Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sunset at Spencer's Island

Of all the sights I typically photograph around the Bay of Fundy, I rarely take a photo of a sunset. However, when I stepped out of my car at Spencer's Island (on the loop from Parrsboro to Joggins to Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia) into this textured and tinted scene, well, what could I do?

During the Age of Sail Fundy's little villages and towns were abustle with the design, construction and launching of huge ships that sailed around the world. This was especially true in the upper part of the Bay where the receding tides provided a natural dry dock for both construction and repairs.

It doesn't take much imagination then, for a local, to picture a barkentine or brigantine in this picture. I must say I had John O'Brien on my mind when I took this photo - having just attended a show at Ship's Company Theatre about his life and work as Nova Scotia painter of ship portraits at the height of the Age of Sail. I think this is just the sort of pre-storm sky he may have fancied!

4 comments:

Deborah Carr said...

Beautiful shot, Terry - Some of my best sunset images have been taken in the Five Islands area. Despite the rainy summer, there have been some spectacular days around the bay this year...towering clouds add interest.

Darcey Cameron said...

Nice picture, the family cottage is right in front of the island right on the beach. Theres so many nice pictures to be taken there

Rich Pomietlasz said...

Spent many days on that beach in the summer as a boy. My mom was a Haggerty and grew up just up the road. Have to get there for one more sunset.

Malcolm said...

Wow Mum that's gorgeous! Kudos...