With our truck finally fixed, we hit the New Brunswick road and headed for Prince Edward Island. Not that we are finished with New Brunswick, we are just going in a bit of a loop so we’ll do Prince Edward Island, then Nova Scotia, then Newfoundland, then the southern coast of Nova Scotia, then the southern coast of New Brunswick. Here’s a map in case you are not familiar with the Canadian Maritimes.
After crossing the impressive Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick to PEI, we set up camp at our site on Malpeque Bay and headed to the beach to enjoy the sunset. The bay has a very slow drop off and I was surprised to see people wading hundreds of feet out in the shallow water.
I made this photo of some teenagers as they were running in the water back to shore carrying their shoes. By metering the exposure for the sky, the people were rendered completely black and became silhouettes.
On any silhouette with a bright background like this, you need to watch for chromatic aberration. Say what? That is when you get a red line or a blue line right at the spot of highest contrast. Often you will get a red line on one side and a blue line on the other side of your silhouetted object. You can remove this in Photoshop using the noise filter (Filter>Noise>Reduce Noise). Leave the strength and details at 0 and move the color noise slider to 100% and that will remove the aberration.
Ahhh, such a lovely sunset. It was a sign of things to come…