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Craigleith shoreline at Georgian Bay

 

Last Saturday I spent the day up at Craigleith, near Collingwood, Ontario on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. For landscape photography it is hard to beat the impressive vistas that abound on Georgian Bay. From Killbear to Killarney, the Bruce Peninsula, Flower Pot Island, and the 30,000 Islands the opportunities are endless. The shoreline at Craigleith is of special interest not just for the lovely scenes over the open water but also for the number of fossils that can easily be found here. After helping my daughter look for fossils along the rocky shore, I decided to try a few quick handheld landscapes and crashing wave images. I had to try them handheld as I hadn’t really planned on doing much photography so I left the tripod at home. Yikes! As soon as I saw the incoming waves crashing into the rocky shoreline I sure wished that I had brought the tripod along. I will most certainly be planning a return visit, preferably during windy conditions for some really big waves. Here are a few of the handheld wave images I captured on this day as well as one of the better fossils that we found embedded in the rocky shoreline. The fossil is that of a Trilobite which is roughly 300-400 millions of years old.

The wave images were all photographed with the Nikon D800 and a Nikon 80-400mm VR lens with a polarizing filter attached. The two wider view photos were photographed with the Nikon 12-24mm lens and polarizer on my Nikon D800. To bring out the details in the crashing waves I used the Photoshop plug-in, Color Efex 4 from Nik Software and selected the ‘Tonal Contrast’ filter to emphasize the details in the splashing water.

Hope you enjoy these photo and do remember to click on each image to see the larger, sharper version.

Incoming waves on Georgian Bay

Craigleith shoreline at Georgian Bay

Incoming waves on Georgian Bay

Trilobite fossil at Craigleith, Ontario

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