Photo of the Day:
Prince Edward Island, Canada
It’s been several years since I last spent time at Prince Edward Island, Canada, and it’s a return trip long overdue. I’m not sure what I enjoyed most about this area, the landscape, seascape, the people or the lobster dinners. I mean really, McLobster Sandwiches on top of everything else! Yes, I tried one…or perhaps two.
It was actually a very unplanned trip the first time I made my way by ferry to P.E.I. since I was actually driving across country to photograph Nova Scotia. Until I reached the coast of New Brunswick I’d never heard of the Island. I am so happy I decided to board the ferry expecting to spend a few days there, days which in the end turned into two weeks. Never did get to spend any time in Nova Scotia and still haven’t. I have however returned to Prince Edward Island several times during all four seasons and look forward to having time to revisit places and the friends I’d made along the way.
This image of the dory was captured along a back-road at a spot called Savage Harbor. I walked down the shore to where the boat was tied and began shooting quickly as a storm was fast approaching. I wanted to take advantage of the mirror like surface of the bay so wasted little time. The rain held off which allowed me to take some additional time to dislodge the boat from the mud and angle it out into the water which made for a more interesting composition.
The tide was going out so I had to place the boat in one position, wait for the ripples from moving it to disappear before letting it loose, then grabbing the shot once it hit the right spot which draws the viewers eye into the photograph. This was repeated a number of times until finally the sky opened up in a big way. This is still one of my favorite images from my all my visits. There’s just a peacefulness about it. A simple shot reflecting a more simple time perhaps.