Looking back through the fog to the Frederick Gate at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

After Quebec City, Louisbourg was the most important French stronghold in the New World in the early to mid 1700’s. Valued for its proximity to the abundant fishing grounds of the cold North Atlantic and its perceived military strategic advantages. Louisbourg, ironically, was twice taken by the English only to be handed back to the French in peace time. The last time, wisely but sadly, it was destroyed by the English. The restoration which began in 1961 and continues to this day with archaeological excavation and reconstruction of the fortified town and the fortress itself has given us a jewel for historians, archaeologists and tourists alike.


  • zahnartz
    zahnartzover 5 years ago
    Great shot, Cameron! But really, fog in N.S…who’s going to believe that? lol

    There should be a thousand great shots waiting to be taken in Louisbourg…leave a few for me!

  • There may be a couple of snaps left to take. Honestly, five seconds before I took this shot you could not see the gate for the fog.

    – Cameron Allen Lamond

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    A superb capture , I love the mysterious feel to shots in fog.

  • Thanks Irene. I can just imagine the French forces, eyes cast into the fog, tensely awaiting the English attack from sea only to be blindsided by the attack from land.

    – Cameron Allen Lamond

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Just love the descending DOF of this image Lamondo, accompanied by excellent documentation…inst fave for me

  • Cameron  Allen Lamond
    Cameron Allen...over 5 years ago

    Thank you Larry. I am just beginning in photography and eight months ago I could not have told an f-stop from a bus stop. I am far from retired and dad to eight year-old twins. I work full-time, volunteer in the community, teach marriage prep in our church and am very involved with our very active kids. I say all this as a preface to asking for constructive criticism from one so experienced as yourself. Please feel free to comment openly (even harshly) on any of my work. Getting criticism from veterans is just about the purest form of learning I can think of. Thank you for the fave on Frederick Gate.

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot and very interesting write up, Lamondo. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Thanks Mike.

    – Cameron Allen Lamond

  • Sara Lamond
    Sara Lamondabout 5 years ago

    Gee this looks familiar – wonder why :)

  • Cameron  Allen Lamond
    Cameron Allen...about 5 years ago

    How’s the new flock you are tending?

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 4 years ago

    Wonderful mood to this image!! And very interesting information, too! Well done!

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Deb for your kind comments and thanks for the feature. I am honoured.


    – Cameron Allen Lamond

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago

    so dramatic! love this!

  • I used to live here as a child. (the town, not the fortress) It was a magical place of fishing boats, fog horns and sea smells but foggy about 250 days a year. Thank you for your interest and comment. I am an accidental photographer. I take hundreds of shots and every now and then one turns out. I like this one too.

    – Cameron Allen Lamond

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