Friday, March 25, 2011

Wikipedia on Peggy's Cove

I admit that I visit this area frequently...but I'll also admit it's not for the lighthouse. It's so easy when something is in your backyard to forget or overlook what's really there. This is a beautiful area and I love exploring the landscape. These boulders are everywhere and I always find them amazing.

"Large boulders composed of 415-million-year-old Devonian granite, called glacial erratics, were lifted by the ice and carried for long distances before being deposited upon the landscape as the ice receded, leaving rugged barrens. The movement of the glacial ice and rocks left scouring marks in the bedrock that are still visible."

I think they're worth a second look!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

From Prospect to Peggy's

Today was another beautiful day and after meeting with an old friend for a few quick photos, I set out with my gear to capture a few more images from Peggy's Cove. On my way, I stopped in to Prospect for a shot I tried to get yesterday but missed due to a change in weather. Thanks to Jim for being kind enough to let me on his property to get the shot! (Last photo).

When I got to Peggy's Cove I was impressed to see the new signs warning people to stay away from the black rocks. Every year we lose people who underestimate the power of the ocean and just get way too close. Anyway, these are a few from my evening. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Good morning sunshine!

What a beautiful morning! I went back to Terrance Bay this morning to catch the sunrise. I found a great location for tonight so I'm hoping to get back out there and do it all over again this evening. Can't wait! Here are two from my morning shoot.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Terrance Bay Lighthouse

Today I went to Terrance Bay for a hike and to try and get a few shots of the lighthouse. I had never been there before, usually passing it by to go to Peggy's Cove. Great spot if you're looking for a nice easy hike. Beautiful sunset tonight!

The last image was made with the help of a flashlight, which illuminated the rocks during the 30 second exposure.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lawrencetown Beach

Just a quick shot of the sun setting over Lawrencetown Beach!

The path to Wedge Island

I took a moment to stop by Fisherman's Reserve again yesterday. It's such an interesting place, it's hard to pass it by. The path that leads to Wedge Island is very tempting but it's only completely open during low tide. With my luck I'll get stuck out there! There's also a smaller island on the far side of it called Rat Rock! I took the first photo last night, the second was taken a few months ago.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Adapting to changing weather

It's amazing how fast the weather changes here in Nova Scotia. When I left my house today the sky was blue and amazing cloud formations were in the sky. Clouds can add a great deal of depth and texture to a landscape photo so I set out to make the next great one. When I got to my location it was completely overcast so I had to change my attack mode from shooting wide to shooting tight. It was a great evening of exploring the coast and finding great colours, mussels and seaweed! Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Seeing Blue

Last year I stumbled on a place where I was able to get shots of ice against the blue sky. I've been waiting all year to return to the same spot but I had to wait for the right conditions. Today was perfect! I knew the tide would be out which gave me access to the ice I needed to make these shots. Here are a few of my favorites from today. I just love that blue!