So, I was not as courageous as Ivan, but I also spent part of the day taking pictures. I left my house at around noon (quite respectable) and headed out to a place called Peggy's Cove which is about 45 minutes from me. It is one of the most photographed places in Atlantic Canada, because of the quaint fishing village and the lighthouse that sits on a granite outcrop. I wanted to take images that showed other sights. The weather was not great. Cloudy. Rather grey. And no sunset even though I sat and waited. I took about 100 pics, deleted quite a few, and these are a few of the best.
Granite boulder, nr Peggy's Cove
Just before you arrive at Peggy's Cove there are 'fields' of granite boulders deposited by glaciers. Some large rocks sit on top of little rocks. I like this pic because the large rock really stands out against the background and the colour of the plants in the background add contrast. I used photoshop to sharpen the rock and adjusted the levels plus hue/saturation to bring out the colour in the background/sky.
I like this picture simply because it draws you right into the middle very quickly. I used the shadows/highlight to bring the colour out in the sky and adjusted the hue/saturation to bring the colour out in the rocks and vegetation. All very slightly.
Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove
This is the famous lighthouse. I wanted a different image. So I accentuated the gorgeous granite rocks rather than the lighthouse. Again, I adjusted the hue/saturation very slightly to bring out the colour in the rocks.