IPhriday – Low Tide

Looking south

Looking south – the shore is the part that’s reflecting (on the left,) and in front of the trees on the other side. The water is the grungy bit in the middle.  The dark parts are exposed river bed.

There was a storm surge today in Maritime Canada caused by an extreme low pressure system and the fact that we have just had a new moon – when tides are most extreme. There was extensive damage in the Bay of Fundy, but none that I’ve heard of in PEI. The high winds didn’t help.  The converse of the extra-high tide is an extra-low tide, which we noticed around supper time.

Looking North

Looking North – the shore is the part that’s reflecting on the right and the mottled part in the middle. The river is flowing on the left.

Looking North

Looking North from closer to the bridge: the shore and river are more obvious in this photo.

This post is late for the WordPress Photo Challenge of April 1 on the subject of Landscape and you can see other entries here.

Looking west

Looking west – Not so much a photo of the low tide, but you can see a gravel bar on the far side of the river and if you click on the photo to enlarge it you will notice a lone Canada Goose (we think it’s injured) in the river current.

This post is also for the iPhriday challenge begun by Gray Days and Coffee. You can look for other iPhriday participants by searching for the category or the tags.  The three wide photos were taken on an iPhone 6 using Hueless and edited in Lightroom on an iMac and the fourth was taken with the iPhone Camera.



iPhriday Phog (again)

A week ago the temperature swung from -20 Celsius to +10 Celsius in 36 hours.  Result: Fog (Phog)

This first photo looks upriver past our shoreline at the right and includes open water, ice breaking in lines parallel to the shore, and water over ice in the background.


During a real winter the “pond” on the right freezes and pick-up hockey games have been held on it. But the last time I saw one of those was at least 10 years ago.  The pond drains away in spring and all but its bottom is planted with whatever is grown in that field in that summer.  Mr. IDWE in the yellow slicker.


Farm buildings obscured by the weather.




Shot Wednesday, February 17, for iPhriday on Feb 19 with an iPhone 6 and quickly uploaded before I headed to the airport to catch a flight to Cuba.  WordPress was totally uncooperative; the pictures weren’t visible in the media library or in the draft, so I had to abandon the post.  I’m back now and the photos did eventually finish uploading so here it is, one week late.

Green Paint and Orange Dirt

Vernon Bridge Wharf under wraps

Vernon Bridge wharf under wraps

In Vernon Bridge there is a small shellfishery off a small wharf.  The wharf  is lifted out every winter and put back every spring. Over the winter, the deck of the wharf is stored on a bit of land which juts out to the left of where the wharf is in the next picture.

Two boats, Vernon River at Vernon Bridge, Split Toning, October 2014

Two boats, Vernon River at Vernon Bridge, Split Toning, October 2014. (Not vibrant)

For some reason, this winter the wharf is draped in heavy plastic splashed with vivid green paint. The orange is from rust on the wharf and from PEI soil, which is red/orange, from the iron oxide in the soil.

I hope you enjoy these vibrant abstracts – which also include (dead) mussels and other small (dead) sea creatures – as much as I enjoyed photographing them.

Vernon Bridge Wharf under wraps

Vernon Bridge wharf under wraps

Vernon Bridge Wharf under wraps

Vernon Bridge wharf under wraps

My second entry for the Word Press Photo Challenge “Vibrant” – which you can visit here.


Shellfishery on the Vernon River.

Shellfisher on the Vernon River.

I live on an Island (THE Island, Prince Edward Island) on a tidal river.  There is only one kind of ‘afloat” here!

This photo was a taken in early November 2009. I’ve never seen this boat since!

For more responses, some of them aerial, to this week’s WordPress photo challenge, “Afloat” look here.


Black and White Geese on Ice

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Click on the photo for a larger version!

A little while back I posted photos of ‘our’ flock of Canada Geese taking off for the day. This is one I hadn’t posted. Unfortunately we’ve had too much snow for the geese to find food so all but about 20 of them have flown on (to Toronto?) or much further south.

This photo was converted to black and white, and I added a bit of split toning in Lightroom: highlight hue 62 (beige?), saturation 13; shadow hue 188 (blue-green), saturation 22. I added the black corners because the photo looked old-fashioned.

Ben Rowe of Aperture 64 challenged me to post a black and white photo per day for five days and to challenge five other bloggers to do the same. (Yeah, chain letters for bloggers…) My first response was here.

Canada Geese Morning Commute

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Before the geese leave for the day, there is much stretching, wing flapping, walking around, and forming groups.  The photo above is of the west bank of the river.  The geese share the open water with ducks: mergansers, golden eyes, mallards and black ducks.   The photo below is of the upper end of the open water. You can see, by the line of greenish brown, where they spent the night!

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On this morning, they were taking off towards the north.  This gang looks like they’re walking to church in Vernon River.

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This group headed briefly towards me, then turned north to follow those who had already left.

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You can check out yesterday’s post which has photos of geese in the air and which talks a bit more about the habits of this flock of about 3000.