Joan’s Cinnamon Rolls

On May 30, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Joans Cinnamon Rolls

Joan’s Cinnamon Rolls (click to enlarge)

Here is the recipe for Joan’s world famous cinnamon rolls.  Well, I don’t know that they are in fact world famous, but many people have received this recipe while touring Sherbrooke Village.

This is the recipe as set for printing in the Sherbrooke Village print shop.  The letters, cast in reverse, are laid out by hand in the holders.  The letters are inked and paper pressed over the letters to create a printed copy of the recipe.

You can watch the printers set the text and print other items.  The printers, like everyone at Sherbrooke Village, are willing to talk about their trades for as long as you want.  One could easily spend a full day wandering the town chatting with various people.

Sherbrooke Village Printery: N45 08 17.65 W61 59 06.04

Sherbrooke Village Horseshoe Wall

On May 29, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Horseshoe Wall at Sherbrooke Village Nova Scotia

Horseshoe Wall at Sherbrooke Village Nova Scotia (click to enlarge)

Here is a wall in the blacksmith’s shop at Sherbrooke Village in Nova Scotia.  This is a heritage site depicting a typical Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-World War I.  For you east coast Americans, Sherbrooke Village is set up sort of like Jamestown and Williamsburg in Virginia.  Interpreters dress in period costumes and wander about town and the functional homes and shops educating visitors on Nova Scotian life during that period of time.

I seem to be attracted to blacksmith shops.  They always seem to be full of interesting compositions, such Grant-Kohrs Ranch in Montana, and Saugus Ironworks outside Boston.

Sherbrooke Village even has a photography camp that looks interesting for beginner and intermediate photographers.  That is, if you enjoy dorm style accommodations and shared bathrooms.

Sherbrooke Village Blacksmith Shop: N45 08 16.67   W61 59 04.23

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

On May 28, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Peggy's Point Light

Peggy’s Point Light (click to enlarge)

This image of Peggy’s Point lighthouse is an example of “you shoot under the conditions you have”.

Peggy’s Cove is located along the scenic route from Lunenburg to Halifax.  The lighthouse there is one of the iconic Nova Scotia photography locations.  I planned to spend several hours there before heading to Halifax.

As you can see, it was nothing but gray skies while we were there.  I tried to brighten this image in post-processing, but it did not take much movement of the Brightness slider before the lighthouse blended into the gray skies.

This would have been a great mirror composition with the addition of blue skies and puffy white clouds.  Alas, that was not to be during our stop.  I ended up with a bland image with no time in our itinerary for another attempt.

Be warned, tour buses start showing up in the parking lot around 0900.  If you want people free images, get there early!

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse: N 44 29 30.45 W63 55 07.10