Sunday, June 17, 2012
Photos: Lighthouse and Waves at Peggy's Cove
Nova Scotia's Peggy's Cove is sufficiently picturesque to warrant posting a few more photos. Its lighthouse is an icon and has helped safely guide boats into the harbor since 1914, as did a predecessor lighthouse since 1868.The smoothness of the rocks in this photo are evidence that the waves must crash over these rocks at times. I hope that tourists walking around take notice and do not risk getting swept away during rough, high seas.
We drove from Cape Breton Island at the northern tip of Nova Scotia, so we did not reach Peggy's Cove, which is south of Halifax, until very late afternoon. That gave time to catch a few photos of the soft light and shadows near the end of the day.
Lobster traps on the dock are the quintessential image of Nova Scotia's coastline, so naturally I had to try my hand (actually, my tripod) on such a photo. I try to use a tripod whenever possible. It allows a slower shutter speed to achieve greater depth of field, which is important for scenes like this.
This photo shows the contrast between the calm waters of the cove and the rough seas of the north Atlantic.