Friday, February 11, 2011

Tufts Cove Generating Station

Halifax has a series of unmistakable landmarks which include two bridges, a town clock and Citadel Hill to name a few. However, towering 157 meters high are the unmistakable smokestacks from the Tufts Cove Generating Station. On the Dartmouth side of the harbour, it was only a quick trip from my house. To get these images, I used a polarizer to help enhance the contrast. Most effective when used 90 degrees to the sun, a polarizer will help darken the sky, reduce reflections and in this case, brighten the white smoke. The first image is a view from Halifax while the others are from Tufts Cove.

While I was taking these photos someone told me he really liked my car and thought it was very sporty looking. I drive an Optra. The only thing sporty about my Optra are my track pants! I chose that moment as a good time to leave...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fox Point

Today I ventured out towards Fox Point which is on rte 329. It was a beautiful drive which brought me back to East Chester. Thick clouds rolled in and killed any hope of a sunset. I prepared myself anyway as some of the best sunsets I have seen were in my rearview mirror! Regardless, these are a few from my shoot today.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Crystal Crescent Beach

I took advantage of the "calm before the storm" today and went to Crystal Crescent Beach for sunset. Normally I like to take the hiking trail to the right of the beach but I decided to go left instead. I have been to this beach many times but the best part about being in Nova Scotia is the ever changing weather. You may think you've seen all there is to offer in one spot but the clouds, waves, temperature and of course the light, always combine to give different results. It was a great night of shooting!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fisherman's Reserve...almost

I tried going to Fisherman's Reserve today but because of the snow, (aka my Optra), I was only able to get so far without getting stuck. I managed to get a few photos but hope to return in the next few days. I have big plans for the weekend and hope to come away with some great shots! Stay tuned!