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Fields of Saint-Jean

Fields of Saint-Jean
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-18
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1, Polarizer ø28mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Le Chemin du Roy
Theme(s): Your favorites images I, degetica's favs [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-17 10:33
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Back on Orleans Island ; Time 15:58hrs

We are on the South shore of the Island now looking East, just West of the Village of Saint-Jean.

The parish of Saint-Jean was founded in 1679 along the shoreline. More than the other villages, Saint-Jean’s proximity to the water was a key factor in attracting sailors and prompting many pilots to move here. Although Saint-Jean had a well-established agricultural vocation, it developed another important vocation — its river pilots played a key role in guiding all vessels through the treacherous St.Lawrence navigation channel.

Over the past three hundred years, a great number of St. Lawrence river pilots came from Saint-Jean. The cemetery is a testimony to the sailors from the village who lost their lives at sea. At high tide the low surrounding walls seem hardly able to hold back the waves from reclaiming the dead. The church was built in 1734 and is listed as a historic building because of its outstanding architecture.

There is more to discover as you carry on along the road that leads past the heart of the village. There is a long line of coquettish houses, formerly belonging to river pilots, art galleries and artists’ studios, and finally manoir Mauvide-Genest, a rare and exceptional example of the island’s French seigneurial past and one of the oldest remaining manor houses in Quebec.
source: iledorleans.com

Technically : Cropped the top and bottom to create a panoramic shot . Adjusted luminosity and levels . Added frame and title. Larger format will be added! here or here .

Note: About the horizon: Some have noted it is a bit distorted. Why ? Well for this shot I took my widest angle possible and pointed my camera to the sky, as I liked a lot the contrast between the sky and the ground. But I finally opted to post a panoramic shot (^_^). I did not want have have the road in front of me.

Have a great day!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-09-17 10:36]
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Nicely captured image with khaki foreground and deep blue sky and water; giving it depth. Crisp details and good presentation in white frame.

Thanks for sharing a beautiful panorama.

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  • Orihwa (302)
  • [2006-09-17 10:41]
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J'aime le contaste des couleurs bleues du ciel et du fleuve avec ce magnifique jaune du champ.

absolutley beautiful, a fav!! Love the panorama format and the diagonals created.
superb colours!!

Oh Robert...wow...this is so very beautiful...the contrast between the "golden waves of grain" and the dark blue water...I love it! TFS
Donna :o)

Robert...a beautiful landscape...very dreamlike...love to be in the house...what a superb view they must have...
Love the diversity in your gallery & at the same time outstanding quality.
Just a minor detail...just to be "picky" !... the title in this one could be a little smaller so that it does not distract from the beautiful scene.
Saludos, Robert

Salut Robert,
Wow, qu'elle belle prise de vue! Les couleurs sont vibrantes et très bien exposées. J'aime bien ce cadrage panoramique. Merveilleux contrastes dans une très bonne composition. Au plaisir,

Toute une prise de vue, ceci Robert! Excelent! Bravo!

joli paysage, couleurs tres nettes bon travail, bravo et merci du partage

Bellissimo panorama e colori molto belli. complimenti ciao gigicacco

Very nicely presented Robert. The colours are complimentary and well contrasted against one another. The house is well placed in the frame and is the beginning of the nice sweeping line separating the land from the water. The long cropping works very well.


Lovely view.
Nice colours.
Good contrast.

Well done

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-09-17 13:49]
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Beautiful prospect good light and colors a tendencyful picture and wonderful details of the panoramas picture. Wonderful capture and good work.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-09-17 14:56]
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Bonjour Robert,
Je suis sans voix devant ce superbe paysage. Quelle belle utilisation de l'espace avec le format panorama. Par sa complémentarité le duo des couleurs jaune et bleu est très énergisant et ton filtre polarizer accentue l'intensité du fleuve et du ciel. Une pièce de choix dans ta galerie. BRAVO! Annie

Hi Rob,

For a moment I thought that you DID a panorama! :)
Beautiful landscape photo with lovely colour tones and lighting! Nice POV and contrast!
Well done!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-09-17 16:29]
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What a lovely panoramic composition Robert. I like it, except for your crooked horizon! But the placement of the house and the sweep of the land and colours are very eye-catching. Nice one my friend!

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2006-09-17 16:34]
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Un beau panoramique Robert!
J’aime beaucoup le format très allongé de la photo. Intéressante et agréable composition aussi avec cette longue courbe inclinée qui démarque le jaune du pré du bleu profond du ciel et l’horizontale légèrement brisée par les montagnes au loin.

