Sometimes you can find good photography opportunities when you least expect it. Along the way to my accountant’s place I found some fun little spots to stop and shoot.
This geometrical shaped fence caught my eye along with the tree and hills in the background. The stark black of the fence against the pale brown of the grass made it stand out and immediately drw my eye.
I love water and I love old buildings, like this barn, so when the two come together I must pull over and get a photograph.
My favourite from the day was this boathouse and dock on a small lake. The light fog gave it an eerie feeling. If the fog wasn’t there I probably would not have stopped for this.
It’s fun when you’re out on a drive to go down the back roads to see what things can be the subject of your photos.
I got up extra early this morning in the hopes of seeing an epic sunrise. Unfortunately that did not happen as I envisioned it. The clouds had gathered and it was looking pretty sketchy on whether it would rain on not.
Blue hour on Hope Bay
As the sun got higher in the sky it started to light up all the clouds with these beautiful colours which reflected off the bay. I thought to myself there was hope that the rain would not fall.
More of Hope Bay Sunrise
And so I was wrong. After the shoot I walked back to the campsite and packed up the car. I thought I would walk over to the camp office for a tea and snack. As I got over to their little patio the heavens parted and the deluge began. Luckily it didn’t last more than an hour but it was going to be a damp hike today at Sydney Bay Bluff.
Things were definitely wet in the forest and although I had a rain jacket on, the rest of me was very wet by the time I was midway through the hike. I was a little nervous on this hike. For some reason I had the idea that I would run into a bear. Well, of course, I didn’t but it was a little nerve-racking. Now don’t get all advice-y on me. I wore my bear bell and let me tell you, that thing was probably why I was so nervous.
Even though I seemed to jump at every sound I still had a great time. The bluffs offer some amazing views of the bays below and when the weather is not the greatest there is the possibility of some epic cloud cover.
Foggy Morning Hike
Needless to say I made it through my hike with no bear in site but my nerves a little raw from the sound of the clanging bear bell. How do people deal with this? Until next time…and hopefully another Bear-less hike.
Back on the road again and this time we’re headed from Corner Brook to King’s Point. Before leaving the Corner Brook area we went to check out Lark Harbour, a small cove surrounded by mountains. A small overlook is part of a trail system called Cedar Cove.
Cedar Cove Trail
King’s Point is a town north of Springdale in the central part of the island. After checking into our rooms we decided drive up the peninsula before heading to dinner. Heading north we found a couple different rocky beaches before getting into the town of Harry’s Harbour. There we met a gentleman who told us to climb down a short path to a small beach where a sea stack stood with its lone tree.
We couldn’t believe our luck! After spending about an hour here exploring the beach we knew we had to get back to the hotel to get some dinner in us but as we pulled up we decided to explore the area before the beautiful light vanished for the day.
The late day sun was spectacular and during dinner a small rain shower appeared and we were shown a double rainbow. I think Newfoundland was tempting us to stay.
Another early morning for me as I woke before dawn to find the perfect spot to catch the sunrise. As I drove around the park I saw Egg Rock Light in the early dawn light so I stopped for a quick shot before moving on to a more permanent spot.
Egg Rock Light
Originally I was thinking of a particular area but I wasn’t to sure how safe it would be to get down to so I found a nice spot fairly close to the campgrounds to get settled in for the show.
I found others from the nearby camps that had come down to enjoy the sun’s appearance or to meditate in its glow. Listening to the waves hit the shore help one get into the meditation mode. I could easily just sit here all day enjoying Mother Nature.
As the sun rose and the pretty colors had gone for the morning I headed back to camp to sneak in a nap before doing some more exploring of the area. I wanted to check out the Schoodic Peninsula which has Acadia’s National Park’s most recent campground. The Peninsula is less travelled area of the park which make it a nice drive or bike ride along the shoreline. At the top of the peninsula was a little fishing village that had a great lunch spot right on the docks.
Of course I had to try out their shrimp rolls and I was not disappointed. The view was pretty spectacular too.
Getting up early to photograph the sunrise we were once again presented with a cloudless sky. Luckily we didn’t venture to far and had decided to photograph the sunrise steps away from our door.
Today’s plan was to head to a waterfall in the area and then take a hike through Petroglyphs Provincial Park. I took a few photos of the waterfall but it was the light coming through the trees behind me that was more interesting.
Soon it was off to the park to get some shots of the petroglyphs. When we got to the park and realized that we were not allowed to photograph the petroglyphs we were disappointed but decided to explore the park and what it had to offer.
We were here to see the whole park not just the famous petroglyphs.
Wacky in Petroglyphs PP
Couse we got a little wacky and posed for another portrait. You know, just to prove we were there. LOL