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Destination at last (^_^)

Destination at last (^_^)
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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: 2006-10-18
Categories: Event, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Saguenay - Gaspesia Tour
Theme(s): Your favorite Images II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-18 11:31
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Day 5 : Time 13:01 hrs

We are finally arriving at our destination for today. As you can appreciate , it was sill raining slightly.

Although Perce now has a mainly tourist vocation, it used to be an important fishing centre. Even before the arrival of Europeans, it was one of the Micmacs' favorite fishing spots. In the 17th century, Perce was the most important fishing centre on the Gaspe Peninsula. Later, a native of Jersey Island, Charles Robin built important infrastructures for the fishing industry. Today we can still find a few buildings dating back to that time.
Perce Rock is one of the most important natural tourist attractions in Quebec. All who have seen it have been impressed by its size, its colour and its beauty. Because of the many belvederes (Mt. Joli, Mt. Sainte-Anne and Pic de l'Aurore, just to name a few) situated here and there, the Rock can be viewed from many angles. It can also be observed by boat and one can walk to it (even up to the hole) at low tide.

Here we are just coming down from the Pic the l'Aurore, on Highway 132.

Bonaventure Island (4.16 km²) faces the town of Perce. It has one of the most important gannet colonies in the world and many other species of birds such as puffins, cormorants and murres. The island also has many interesting and diversified trails alongside cliffs, crevasses and beaches.

Here, In a distance you can see Bonaventure Island . On the left , the silhouette of Percé Rock. Both are part of the National park .

You may consult the Percé regional 360 Degrees photos from the Percé website.

source: Percé website .

Technically : Corrected the horizon. Cropped a bit of the sky, for a more panoramic format. Selective correction of colors. Filtered slightly with Neat Image. Resized. Framed. Titled.

Have a great Day!


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Superb and spectacular compo, very nice colors. I like the sea and the rocks, the colorful houses contrasting with the grey sky, the autumn colors on the fields.



great shot Robert
this is really a shot with a lot of depth
beautiful shot again

Hi Robert,
it's a wonderful place inviting you to come nearer from this higher point, a beautiful view and that big rock is realy impressive.
I like it, even with bad weather and no sun, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Beautiful photo, Robert! Your camera data indicate f/4, but it seems much sharper than that. Great detail from foreground to background. The road leads the eye perfectly from the color in the foreground to the building in the center, to the town and finally out to the water. Exposure is handled nicely here as well, as the sky could have been blown out completely, but there's still some good detail to be seen. Well done!

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-03-18 13:04]

Absolutely stunning scene, gorgeous rich colors and a breathtaking view. Lots to look at without being overwhelming. TFS

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2007-03-18 13:18]

Hi Robert, I really like this shot. It manages to get absolutely everything in without being overcrowded. The town, the landscape, the sea, the rock, the island. And it's peaceful. It is much more than a fantastic postcard (which it is also), it could probably be used for a book cover about the place. Talk about nice POV.

Hi Robert,
Great picture, well composed and the road leads the eye right into the picture, nice colours and sharpness. It almost invites you to visit the place.
Tfs Andy

It looks like a lovely place Robert... but with the rain and the cloudy sky it looks a bit like the end of the world! :-)
Fortunately there 's nothing we can do about the weather.

Lovely and colorful shot and I like the way the road heads downhill into the village!
Nice capture.


Very nice shot Robert.
Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. I would not change a thing. Very well done. tfs. Stev

merhaba dear robert
beautiful depth and landscape.very good composition and colours.
well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Robert,
Wow, stunning view! I love it! Great composition with the houses, the sea and the sky contrasting with the beautiful autumn colours. Superb sharpness and details too. Wonderful! Is this from a RAW shot?? Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-03-19 0:34]

I like how you have the road on the side for us to follow down into the bay.
Good colours Robert and well composed, TFS

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-03-19 6:15]

Another gorgeous compo, my friend !
Very inviting picture.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-03-19 6:49]

Hola Robert,
Realmente Bello este lugar,
excelente pov. y dof,
colores magníficos y detalles, saludos

Salut Robert,
Beau cadrage avec une vue plogeante de Percé . Les principales attractions sont présente . Les couleurs bien calibrées et le ciel gris donnent l'ambiance de l'endroit et ...le goût d'y retourner . Bonne pub pour Gaspé .

Bonjour Robert,
Un excellent point de vue du Rocher Percé et du village en cette journée maussade,photo avec de belles couleurs naturelles et vu par temps nuageux..Très jolie photo..

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-03-19 12:48]
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Hi Robert.
Amazing landscape. Great view. Such a great sharpness and detalis. Top Class and this is my photo of the day. Looks very effective.
Note is very interesting too.
Have a good time.
Janek J-23

:) follows

Hi Rob,

Again, what a view!! Beautiful vivid colours with a nice moody sky! I like the POV as it has a strong lead-in line from the road.

Well done & TFS

A masterpiece!

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-03-20 7:13]

Salut Robert,
Encore une fois une magnifique représentation de ce beau coin de pays. Ta composition est parfaite. Bravo !

Even though it's a cloudy day this is still a great scene. When we look at this our eye follows the road right into town, and your note explains the scene very well.

Hello Robert

I enjoyed looking at all the photos on the Gaspesia tour.My ancestors come from St Jean Port Joli (on my mothers side),and I would love to do a similar trip some day,and now know it will be well worth it.The photos are outstanding,with excellent colours and focus.TFS


incredibly gorgeous Robert! Smooth and I LOVE the look down the road, to the lake! Amazing tones and color!

Bonjour Robert
J'ai pris une photo semblable en 1971 avec un vieux Kodak Browny, je t'assure quelle n'avait pas la même qualité que ta présentation d'aujourd'hui, c'est d'ailleurs à ce moment que j'avais décidé de me procurer un autre appareil (CanonFTb). Il faudrait que je retrouve cette photo pour vraiment comparer, mais le paysage ne semble pas avoir beaucoup changer.


Hi Robert

I love the long straight road in this shot. It draws the eye to the beautiful scene at the end of it. Very well composed. Congrats!

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