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Old Posted Aug 30, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Smile St. John's: Panoramas and Close-Crops

I apologize for posting three St. John's-related photo threads. This one, however, I am going to take with me wherever I travel and photograph all panoramas of all sorts of places. And, I'll add them here - but it'll be mostly St. John's, of course.

SSPers in the Canada forum taught me how to stitch together my photos to create panoramas and I've fallen in love with it. I hope you enjoy!

August 29, 2012 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


St. John's at Night by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


St. John's at Night by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


St. John's at Night by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


August 30, 2012 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Summer Sunrise by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cape Spear by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Steep Streets by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Steep Streets by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Details by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Rowhouses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


The Whole Shebang by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Downtown by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Old Town by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Growing City by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr
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Great shots! St John's looks like beautiful city.
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Thank you; it is! Or, at least, those of us who live here think so.
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^I think so too. Magical is the word that comes to mind. I really enjoyed your photos!
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That was an enjoyable and colorful set. Nice job on the panos. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow...amazing. Great shots man.
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Another fine thread all round, but this one is a real stunner.

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Thank you, all. :-)

Yeah that sunrise one was a lucky shot. I took two frames and you couldn't see Cabot Tower in the other. It was lost in the glow.
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Downtown St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Downtown St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Old St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Old St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


The Rooms and the Basilica by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Downtown St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Church Lads Brigade by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Colourful Houses by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Park by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Long's Hill by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Side Street by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Side Street by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Side Street by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


St. Patrick's Hall by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Water Street by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cabot Street by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Young Street by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Water Street by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Downtown St. John's from Southcott Hall by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Downtown St. John's from Southcott Hall by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Downtown St. John's from Southcott Hall by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Downtown St. John's from Southcott Hall by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Harvey Road by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


West End Construction by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


View from The Rooms by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


New In-fill by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr
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I like all of these photos but especially the panoramas that show residential density. For a small city St John's packs an impressive punch.
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It may be even smaller than you think, unless you looked up the population.

The city itself has a population of 106,000. However, it's suburbs are still independent cities and towns - so the uninterrupted urban area has a population of 165,000.
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Excellent photographs.

I'm not sure of the intercity rivalries or anything, so I hope I'm not stepping on any toes, but the physical setting and how the city is arranged around the water reminds me of a smaller, hillier, and more tightly-knit Halifax.

Very colorful little city, and with a nice human-scale to it.
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Definitely. And we're both often compared to San Francisco, which is a wonderful compliment.

As for rivalries... while we're both very small cities, Halifax is larger by a significant enough percentage that there isn't much competition. We're in different little leagues, ha!

However, St. John's isn't accurately well known in Canada and I find the farther west you go, the more accurate the impression of the city becomes. Conversely, people in the Maritimes have some pretty unusual views about Newfoundland.

In Halifax, for example, I heard far stupider things about my city than in Vancouver. I remember being laughed at when I said St. John's was one of the largest cities in Atlantic Canada. I remember a taxi driver saying, "You must be excited to drive on a divided highway! They don't have those in Newfoundland!"

So that could be a sign of past, historical rivalries, perhaps? But today, there's not much. Many of my relatives live in Halifax and the surrounding area.
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Great photos of a very colourful little city . Thanks
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I'll have to keep coming back to this thread to see how your camera captures our amazing city

St. John's: it's a smaller Halifax, but with less gun crime. There really isn't much of a rivalry between cities, though if we weren't isolated on an island maybe that'd be different, considering the rivalry between Halifax and Moncton that exists, and that we have a sizable population advantage over Moncton
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Anyone grab pics of the colossal cruise ship in town today? Some shots from SHH's favorite vantage points would look cool.
Don't talk so slack. I wasn't planning to head out today until I read your post but then I decided to take an hour off work and go for it.

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Cruising in St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cruising in St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cruising in St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cruising in St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cruising in St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cruising in St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cruising in St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


Cruising in St. John's by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


East End Skyline by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr


East End Skyline by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr

I tried a vertical one as well:


Building in The Battery by SignalHillHiker, on Flickr
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