Covehead Harbour Lighthouse (Prince Edward Island)

I love lighthouses.  For me, they symbolize fusion of pure landscapes, architecture and history which are also the essential elements of travel photography. At the same time, lighthouses indicate the proximity of the shore. As you may notice the seascapes are my favorite types of landscapes and there is nothing better to improve your seascape composition then lighthouse.

Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the smallest province in Canada but it probably has highest concentration of the lighthouses in the whole world. The island is only 200km long and 50 km wide but it has 63 lighthouses shuttered along its shore.

The featured lighthouse is Covehead Harbour Lighthouse which located in Prince Edward Island National Park. In my top image, I wanted to convey the feeling of simplicity and elegance at the same time, the same way I see at PEI. I used classical composition with predominant primary colors (red, blue, green).

Travel Photography Blog - Canada. Prince Edward Island National Park
Canada. Prince Edward Island
Loc: 46.43017, -63.1419

This photo is the view of Covehead Harbour Lighthouse from the sea.

Prince Edward Island National Park - Covehead Harbour Lighthouse
Canada. Prince Edward Island National Park
Loc: 46.43017, -63.1419

Deconstructing Featured Photo

Travel Photography Blog: 3 Bracketed Shots (-1; 0; +1)

Camera: Canon 60
Lens:  Sigma 17-70mm
Focal Length: 17mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F10
Bracketing: 3 shots (-1; 0; +1)
Tripod: hand-held

Processing: HDR Processed in HRD Expose 3 

Lightroom: import, tagging, export to HDR Expose 3
HDR Expose 3: I used 3  photos to tone map image ( -1; 0, +1). 32-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom. (check my review HDR Expose 3 – King of Natural Looking HDR)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop:  cleaning, contrast.

Photoshop Plugins:

  • Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky)
  • Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements (grass, lighthouse)
Archiving: I save all my photos as JPEG (quality: 100%) at full resolution and with the help of the Lightroom plugin, I synchronized them with my portfolio on SmugMug for safekeeping, sharing, image hosting and online sales.

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