Wednesday, July 27, 2011
As is expected in Nova Scotia, the weather changes frequently and you really never know what you're going to get. I took these two photos today, the first one at 11:50am, the second at 6:59pm. Personally I like the first one better. As a photographer here in NS, I have to adapt to the changing weather. It was pouring rain until 11:00am this morning, then thick fog, now sunny. I'm hoping for some clear skies tonight so I can get a shot of star trails. I found the perfect subject for it! Stay tuned.
After leaving Annapolis Royal I headed out for Brier Island to see if I could take in any whale watching. Driving west along Hwy 101 to Digby and then following Hwy 217 you drive along the Digby Neck to take a series of two ferries to the island. The first is to Long Island and the second to the western most point in Nova Scotia, Brier Island.
But along the way you'll drive by some amazing places like Sandy Cove. It was low tide when I drove by and stopped to take a few photos. I don't think I could ever get used to seeing a boat sitting on its side!
Once you get to Long Island you'll see Boars Head Lighthouse. You have to hike a little way to get to it but you can't miss it when you are coming across on the ferry.
Then of course you have whale watching in Brier Island. I found myself aboard Island Link only 30 mins after getting off the ferry. It is operated by the Brier Island Lodge. I had a great time and a special thanks to Reed, the captain of Island Link for making it an awesome trip.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I'm working late and have to get up in four hours but I really wanted to get a few of these photos up.
This past weekend my wife and I went to Annapolis Royal for Kirsten and Wills wedding. It was a beautiful day and the ceremony was held in Kirsten's parents backyard in Grenville Ferry. These two were super-laid-back and very easy going! Congrats to you both and thanks for letting us play a roll in your special day.
I hope you enjoy these few photos.
Friday, July 22, 2011
A few weeks ago, while I was in Advocate, I spent an entire day photographing the changing tide. One photo every minute for almost eleven hours! This is a sample video of that day. There are over 230 images placed together with an elapsed time of 3 and a half hours.
This is my first attempt at making one of these videos so I'm looking for some feedback from anyone and everyone. Please let me know what you think!
Monday, July 18, 2011
I've just spent the last few days in Maitland photographing the tidal bore on the Shubenacadie River. It was so amazing to see all the activity from tidal bore rafting to mud sliding and kayaking. I went in to visit Brian at The River Runners to let him know I was in the area. If you're looking to go rafting I would highly recommend paying him a visit. And if you're not looking at going rafting, you should be. Everyone came back beaming with excitement!
The photo below is the viewing platform which gives you a great view of the tidal bore! It can be found at the information centre which is very easy to find.
A few photos of the tidal bore rafting from the River Runners!
Mud Sliding at its best. This was a great family having a great time.
These guys were all for having photos taken. We discovered that they were camping across from us a few weeks ago in Five Islands when we were there to capture the Not Since Moses Race.
I'm now in Blomidon waiting for the rain to stop. Hope to have more photos for you soon!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I've been in Advocate staying at the Fundy Tides Campground for the last five days. This is one of my favorite places to visit and it's hard to leave. The people are so friendly here and it should be a must see for anyone visiting this area of Nova Scotia. The lighthouse in Cape d'Or is pretty cool and a great place to see just how strong the tide is here in this area. I spent one entire day photographing the Advocate wharf, one photo every minute for eleven hours. I plan on putting them together for a quick time lapse video to show the tide change. Stay tuned for that. I have almost 700 photos to put together!
These above photos are of Cape d'Or.
Gerry, the skipper of the Emily Jane. He gave me two lobster, which I enjoyed very much. Thanks Gerry. It was a great way to end my time here. I will be back for sure.
Thanks again to Bev and the girls at Fundy Tides Campground. Your hospitality will always keep my coming back.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I have just come from Spencers Island where I stayed at The Old Shipyard Beach Campground. It was a great spot and if you're looking for a great view you won't be disappointed if you go. Only about 25kms from Advocate Harbour, if the Bay is clear you get a great view of Cape Split and Halls Harbour. Both are places I'll be visiting on this trip!
My internet connection is coming and going so as I sit here in the front seat of my van I have to sign off so I can get these up for you to view. I'm now in Advocate and it's pouring rain. The next two days are going to be great! I'll try and get my advocate photos up before I leave here.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I'm just getting ready to leave Parrsborro but wanted to post a few images from my time here. I've had a great stay but it's now time to move on to Port Greville. It's another beautiful day today and this morning I was greeted with a wonderful sunrise. I awoke at 5am to hike around Partridge Island. The rocks were very slippery and I spent the first hour trying not to loose my balance and felt like I was regretting my decision to get out of bed, (aka out of the back of the van). It turned out to be a great hike and I even helped a local man clear out his fishing weir! Those photos will come later.
Young seagulls from my morning hike.
Also from my morning hike. I'm actually watching the tide moving past me...you can see it flowing right in front of me.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Sunday was the annual Not Since Moses Race held in Five Islands, NS. The race is organized around the tidal activity and takes place when the tide is at its lowest point. The participants run their choice of 5kms, 10kms and there is even a small race for the children. This event is awesome! It is so much fun especially for the kids. If you're looking for something to do with your family next year you need to do this race!
I've posted more photos here on my website. I can't wait to see this again next year.