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Constant Vigilance

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 4 May 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The fortress was attacked in two major sieges: once in 1745 and the again in 1758. The first siege involved a New England force backed by a British Royal Navy squadron. The New England attackers succeeded when the fortress capitulated on June 16, 1745. A major expedition by the French to recapture the fortress led by Jean-Baptiste de La Rochefoucauld de Roye, duc d'Anville the following year was destroyed by storms, disease and British naval attacks before it ever reached the fortress.

PENTAX K-5 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 100 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Devi from Chennai, India

War history always makes sad reading:(
Lovely portrait here..very very authentic...up to the canteen hanging from his belt:-)))
Fantastic shot!!!

4 May 2013 5:14am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

4 May 2013 7:37am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great portrait and what an interesting History !

4 May 2013 8:04am

tataray from france, France

Magnifique portrait, après de bonnes explications.... ))

4 May 2013 12:33pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Great portrait!!! Interesting dress...

4 May 2013 1:06pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great History, nice portrait image.

4 May 2013 1:26pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Eric - I have just been catching up with the many wonderful images you have presented here of Louisbourg, The Kings Bastion, the fortress and all surroundings, and those interior shots were great! Your narratives were wonderful to read and so very enlightening and entertaining. Not only has this been a great way for me to relax and recuperte my eyes and energy but more imortantly a fantastic primer (Better than a primer, really) to encourage a trip, which we already have been wanting to make, to the Maritimes, particularly, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Barbara spent time in Newfoundland when her dad was stationed there at the air base which was, at that time, a US Air Force these have all been VERY enlighteining, exciting and enticing to us - Sure sorry I have missed you but we really do thank you for these. I am recuperating and doing pretty well..Hugs to you and Georgie :-)

4 May 2013 2:29pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent recreation of environment! A good image! Best regards, Adela

4 May 2013 3:26pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic historic character portrait with beautiful scenery!

4 May 2013 6:37pm

franz from Baden, Austria

that's it ... always be on the look-out! there's no telling when the enemy might attack !!!
gorgeous portrait of this determined looking "soldier" !

4 May 2013 7:34pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Ahhh plus vrai que nature !

4 May 2013 7:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Alert and well armed!

4 May 2013 7:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A wonderful portrait! I like his uniform!

4 May 2013 8:51pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

He takes on the role very well.... a fantastic portrait of this gentleman Eric, a perfect pose!

5 May 2013 1:45am

Abena from Illinois, United States

That's a good image ! Really documentary !

5 May 2013 4:00am

L'angevine from Angers, France

cette aprème,je me transforme en lavandière...

5 May 2013 10:24am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada excellent portrait...

5 May 2013 3:25pm

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

This is a grand portrait of a volunteer (or docent); he plays his role very convincingly.

5 May 2013 3:57pm

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

This is a grand portrait of a volunteer (or docent); he plays his role very convincingly.

5 May 2013 3:58pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent portrait. Very interesting uniform. Great shot, Eric! :)

5 May 2013 6:15pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Oooooo! I think this one was left behind...from 18th century! I mean...he looks so true!

8 May 2013 11:02am

1/200 second
ISO 100
75 mm (35mm equiv.)