Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

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 – 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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Is it really all that?

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Today’s photo comes from the infamous Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. Coming from a fishing family on the west coast, I have always wanted to go to Peggy’s Cove. I’m not sure why, it’s just the place everyone talks about. But now that I have been there I cannot help but wonder: Why Peggy’s Cove? […]

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Inuksuk

Inuksuk

Many people that do not live in the north have never seen an Inuksuk (pronounced Inukshuk). Perhaps their first exposure was the logo from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. In Canada they are common navigational markers used by the Inuit and are even becomming commonplace among hikers. Inuksuit (plural of Inuksuk) are used to mark […]

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Frog Rocks at Cow Head, Newfoundland

Cow Head, Newfoundland

Here is another image I made at the remarkable and mysterious Cow Head Beach in Newfoundland. We had so much fun climbing around on the rocks, discovering ponds with creatures, and finding views like no other. This image is high-dynamic range made by combining three exposures. To give you an idea of the size of […]

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Cow Head, Newfoundland

Cow Head Newfoundland

Are you a geologist? Maybe you can help me out. I tried to find an explanation of what happened at Cow Head, Newfoundland, that uses regular understandable english words and not scientific garbeldy-gook. That fact that it is “an allochthonous Cambro-Ordovician sequence of deep-water limestone conglomerates” isn’t really helpful for me. Or how about this: […]

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How would a moose get to Newfoundland?

Newfoundland Moose Small

The answer: by boat of course! Moose were introduced to the island in the late 1800′s and now there is one of the highest densities of moose in North America and, in Gros Morne National Park, they far outnumber the humans. There are around 150,000 moose in Newfoundland. I’m not sure how many of those […]

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Pond Reflections

Pond Reflection

I was drawn to the rugged coast in Newfoundland with its rocky cliffs, big round stones and small colourful pebbles. But for something new today, to show the diversity in the landscape here, I have two images of pond reflections. It is quite a contrast to go from the big wide rugged landscape to a […]

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Pros and Cons of National Park Campsites

Green Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Going to a national or state/provincial campsite always has its pros and cons. The pros include the location, of utmost importance if you plan to get up early to photograph sunrise. You can get that extra 45 minutes of sleep if your location is a sleepy stumble away from your doorstep. The cons include no […]

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Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Since 1897, the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse has marked the marine approach to Rocky Harbour and the entrance to Bonne Bay in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. I thought this would be a great location to photograph sunset. I parked my truck and proceeded along one of the paths hoping it would lead down to […]

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The Wreck of the Steamship Ethie

S.S. Ethie Shipwreck

The S.S. Ethie was a ship employed in the Newfoundland coastal trade and was driven by both steam and sail. On December 11, 1919, she could no longer fight the raging seas which were whipped to a froth by high winds. Her 92 passengers and crew feared for their lives as the icy water and […]

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Overwhelming the smaller beauty

Western Brook Pond Marsh, Gros Morne National Park

Earlier this week I showed you some images of Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. There you see staggering views of 2,000 ft cliffs that tower over the clear, clean lake with lovely brooks and waterfalls leading the way down. The cliffs were carved by glaciers. After the glaciers melted, the land […]

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Waterfall at Western Brook Pond

Western Brook Pond Falls, Gros Morne National Park

Blue Denium Falls are visible from water level at Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. We took a boat tour operated by BonTours and it was a fun way to spend the afternoon. Unfortunately at this time of year, they only have one trip per day and it leaves at 1pm, so […]

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Cliffs at Western Brook Pond

Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park

During the boat trip through Western Brook Pond, there was a landing at the far end of the lake where a group of dejected looking hikers stood waiting to board the boat. Over the speakers, the boat driver emphasized that this was supposed to be a drop off point, not a pick up point, for […]

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Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park

Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park

Image if they flooded Yosemite valley. Some of you just shuttered at the thought, I know. Ok, image it was already flooded when you got there… That’s what Gros Morne National Park made me think of. The boat trip through the Western Brook Pond fjord is an unforgettable experience. It has some of the most […]

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Newfoundland – Was the ferry trip worth it?

Lobster Cove, Newfoundland

It is supposed to take around 5 hours give or take to make the crossing from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basque, Newfoundland. One of the ferries was down an engine, so we ended up leaving 4 hours late. Out in the middle a sudden atlantic storm hit us and she started rolling […]

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Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Baddeck Lighthouse

Nova Scotia has the tiniest little lighthouses! I’m not sure why, there is certainly some rugged shore here. Maybe it is just the age of them and that’s how they made them then. So cute! I made this image from the small town of Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on a day with threatening clouds which added […]

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More from the Keltic Lodge

Keltic Lodge

Today I have two more images of the Keltic Lodge. After last week’s post, I had a comment on the blog from the Keltic Lodge itself, what a nice surprise. They let me know that the building I had photographed was the Ceilidh (pronounced Kay_Lee) Hall. A Ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering which […]

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