Black and White Lobster Pot Stack

On June 17, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
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

Bottle Shelf, Highland Village, Nova Scotia

Bottle Shelf, Highland Village, Nova Scotia (click to enlarge)

Here are antique bottles on a shelf in one of the houses at Highland Village in Iona, Nova Scotia.  The original had the brownish two-tone bottles up against a beige wall.  Too much beige for me so I used Silver Efex Pro to convert to black and white.

The village has several buildings full of knick-knacks.  If it rains while you are there, duck into one of the buildings (or huts!), and spend some time photographing knick-knacks and details.

Highland Village: N45 56 54.26  W60 49 03.76

Wheel Structure, Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park

Wheel Structure, Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park (click to enlarge)

 

One final image from Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park.  These wheels are part of the machinery to move things up from the ground.

The textures, contrast, and brown color make for another good black and white image.

When you visit Joshua Tree National Park, set aside plenty of time for Keys Ranch.  There are lots of interesting things spread out over the property such as cars, wheels, wells, and buildings.  These present lots of opportunities to work on your black and white visualization skills.

Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park N 34 02 44.47 W116 10 09.36