The Bay of Fundy in Atlantic Canada is a unique place on its own, but Hopewell Rocks is probably is the most fascinating area of the bay.
This is the place where the vertical elevation of the water during the high tides reach an astonishing level, up to 46 feet or 14 meters, that’s right 46 feet.
In the morning, you can rent a kayak in Hopewell Rocks park and paddle around the cliffs and the rocks. And in afternoon hours when the tide is the low, you can walk at the bottom of the sea.
Shooting & Processing
It’s been 5 or 6 years since the last time I visited Hopewell Rocks Park and it became even more challenging to photograph it. Because of the growth of the trees around the observation points and decks, there are almost no spots left from where you can have wide and unobstructed views of the beautiful rocks.
I took 3 bracketed shots hand-held (-1, 0, +1) as I usually do. I used Preset Based Lightroom Editing. I described the process in Introduction to Lightroom Rapid Editing System.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Point Lobos (5, 21, 30 )
I had to crop photo more tightly than I wanted to get rid of the distracting tree on the left side. Also, I removed people from the bottom with the help of the Stamp Tool in Photoshop.
Total processing time: 5-10min.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, water).
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (rocks).