Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is almost a symbol of Nova Scotia. Situated in the historic fisherman’s village with the same name, it’s one of the most photographed landmark in the Maritime Canada. The whole historic fishing village is very picturesque with lots of things to see, but the lighthouse literally stands out.
Here is the famous lighthouse in the fire-red light of the sunset. I took it right before the sun was completely gone.
Wandering on the rocky Atlantic shore of the village, it got quite late, but I wanted to take this sunset shot. Unfortunately, by the time I climbed a rock nearby, the sun disappeared and I was quite sure I missed it.
My husband encouraged me to wait and see what happens – he was right 🙂 Suddenly the last rays of light appeared from behind the horizon spraying an incredible red color on the sky! – What a great good luck 🙂
I didn’t have the tripod (I almost never use it), so I tried to fix my legs as hard as I could on the ground and got the shot. * I like the fact that I captured the man standing nearby the lighthouse – it shows so nicely the scale of the structure. I can call this “Minimalism” in landscape photography using the “Rule of Thirds”
This historic building has been photographed in all light conditions, from all possible angles and points of view. However at sunset it’s just magnificent, especially with the cloud formations above the water, and the continuously changing sunlight – No two instances are the same.
Peggy’s Cove lighthouse is definitely a popular place, not only for its beauty, but also for its position on top of those big boulders entering deeply into the ocean.
If you want to see more pictures from this picturesque village, I have them in my Peggy’s Cove gallery