Prince Edward Island Photography
The Island is relatively small and one can drive from coast to coast in only a few hours. With the exception of private property, most places are easily accessible by car but calling PEI home for 30 years can easily ignore all of this and it quickly becomes something taken for granted and routine. When I retired my paintbrush for a camera almost 10 years ago, I was focused on travel and kept my camera unused when at home. That was unfortunate because with a little bit of effort, Prince Edward Island has so much to offer.
With each passing year, my effort to keep my image library growing increases (more about this after today’s photo). It’s a slow process chasing and waiting for interesting light and weather but it can also be a rewarding one.
Today’s Image – Cape Turner
With over 800km of coastline, the high content of rust in the soil produces our visibly red identity which is especially saturated during the first 10 minutes of sunrise or last 10 minutes of sunset. The Gulf Shore Parkway that connects Cavendish and Rustico has many access points down to the beach and the base of our eroding shoreline. Located at N 46 29.087 W 63 18.668, Cape Turner is a somewhat hidden cove with fewer visitors but is unique in that it faces east and directly into the rising sun. As a result, it’s also completely shaded during sunset.
Update: I’ve had a few comments about the over saturated reds and while I had debated toning them down – decided to leave them as the camera recorded it. For the first 10 minutes of a clear day, a longer exposure (only 2 seconds here) really increases the color depth of these reds.
Staying On Track
While my daily photo blog kept me constantly thinking about tomorrow and what I needed to do to keep the site current, I also had to avoid visiting the same familiar places day after day. About a year ago, I took the Tourism Visitors Map and using push pins, marked off places that returned decent results. You’d think I could have done this digitally…. but now looking at the map 12 months later, it’s interesting to see it filling in but more importantly, how much I’m still missing.