Landscapes in Fundy National Park
"One of these days, I'm really going to take my time, and get some great shots outside." -Me, always. One of the things that attracts me to wedding photography and not to landscape photography is that at a wedding, things just happen. There's always something to take a picture of, but never a moment to waste and wonder. With landscape photography you have to get it right, and you can take the time to get it right - the trees and rocks aren't going anywhere and the sun takes its time to run its course. You can plan ahead and you can take it easy.
As usual, this was not one of those times. I had a meeting scheduled with some wedding photography clients back in Moncton, and some couples photos to shoot, so I didn't have a lot of time to spare on trees and streams. I stopped for a few shots and a couple long exposures in the shadier areas along the path to Laverty Falls in Fundy National Park.
We then headed back to Hopewell Rocks and had a walk along the ocean floor. I'd been there before, but never on such a busy or windy day. The place was swarming with other tourists and would-be landscape photographers. The wind whipped up the sand - tousling hair and stinging skin. The couple I was photographing had difficulty opening their eyes let alone standing up straight. (More on that in the next post).
The sky was bright and clear, the shadows dark and crisp. All the while, in between everything, I still managed to get a few landscape pictures that I liked.
But one of these days, I'm really going to take my time...