Hi Robert, beautiful pano, i love the flow of colour through this image and rightfully so in pano format very well done.

Lovely shot Robert, classic three stripes of land, sea and sky. Nice colours, format and framing.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-09-17 17:28]
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Hi Robert,
Beautiful picture of blue and gold. When I look at this, Sting's song comes to my mind.

Très jolie paysage. Comme certain disent, l'horizon n'est pas droite mais la ligne du blé compense à la ramener.
Très bell eprise.

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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2006-09-17 18:05]
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Bravo Robert...encore une autre photo pleine de force, et esthétiquement impeccable, le point de vu tel que tu nous le présente est grandiose.
Elle a une valeur certaine.
S u p e r b e.

Time to print it out and sell as a postcard. :) Excellent composition and lovely blue tones!


Excellent landscape! The colors and contrast are very very good. Composition is superb!



P.S. Whats missing is Sting in the middle of the field singing Fields of Gold :D

Hi Robbert,
What a stunning view. The colors of the field contrast great with the blue sy. A pitty that you have some barrel distortion, and that you couldn't make it a LP version.

Verry good and sharp picture and very bright. I love the scene and I love canada. Very good compostion with the field in front of the picture and the house on the left. Typical minor/manor composition.

ps: I also want to say thanks for the nice comments on my pictures.

Hi Robert
Very nice composition, a fantastic panorama..
Well done TFS


Hi Robert!
Great panorama view.Beautiful colours and composition.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-09-18 6:15]

Superb panoramic view, Robert.
Excellent graphism and colors.
Very well done.

stay well,

Hi Robert,
Very beautiful fantastic panorama, Robert, just ready to be made into a travel poster!
Best Regards,

Oh! Superbe, Robert! Quelle vue magnifique et beau panorama! Les couleurs sont aussi superbes et quelle belle luminosite! J'aime ce grand espace de champs a droite de la maison "ancien-canadien".

Bravo. Je l'ai mise dans mes favories :)

Bonne journee, Yan :)

ps: merci pour les bons mots sur la photo "Dawson's College Grief". J'espere que le fils de ton confrere ne sera pas trop marque par ce qu'il a vecu! Cela demontre a quel point il faut augmenter la protection de nos enfants dans les institutions d'enseignement.

beautiful presentation of this fields with excellent view on this water.
great panorama crop and beautiful colors.

points tomorrow

Wonderfull composition in line and colours

  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2006-09-18 9:48]

Nice shot. beautiful colours and well composed

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-09-18 10:46]

Salut Robert,
this looks incredible. An excellent composition with perfect layers and beautiful color combination. Excellent POV and lovely presentation.

Beautiful Photo Robert! I like the looooong frame! Very nice! Great colors, sharpness!

J'aime bien ce panorama bien composé, bien équilibré!



PS: Il ne manque qu'un cowboy a cheval. ;o)

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-09-18 18:36]

Hi Robert
Beautiful landscape shot. Great colours, sharpnes, light, DOF and POV.
Beautiful composition Robert


Superbe panoramique, composé de trés belles couleurs.
Bravo, TFS


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-09-19 10:18]

Hi Robert,

Beautiful panorama.
the colors are wonderful
the landscape is perfect, very beautiful.
Beautiful visual!


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  • ys2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 0 N: 138] (3192)
  • [2006-09-19 15:02]

Excellent.. Goes to favorites.. congratulations..

Beautiful landscape, great composition and colours.
Very well done.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-09-20 12:12]

Great shot with great colors, contrast & lovely sky. I love the scene. Well done.

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  • Wolski Silver Star Critiquer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 0] (1240)
  • [2006-09-20 21:33]

exelent view :)))))

Fantastic colour and lines that take my eye through the darker side of the shot and then back to the little white house. A beautiful panarama!
Kind regards Robert,

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  • laine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 355 W: 37 N: 107] (885)
  • [2006-09-22 6:52]
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beautiful, peaceful panorama!
great colour combination. love it!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-09-24 9:57]

Encore de l'excellent travail Robert, une composition très épurée, on sent la recherche du point de vue et du cadrage. Bravo et merci.


Hello. VEry nice view. Good angle and colours. Excelent job!!

The scenery is well composed. I do like the house over there. Cheers always Robert.


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-09-26 14:16]

ROBERT..WOW WOW WOW... this is one beauty..the colours, the simple lines, and the presentation..TOP MARKS my friend.

Warm wishes Dawn

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