Prince Edward Island

Sometimes an image needs a rest

North Lake, Prince Edward Island

Do you ever go on a photo shoot and make an image feeling quite confident that you got a great shot … and then when you see it on your computer later it just didn’t turn out the way you envisioned it? That happens to me all the time and I’ve discovered a secret: sometimes […]

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A Boat for Dad – PEI

Last Man Standing

Today is the first in a series of posts I call “A Boat for Dad”. My Dad was a commercial fisherman on the pacific coast for over 65 years. He had many boats in his career including trollers, seiners, and crab boats. Since I have been travelling on the east coast, Dad keeps asking me […]

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Basin Head, Prince Edward Island

Lifeguard Chair

I made this image at another one of the fabulous beaches on Prince Edward Island, this one a white sand beach. It was a gorgeous sunset with a full moon and I really liked how the red of the lifeguard’s chair looked against the pink sky. I used my Singh-Ray 2 stop hard graduated neutral […]

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Average House on PEI

PEI Home

As I drove around Prince Edward Island photographing all the beautiful beaches, fishing villages and lighthouses, it occurred to me that I hadn’t captured what I was seeing most: small homes on vast tracts of land with incredible views. Homes here all seem to have huge amounts of property around them. Many have fields of […]

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Cape Bear, Prince Edward Island

Cape Bear

Nothing says “PEI” more than rugged sandstone cliffs and red sand beaches. They have lighthouses too, but honestly they are tiny compared to those you find on the west coast. This one is located at Cape Bear on the south eastern coast of PEI where it has aided mariners since 1881 (the red sand beach […]

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Campbell’s Cove PEI

Campbell's Cove #1

One of Prince Edward Island’s gorgeous red sand beaches is Campbell’s Cove, located on the south eastern shore. These images were taken at one far end of the beach where the red sand turns to red sandstone, carved into layers over time.

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Long Exposure Seascapes on PEI

PEI seashore #1

There’s nothing I love more than going to a beach at sunset with my camera and a pack of filters, finding some interesting rocks, and watching the light fade away. I heard that Prince Edward Island had red sand, but I had no idea that the beaches would be just like Mexico. Ok, when it […]

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Pure Mussel

Pure Mussel

While the main commercial fishery on Prince Edward Island used to be cod, there is now a moratorium on groundfish. The commercial salmon fishery closed in the 1970s. They still fish for halibut, but according to one fisherman I spoke to, the only fishermen making any money are fishing mussels. I particularly liked the looks […]

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Malpeque Fishing Village

Malpeque #1

The fishing village in Malpeque, Prince Edward Island, is quaint, charming and colourful. I could spend all day here photographing the boats, boathouses and lobster traps. Here is another shot taken from the opposite side of the marina with a view of the puffy white clouds. Most of these boats are fishing for lobster, mussels, […]

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Summer Fun on PEI

Summer Fun on PEI

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 […]

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