Sunrise at Blacks Harbour (New Brunswick)

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Blacks Harbour is a village in New Brunswick with a population of less than 1000. It is located on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. This is the place of the terminal from where the year-round ferry leaves for Grand Manan Island.

Every time I travel to Grand Manan Island, I arrive at Blacks Harbour very early in the morning to make sure I get to the very first ferry of the day. And while I am waiting in the line I have 30-40min to walk around the harbour and take a few early morning foggy shots.

Canada. New Brunswick. Blacks Harbour
Loc: 45.046617, -66.808683

Shooting & Processing

It was not necessary to bracket my shots because the fog served as the giant defuser making the overall lighting less dynamic. But, I  took 3 bracketed shots (-1, 0, +1) anyway as insurance.

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

First I applied Lightroom preset Drought 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: Drought (1, 8, 34)

Deconstructing Featured Photo


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

Photoshop Plugins: 

  • Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, water).
  • Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details, boost colors and reduce haziness of the fog.