris bleed through,I think that adds character.The contrails only prove that no matter where in this world you might be,you are really never very far from civilization.Nice composition with a good point of view. Bob

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-02 3:10]
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Hoi Sjaak,

Schitterende natuur foto met de lage zon en de weerspiegeling in het water, samen met de donkere silhouetten in de voorgrond. Mooi gedaan.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-02 6:36]
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Hello Jay,
Lovely sunset capture.I liked POV,warm colors,sunrays and it's reflections an water and visual impact a lot.

You have captured a great shot; a sunset, the
radiating spokes of the sun's rays, the sparkling diamonds of the water and the cloud bank that will soon swallow up the sun............
Makes me want to go to Newfoundland!!

Hi Jay ,
nice image with amazing colours.
very nice moment from sea and sun.
well composed.
well done

Jay you have captured a fine sunset. Nice colours all round.
Great POV.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-05 15:43]

Hi Jay.
I like your unusual and expressive landscape. Very interesting colour effects have been taken by you. Rocks, sea and sky with sun are looked nicely. Only images of sun path and sun are OE a bit. But this is problem for each photographer. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-05 22:52]

Hello Jay

A beautiful seascape shot.The sun casts a golden hue,and I like the rays from the sun yet not OE.Well done.A lovely composition.TFS


Hi Jay. This is a classic from your northerly part of America. The sun is ideally position and the scene well presnted and framed. TFS. Murray.

Hi Jay,
It's a great sunset shot with nice colors, reflection and beautiful composition. But I have to agree Niek and Kaly about some points that need improvement.

Well done

beatiful sunset jay
i like the colours and the composition
Tfs TOba

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