Posts Tagged ‘maritimes’

Green Ferns

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
Green Ferns

A bed of lush green fern found on the Fundy Trail. Slight exposure and saturation boost was employed.

Fuller Falls

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Fuller Falls

These are the Fuller Falls, located near St. Martins, N.B. on the Fundy Trail Parkway. The falls are at the bottom of a ravine, accessed via a cable ladder that leads you straight down the steep slope. It’s more like stairs with handrails, but it’s all made out of wire cable and slippery wood rungs. There is a handy observation deck at the bottom, complete with sturdy handrails that I used to rest the camera on for the slow exposure. Without the handrails, this photo would not have turned out.

The overcast skies and fog annoyed me at first, as I thought they would hinder any good landscape shots. But they actually helped out here as the reduced light allowed for longer exposures of the falls. This helps create a nice soft and smooth feel to the water. A circular polarizer was also used.

Fishing Boats in St. Martins (Panorama)

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Fishing boats resting on the mud at low tide in St. Martins, New Brunswick. This is a high-resolution panorama, scroll inside the image to zoom.

This post is an experiment using Microsoft’s Seadragon technology. By scrolling and panning inside the image, you can zoom in or out to reveal much more detail.

Low Tide

Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Low Tide

I took a drive out to St. Martin’s (New Brunswick, not the Carribean unfortunately) last weekend to try and see a little more maritime scenery than is available in Saint John. St. Martin is on the Bay of Fundy which is famous for having the highest tides in the world. I got there around low tide, and was amazed to see the boats were completely out of the water. At high tide they would be floating along side the docks. The Bay of Fundy apparently has areas with 50 foot tides. That is quite amazing.

The water shown in this image is actually a small river. I was standing on the bank of the river with the ocean about 100 meters behind me as I took the photo. If it were high tide, I’d have been in about 10 feet of water!