Brick Window, Fortress of Louisbourg

Brick Window, Fortress of Louisbourg (click to enlarge)

Here is a scene from Fortress Louisbourg near the town of Louisbourg Nova Scotia.  The fortress is an easy day trip from Sydney where we were staying.  There are several small towns (such as Port Morien) and lighthouses along the route that offer photographic opportunities.

I thought about making this a black and white image, but liked the red in the shutters.  I converted the image to black and white using Google’s Silver Efex Pro.  I then used a layer mask in Photoshop to expose the red shutters.  That looked a little awkward, so I also exposed the red bricks around the window at the top and bottom of the image.

I think this makes for two interesting areas for the viewer to explore.  First is the red brickwork and the shutters.  The second is the black and white stone wall.  The mix of black and white and colored areas also creates a little depth in the image.

Fortress of Louisbourg: N45 53 27.65 W59 59 08.59

Buoys and Pots

Lobster Pots and Buoys (click to enlarge)

Another lobster pot image taken on the pier at Port Morien, Nova Scotia.  Since the pots were pretty weather beaten, I went ahead and converted the pots to black and white and left color in the buoys and lines.  A little different look that gives the image sort of a split personality.

Port Morien, Nova Scotia: N46 07 51.86 W59 52 09.85

Black and White Pot Stack

Black and White Pot Stack (click to enlarge)

Besides a blacksmith shop, the other subjects I just cannot walk by without setting up my camera are … lobster pots.  Can’t walk past them without capturing images.  A stack of lobster pots make for the classic repeating pattern composition.

I took this image on the pier at Port Morien, Nova Scotia.  When we drove through the town almost every house had a display set up in their front yard with people dummies.  We had no idea what was going on until a week or two later when we met someone from Port Morien in a B&B in Wolfville.  They said the decorations were part of the Port Morien people celebration, Morien Memories.  This is a come home weekend celebration where former residents come back to visit.  Sort of like a high school reunion for the entire town.

Port Morien, Nova Scotia: N46 07 51.86 W59 52 09.85