Low Tide at White Head Harbour (New Brunswick)

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I just returned from a week long trip to Atlantic Coast.  I spend the entire time on Grand Manan island which is one of the favorite spots in the entire Atlantic Canada. The island is located in the Canadian province of New Brunswick in the heart of Bay of Fundy.

The Bay of Fundy is famous for having the highest tides in the entire world, reaching 14 meters (46 feet) of vertical elevation.

The goal of the trip was to photograph the effects of the tide fluctuations on the landscapes and seascapes of the Grand Manan.

The featured photo I took in the early afternoon when the tide was lowest. It was hard to imagine that in the morning it was a busy fisherman bay with the heavy boat traffic. In the afternoon it was a desert.

Travel Photography - Low Tide at Grand Manan Island
Prince Edward Island. Wood Islands Lighthouse
Loc: 44.623044, -66.724094


It was a simple and uncomplicated shot. I used a tripod and took 3 bracketed shots.

Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony-16-70
Focal Length: 28mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority (A)
ISO: 100
Aperture: F8
Shutter: 1/400s
Bracketing: 3 (-1, 0, 1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442  – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D


It was a single RAW file editing.

I used the Natural preset from my Landscape Collection first and after I used TOOLKIT to boost colors and contrast.

The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Natural (1, 9, 16, 21, 33)

Photoshop: color correction, contrast, cleaning. I used the Stamp Tool to remove the debris from around the boat.

Photoshop Plugins: 

  • Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky mostly).
  • Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (boat, logs).