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New Brunswick

29 Jul

Panorama view of one of the lakes in Rockwood Park, Saint John

Using the Thanksgiving long weekend last year, we flew to New Brunswick for a short vacation. One of the excuses for this 4-day trip was that I didn’t get enough practices with the camera. Therefore, I needed to go somewhere and “practice”, and along the way “bring” the missus.

To many people, New Brunswick isn’t really famous for tourism and for sure isn’t crowded with tourists at all. But there is Fundy National Park and the Hopewell Rocks for sightseeing. We started our journey from Saint John, picked up a rental car and drove along the south coast along the Bay of Fundy that connects to Atlantic Ocean.

Fundy National Park

Before sunset, we arrived at Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park. It was at low tide. It was told at high tide, the water level could be somewhere from 32 to 46 feet above the beach level.

Later that day, we drove to Confederation Bridge that connects New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (PEI). The bridge, at 12.9 kilometers (8 miles) long, is the longest bridge in the world. The speed limit on the bridge is only 60 kmph. It feels like a long time to drive from one end to the other. We crossed the bridge and drove all the way to West Point in PEI to see the sunset, since we missed that part of the island in our 2008 Nova Scotia-PEI trip.

We spent the night in Moncton and got up early in the morning to catch the sunrise at Hopewell Rocks. In the early morning, it’s low tide again and we walked on the beach. We had the whole beach to ourselves for more than an hour and took these nice pictures. Due to the high contrast caused by the angle of the sunlight, the left side of the rocks where it faced the sun had bright warm color, but the other side was very dark. Therefore, I had to use exposure bracketing and later created HDR images from them. I wrote about HDR images in a previous post.

On the way back to Saint John

City of Saint John – downtown, Rockwood Park, Reversing Falls

Copyright © 2011 Jenson Yu. All rights reserved.
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