Sunrise at Blacks Harbour (New Brunswick)

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Blacks Harbour is a village in New Brunswick with the population of less than 1000. It is located on the coast of 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 an 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

Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 16-70mm
Focal Length: 28mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F5.6
Shutter: 1/80
Bracketing: 3 shots (-1, 0, +1 )
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442  – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D


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.