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

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Buoys on Wall

On May 26, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Buoys on Wall

Buoys on Wall (click to enlarge)

Here is another image from the small town of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia.  While the lighthouse is the big draw to this area, be sure to wander through the town around the small cove.

Buoys on the wall like those above always make for a solid composition.  I have collected many such images over the years.  I have them with buoys packed on the wall and sparsely on the wall like above.  I have shot them from the front, from the side, shooting up and shooting down.

It is always worth pulling out your camera and tripod and spending time when you see buoys hanging on a wall like this.

Peggys Cove Buoy Wall: N44 29 35.49 W63 54 55.87

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Lobster Buoys and Lines

On May 25, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Lobster Lines

Lobster Lines (click to enlarge)

I found this pile of lobster buoys and lines next to the visitor center parking lot in Peggys Cove Nova Scotia.  This was one of those throwaway shots you take while waiting for your spouse to talk to the people in the visitor center.

I was not sure how the image would turn out because of all of the things in the background.  Instead of trying to capture the whole mound shaped pile, I zoomed in to get the circles of line and the buoys.  It turned out to be a nice colorful image.

Lobster Lines, Peggy’s Cove N44 29 39.15 W63 54 49.76

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