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 images just need to rest awhile. Like this image I made at North Lake on Prince Edward Island last … [Read more...]

A Boat for Dad – Nova Scotia

Fishing boat in Nova Scotia, Canada

Part 3 in my series of maritime fishing vessels comes from Nova Scotia. We're back to some more sea worthy looking boats and I think this first one is a real "goodie" for my Dad. Enjoy! As always, you can click the images to view larger versions. Tomorrow will be the final post in the series, and it will be the best one in my opinion, so please come back … [Read more...]

A Boat for Dad – Newfoundland

Commercial fishing boat in Newfoundland

Today's post is the second in the series "A Boat for Dad" where I am showing my Dad his options for a boat from the maritimes. This instalment comes from Newfoundland. What I found amazing about Newfoundland is that they actually go out in these little boats! In the province that gets the most weather. Where it took 10 hours to make the crossing on the ferry from New … [Read more...]

Dickson Falls, Fundy National Park

Dickson Falls, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

At Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, one of the most pleasant trails is the one that leads to Dickson Falls. In the dense forest, the falls cascade (like falls always do) and the brook babbles along through mossy rocks in the deep gorge. In autumn, those mossy rocks tend to be covered with colourful leaves. With the light filtering through the trees reflecting off some of … [Read more...]

Two (more) perspectives on Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

I like to get different perspectives on the same subject so that when they are put together as a series, the viewer can more easily imagine the experience of a place. In the past two days I showed you different perspectives on a grouping of rocks at Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. This is a remarkable location with endless opportunities to practice different … [Read more...]

The Spaces Between

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Yesterday I was talking to some photographers about how photography is similar to writing in that the things you choose to leave out are as important as what is left in. Sometimes when you tell the whole story at once you take away the mystery. That led me to this photograph I made at Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick. If you look closely at yesterday's … [Read more...]

Walking on the Ocean Floor

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

At the Bay of Fundy, the shape of the coastline dramatically increases tides resulting in the largest tidal range in the world. At Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, giant rocks are perched on the shore. The shifting of the earth's crust ripped the layers of rock apart, glaciers carved into the cracks, and the sea continues to erode the base. According to MicMac legend, the … [Read more...]

White out

Indian Cove, Nova Scotia

I think I am addicted to colour. When I browse through my portfolio it stands out. All of my images have bright colours. Many years ago I used to roll my own film and make black and white images in my home-made darkroom. They had to be extremely dark always including areas of total blackness. I thought I would keep that black and white vision but now when I try to convert … [Read more...]