Balmoral Grist Mill Hammer

On July 17, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Balmoral Grist Mill Grist Mill Hammer

Balmoral Grist Mill Grist Mill Hammer

This image comes from inside the Balmoral Grist Mill near Denmark, Nova Scotia.  If you have read some of my previous posts, you know that I am attracted to blacksmith shops (see Grant-Kohrs Ranch in Montana, and Saugus Ironworks outside Boston in particular).  While the Balmoral Grist Mill is obviously not a blacksmith shop, there was still an interesting composition involving a hammer.

One day I need to review my images and see how many hammer pictures I have.  There will probably be enough for a nice coffee table book!

Balmoral Grist Mill: N45 38 42.49 W63 11 41.15

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Balmoral Grist Mill

On July 8, 2017, in Nova Scotia, Photography Tips, by admin
Balmoral Grist Mill

Balmoral Grist Mill (click to enlarge and for better color)

Here is the Balmoral Grist Mill in Denmark, Nova Scotia.  Because of the weather and the spots on the pond, this is not a particularly well done reflection composition.  I post it just to let people know that this is a great place to visit on your Nova Scotia tour.

The people working in the mill are very personable and knowledgeable about the mill and the surrounding area.  We spent quite a bit of time talking with them while touring the inside of the mill.  It is a working mill with lots of interesting detail compositions for the photographer.

The original image had one big flaw where the treeline meets the water on the left side of the image.  In the original image there is a big dark spot created by  the overhanging branches.  Out of curiosity, I used Photoshop’s Content-Aware patch tool to fill in the shadow.  I was afraid the dark spot was too large, with not much detail below the area to get a good fill.  No worries, Content-Aware had no issues filling in the dark spot.  While filling the dark spot did not save this image because of the the weather and spots on the pond, it did remove a major dark area that kept pulling the viewers eye.

Balmoral Grist Mill: N45 38 42.49 W63 11 41.15

Tartan, Great Hall of the Clans at the Gaelic College

Tartan, Great Hall of the Clans at the Gaelic College (click to enlarge)

Here is part of a tartan display at the Great Hall of the Clans at the Gaelic College in Saint Ann’s, Nova Scotia.  The complete display shows the tartan for every Scottish clan.

For those with a Scottish heritage, this is a must visit site on Cape Breton Island.  Here you can see everything Scottish such as music (piping, fiddle, piano), dancing, sing alongs, and crafts.  Don’t miss the lunchtime ceilidhs in the school cafeteria Monday – Friday.

Saint Anns Nova Scotia: N46 12 47.16 W60 36 16.41