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Shoal Tower at sunset — HDR panorama (Photomatix version)

Kingston was originally going to be the capital of the Canadas, but politics intervened and the intended Parliament building became the city hall. This almost-great moment is commemorated in various ways.


Here we are looking at Flora MacDonald Basin, just offshore from Confederation Park. The round structure behind the yachts is Shoal Tower, constructed to defend the harbour from the Americans during the Oregon Crisis. It is the only Martello tower entirely surrounded by water, and is only open to the public one day a year. Just to the right of the Shoal Tower, in the distance, you can see a second Martello tower. This is Frederick Tower, part of Fort Frederick at the Royal Military College. To the right of Frederick Tower is Cathcart Tower (only visible in the large view, I think).


This is a High Dynamic Range panorama stitched from nine bracketed images using Hugin to create an HDR image, which was tone-mapped with Photomatix using the Details Enhancing algorithm, and final cleanup was done in Aperture.


Location: Confederation Park, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


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Taken on May 29, 2009