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Writing with Light

Touching the Clouds

As I mentioned earlier this week, I attended a landscape photography workshop with photographer Ethan Meleg this past weekend. Before I go any further, if you haven’t checked out Ethan’s work yet please do. Honestly you’ll be blown away. Aside from being a very talented photographer he’s an amazing teacher, tour guide and all around nice guy.

The workshop took place in Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Tobermory is part of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario – a strip of land separating Lake Huron from Georgian Bay.

The biggest challenge last weekend was keeping my equipment dry as it rained off and on all day Saturday. Although there were moments of brilliance when the sun peaked through the clouds every so often. It’s been a hectic week and I’m still working on processing all my images but here’s one from Halfway Log Dump on Lake Huron. This beach with pristine waters was were harvested logs were dumped in the winter  and then floated to sawmills in the spring…hence it’s name.

I used my 10 stop ND filter for this long exposure.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really looks better) or to Purchase a Print.

Rocks, Halfway Log Dump, Lake Huron, Tobermory, landscape, long exposure

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49 responses

  1. Wow, that’s gorgeous!! It has such a dream-like quality to it. I can’t wait to see the rest :).

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    September 27, 2012 at 7:40 am

  2. Beautiful Edith. I’m really looking forward to your other pictures.

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    September 27, 2012 at 7:52 am

  3. Rick

    Awesome image! This is one of your best!

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    September 27, 2012 at 7:55 am

  4. Ken Rowland

    Great image. I love the down low perspective and the detail in the foreground. Nicely done!

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    September 27, 2012 at 8:04 am

  5. BEAUTIFUL!! Love Black and white…

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    September 27, 2012 at 8:51 am

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Edith! Love the tones and contrasting textures. And the clouds are brilliant.

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    September 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

  7. Stunning image Edith. The 10 stop ND is my best friend in places like this.

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    September 27, 2012 at 8:59 am

  8. I really like that, love the way you can see the rocks under the surface in the foreground.

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    September 27, 2012 at 10:08 am

  9. Beautiful shot, love how the rocks show through at the bottom, well done Edith

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    September 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

  10. Lovely mood and good black and white conversion! I like!

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    September 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

  11. Nice work Edith considering the conditions. The Big Stopper has smoothed out the water really well.

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    September 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  12. I just love pictures in black and white and this one is absolutely beautiful!

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    September 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  13. Mark Summerfield

    Nice simple, clean composition which the B&W treatment suits perfectly.

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    September 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

  14. Len

    Pretty amazing shot Edith. Love the tones and that water is killer. I’ve not heard of Ethan before. I will go check out his site.

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    September 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    • Thanks so much Len. I really enjoyed the workshop with Ethan. He was terrific.

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      September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

  15. This is absolutely stunning! I love the natural drama in the scene and how you’ve managed to pull all the character of the setting out to share here with us. Awesome work here, Edith, absolutely top drawer!!

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    September 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

  16. Great shot Edith. I just love the results that you got from the 10 step filter!

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    September 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  17. sedge808

    Excellent long exposure.

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    September 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

  18. The detail is amazing Edith.
    Perfect exposure!!

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    September 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  19. Lovely work! I really like the way the shapes of the pebbles, the boulders, and the clouds echo one another.

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    September 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm

  20. A beautiful landscape picture. The tones are so rich and almost pops out of the frame. The long exposure makes the sea look dream-like. The soft light from an not so pleasant day in rain, made it all worthwhile it seems. Well done, Edith!

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    September 30, 2012 at 4:52 am

  21. Gorgeous photo! It really works well in black and white.

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    October 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm

  22. Simply beautiful! Great work… bill

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    October 24, 2012 at 12:38 am

  23. Hi, it looks so cool. I must learn from it. thanks for liking my posting

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    October 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

  24. This is truly a stunning image Edith! I love the ethereal quality to it!

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    November 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

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