Peggy’s Cove at Sunset


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I was staying with a friend about a 15-20 min drive from Peggy’s Cove and left under clear blue skies, with lots of time to catch magic light, back in the days in which travel was a thing. But, as so often happens along the Atlantic coast on warm summer days, as the sun sets and the temperatures cool, clouds form along the horizon, mist forms, fog that was sitting offshore waiting for opportunity to creep into shore begins to move in, so anticipated magic light can be brief, non-existent, or just different. A solution is to just keep visiting the location, capture whatever interesting takes Mother Nature decides to present us with until you can get what was in your head. When travelling, though, many repeats are often a luxury we just don’t have, so don’t fret about what could have been and enjoy what is. The magic hour on this evening may have been brief and not as anticipated, but it was a feast for the eyes and the soul.


Because of my angle, you are seeing St. Margarets Bay and the land on the other side of the bay beyond the lighthouse. Peggy’s Cove is part of the Chebucto Peninsula, the land on the other side is the Aspotogan Peninsula.That rocky point with the lighthouse, though, is pointing straight into the Atlantic Ocean. The air smells like salt water, peat, juniper and black spruce. It’s a place to breathe deeply.


This panoramic image consists of 18 images, not taken on a tripod, as I really only had minutes to run to this spot and shortly after I finished shooting, the light was gone.  I had to straighten the images before stitching.  On hindsight, I should have used the grid feature my camera would’ve provided if I had beckoned it.


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