Grand Manan Island – Southwest Head Light (New Brunswick)

I love visiting Grand Manan Island which located in the heart of the Bay of Fundy. I consider it to be one of the ultimate photography destinations. It is simply beautiful.

Normally, when I travel to Atlantic Canada, I dedicate one full day to spend on Grand Manan. I always take the very first ferry in the morning and after 2-hour ride I arrive at Grand Manan around 9am.

Grand Manan Island - Southwest Head Light (New Brunswick)
Canada. New Brunswick. Grand Manan Island. North Head
Loc: 44.600245, -66.904422

It is always foggy in the morning and you have to wait at least an hour for the sun to start burning fog away. Every time I visit Grand Manan, the fog starts to disappear from the southern tip of the island – Southwest Head. This is where I always drive after arriving at the island and start my photo exploration from there.

This year it was no different, except that it took almost 3 hours for the fog to completely disappear.

Interesting fact: The Grand Manan has free public WiFi access and it covers the entire island, it is extremely convenient when you travel.

Shooting & Processing

I took 3 bracketed shots on a tripod (-1, 0, +1). The challenge was to find big enough spot to set up a tripod.

I used single RAW image editing in Lightroom. I described the process in Introduction to Lightroom Rapid Editing System.

First I applied Lightroom preset Natural from my Landscape Collection and later I used TOOLKIT to adjust exposure mostly because the photo was a bit underexposed.

The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Natural (2, 9, 17, 30)

Deconstructing Featured Photo


Lightroom: import, tagging, preset based processing (Natural preset from Landscape Collection)
Photoshop: color correction, contrast, cleaning.

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by Viktor Elizarov
I am a travel photographer and educator from Montreal, Canada, and a founder of PhotoTraces. I travel around the world and share my experiences here. Feel free to check my Travel Portfolio and download Free Lightroom Presets.

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