My husband's family is from Nova Scotia so we visit every 3-4 years. This time the occasion was a wedding. We had visited Peggy's Cove after dropping family members at the airport. In the middle of the day, it is hard to get a shot of this iconic site without busloads of people. We resolved to return before we left. Our hopes of sunset pictures were dashed by a flat grey sky, so we had a stellar seafood dinner in Lunenburg and returned to the closest overnight accommodations at Indian Cove. After setting my alarm, we arrived back at Peggy's Cove well before sunrise AND any other tourists. As dawn lighted the area the iconic lighthouse stood against the last of the clouds. The resat of the day was bright and sunny.
The 350 mile/580 Km pennisula that is Nova Scotia has 4000 miles of coastline. I've often said that it is hard to take a bad picture in Nova Scotia in the Summertime. I heard that the harbor at Pugwash was still frozen in May, so I've never been there in the winter.
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gildasjan (42204) 2011-08-24 1:18
Un très bon POV pour photographier ce phare dans le cadre vertical.Bien vue cette flaque d'eau au premier plan.
danos (89691) 2011-08-24 1:21
nice the view of the lighthouse at the edge of the rock.I like the created reflection on the little pond as the clarity of the shot.
finlay (1549) 2011-08-24 1:56
What a fantastic pov. The rocks make a great foreground with the all the cracks running between them. You have positioned the lighthouse nicely off a little right of centre, and there are wonderful soft tones in the sky behind.
For me though, its the close up view of the rock pool with the reflection of the lighthouse on its surface that really make this shot stand out.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-08-24 2:24
The point of view in low-angle shot is masterfully chosen. The composition makes best use of the diagonal of the water and the reflection. I like the contrast of the rectilinear architecture of the lighthouse over the round rocks. The light and the soft colors are pleasant. Bravo.
Have a nice day
timecapturer (49288) 2011-08-24 3:53
a wonderful POV and striking composition. Love the little tuft in the fg corner and the rough texturing of the rocks which contrast so effectively with the smooth white walled lighthouse. A first class image and intriguing presentation.
Have a great day - Brian.
dta (70387) 2011-08-24 5:24
hello Pat ,
That reminds a lot one of my posts . I don't know how to do a link , but you can find it in may gallery of "Bretagne" . The same kind of low POV with a reflection of a light house in a little pound . The contrasts are not strong here , because the cloudy sky , but I like the soft tonalities .
Well done .
saxo042 (37602) 2011-08-24 8:11
Clearly the same kind of ice polished rocks as we have in Scandinavia. The landscape here looks definitely familiar. A very well taken picture with the lighthouse and its reflection playing the major role.
xuaxo (6846) 2011-08-24 13:42
Great POV of the lighthouse, including the reflection. The rocks have a wonderful color.
pablominto (53744) 2011-08-25 5:30
It took a few years to polish those rocks and make them look like this!
A pleasant composition, the few elements are well placed in the frame, working nicely together...
the chosen point of view also provides a nice little reflection, I prefer to believe that is not accidental...
Atousa (7131) 2011-08-26 1:10
Great choice of vertical framing to show this lighthouse, its reflections n the wonderful cloudy sky.. very well composed with nice colors , atmosphere n texture of the sands.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
gunbud (34066) 2011-08-26 7:29
I know your frustration of getthing shots of famous place and arriving there with less than optimal light.
I see you resolved the situation by captureing a stunning reflection in the tidal pool.
Love textures to the rocky approach and sharp lines to the iconic beauty.
Warm Regards, Tom
Waylim (25368) 2011-08-27 0:51
One of the best of Peggy's Cove I have seen in a while. I wish to see it with my own eyes one day. Even if the light is not ideal, I like the melancholic mood and atmosphere. the way I expected of Nova Scotia.
Angshu (56460) 2011-08-29 2:23
Very subdues pre-dawn light & alos perhaps because of the clouds. The rocks create a nice perspective leading upto the lighthouse. The still water creates a good mirror like effect. Nice in vertical format!
jemaflor (88237) 2011-09-06 9:53
Well framed with the reflection on water, perfect presentation in a vertical format, tfs.
Longroute (19396) 2011-11-13 12:15
A lovely picture for every lighthouse lover like me! (:-)
It may sound strange to you but the place reminds me of Sardinia (actually I've posted a very similar photo at the beginning of my subscribing in TE...). Fine vertical format which allows a vertical development of the image from the pond in diagonal to the top of the LH. Simple and neat and therefore more enjoyable.
Hope everything is fine with you two,
- Copyright: Pat Lim (plimrn) (21344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-24
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon DSLR D700, AF-S VR NIKKOR 70-200 2.8
- Exposure: f/25.0, 1/2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lighthouses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-23 22:06
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