Fun in the Sky – PEI Aerial Photography
I spend alot of time looking at maps. Either it be paper or software, I like having that overview visual of any location I’m photographing. In fact – When the software I use to keep my images organized announced all the newest and latest features – I was most excited for the ability to tag images to a digital map. Having this overview is great but seeing it for yourself is a completely different experience and what can be better then flying over Prince Edward Island in a small 4 seater Cessna?
Holding out for good weather can be frustrating but I recently took to the skies for my first flight of 2012. Here are just a few of the images created in early July 2012.
I really need to do this more often.
Today’s Image – Cape Tryon
I have talked about this lighthouse a few times in previous posts as it’s one of the most photographed and famous of the 63 lighthouses surrounding Prince Edward Island. It also happens to be declared as surplus and the risk of loosing it is very real. The land from the Cape Tryon Lighthouse (lower right) all the way to the New London Lighthouse (center top) is all part of the L.M. Montgomery Seashore.
Above: I need a boat! The Malpeque Harbour Approach Light stands tall on the inside of Fish Island (the eastern tip of Hog Island). With a steal frame structure and an enclosed top, this range appears to be standing on stilts. Who has a boat that can get me here?
Above: Another but closer view of the L.M. Montgomery Seashore with views of the New London Bay, French River, and Springbrook.
Above: The New London Lighthouse at the entrance to the New London Bay between French River and the Cavendish Sandspits. Here is a closer view of the lighthouse on the night of the supermoon.
Above: Just before the entrance to the Cavendish campgrounds starts the Homestead Trail. This is an 8.8 km loop through wooded areas bordered by water and fields.
Above: Looking back at North Rustico and the start of the Gulf Shore Parkway running west into Cavendish.
Above: Covehead Bay is located in the center of the Brackley to Dalvay portion of the PEI National Park. To the lower left is the Stanhope Beach Resort & Conference Centre.
Above: Another view of Covehead Harbour and the Covehead Lighthouse. As luck would have it, a fishing boat as well!
Above: The only lighthouse within the PEI National Park boundaries and right on the Gulf Shore Parkway, the Covehead Harbour Lighthouse is easily even more popular and more photographed than either the Cape Tryon or New London lights.
Above: In a post early this year, I photographed the disappearing dunes and how a lake connected it’s way to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Here is the high level view of that changing landscape.
Above: The winding road from Brackely to Robinson Island.
Above: The Lake of Shining Waters in Park Corner.
Above: More and more coastline is becoming private summer homes and fancy cottages.
Above: And because I don’t want this entire series to be all about water and coastline, here is an interior shot of some farm land.