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Sain John, New Brunswick

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 15 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

City of Saint John (French: Ville de Saint Jean), or commonly Saint John, is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the maritime provinces after Halifax. The Fundy City was the first incorporated city in Canada and is situated along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River.

PENTAX K-5 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5*****

15 Nov 2012 5:51am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are very kind! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb documentary shot Eric. Well framed and composed.:-)

15 Nov 2012 6:44am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Impressive! This house seems to have been twisted by some giant's hand.

15 Nov 2012 6:58am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! Yes, the power of the incoming tides are impressive! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb composition taking in this building damaged by the power of the elements Eric

15 Nov 2012 7:10am

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - fascinating contrast between the strange ruin on the water's edge and the well preserved heritage of the city.

15 Nov 2012 7:28am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

very cleverly cropped city view, eric! the house by the river has seen better times, too ... perhaps the tides were too much eventually ... ;-)

15 Nov 2012 7:41am

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes the tides are very strong here! ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Such a sad sight............well recorded

15 Nov 2012 7:55am

@Nigel: Thank you very much Nigel! ;-)

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Une maison légère comme un fétu de paille

15 Nov 2012 8:29am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A house that looks distorted...

15 Nov 2012 9:46am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Spectacular and beautiful shot ! Phil

15 Nov 2012 10:25am

@Phil: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

great frame .

15 Nov 2012 10:41am

@Mariana Maoduš: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Waterside locations can look so idyllic . . in good weather.

15 Nov 2012 10:42am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much Ronnie! ;-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe le cadrage!!!!! bravo à toi!

15 Nov 2012 10:52am

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely shot !! Somebody seems to have delivered a big punch on the roof if the house...looks quaint...

15 Nov 2012 10:52am

@Devi: Thank you very much Devi! Yes, the elements have taken their toll! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

What happened on that house ?

15 Nov 2012 11:12am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! I think the footings of the house have been washed away by the tides! ;-)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Impressionnant travail de sape !! impitoyables éléments !!

15 Nov 2012 11:36am

@Lougris: Merci beaucoup Lougris! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Life along a river is far from being idyllic when reality strikes... Also..not all cities are picturesque as not an entire life looks like a painting...

15 Nov 2012 1:44pm

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Yes, the elements can be formidable! ;-)

sido from Seville, Spain

It was not supposed to float...

15 Nov 2012 1:53pm

@sido: Thank you very much Sido! No this was not designed to float! ;-)

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Unique capture, Eric.

15 Nov 2012 2:17pm

@my-ky: Thank you very much Deb! ;-)

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I have plans to visit this region in July 2013...I wonder if this building will still be standing? Unlikely!

15 Nov 2012 2:34pm

@Shar: Thank you very much Shar! It would be interesting to see if it is! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's a dramatic image! Looks like there's been some flooding.

15 Nov 2012 2:42pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! No flooding just very strong and high tides! ;-)

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

What happened here? Looks like some mother nature damage. Great scene Eric.

15 Nov 2012 3:03pm

@Ainsley: Thank you very much Ainsley! Yes, high tides have taken their toll! ;-)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Looks like nature is claiming what is hers, the building still has the beauty of the ruin which
makes the photo pop !~

15 Nov 2012 3:35pm

@Phil Morris: Thank you very much Phil! Yes, that is what caught my eye! ;-)

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine image of the river and the town with a sad state of affairs of that house on its way into the river.

15 Nov 2012 3:48pm

@Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Impressionnante cette maison toute déglinguée au bord de la rivière!

15 Nov 2012 3:51pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great capture. excellent image. at that time, my cruise stayed at Sain John two days to avoid this big storm.

15 Nov 2012 4:02pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle maison quelle cathastriphe elle a une sacrée forme.
Belle soirée

15 Nov 2012 4:35pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb documentary shot Eric. Terrific document!!!

15 Nov 2012 4:35pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Oh dear, was the high water of Superstorm Sandy the cause of the green building's demise?

PS: You're missing a 't' in Saint. ;D

15 Nov 2012 5:03pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: LOL....actually it was taken in early September so no Sandy was not the cause. The tidal surges here are very large and my guess is that this is as a result of many years. Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition. Nice capture after some floods. Great shot, Eric! :)

15 Nov 2012 5:14pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Stadtansicht. Eric, sehr schön mit dem grünen Haus.

15 Nov 2012 6:28pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A great example of damaging water..sad view,but beautiful captured !

15 Nov 2012 7:01pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

An impressive report.

15 Nov 2012 7:17pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Quel contraste superbe sur cette photo.
Bien fait. )

15 Nov 2012 8:23pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The buildings look very nice, except for the green house - not so much. I think it has seen better days.

15 Nov 2012 10:25pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, I think you are correct! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture

15 Nov 2012 11:27pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image. I love the color. Looks like that house will be in the water soon. I visited Saint John years ago. Is the Bay of Fundy where there is the reverse tide? I just remember hearing about it.

16 Nov 2012 2:26am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! Yes, the reverse tide is actually right behind me when I took this shot! ;-)

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

I love the green building, how it stands out - not only in color but also in 'shape'.

17 Nov 2012 3:34am

@Anina Botes: Thank you very much Anina! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great shot of this shore with its oddity that we can find there...like that old crumble down green warehouse or factory

19 Nov 2012 8:04am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

PENTAX K-5
1/250 second
F/9.0
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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