Visiting Lunenburg Nova Scotia

When visiting the East Coast of Canada many people stay in Halifax for a number of days. Using this city as a ‘home base’ makes visiting Lunenburg Nova Scotia accessible by way of a short hour and fifteen minute drive by car.

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Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 40.6mm, efov 109.6mm, f/8, 1/640, ISO-160

The Old Town area of Lunenburg is only one of two urban communities designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites in North America.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 16.1mm, efov 43.5mm, f/5, 1/320, ISO-160

Wandering along the harbour-side streets provides a wide variety of image possibilities.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO-160

Many of the buildings are brightly painted, adding splashes of colour to your photographs.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 46.1mm, efov 124.5mm, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO-160

There are also many interesting boats of various shapes and sizes that can make interesting compositions.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 14.4mm, efov 38.9mm, f/8, 1/320, ISO-160

If you are lucky the Bluenose II may be in port, providing you with an opportunity to tour this iconic vessel.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 44.2mm, efov 119.3mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-160

Some regular maintenance was being done to the Bluenose II during our visit to Lunenburg.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 52mm, efov 140.4mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-160

Fans of nautical photography will enjoy exploring image opportunities along the waterfront.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 13.6mm, efov 36.7mm, f/8, 1/160, ISO-160

Some of the docks and walkways provide additional photographic opportunities.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO-400

No visit to Lunenburg would be complete without strolling along the streets with their brightly coloured buildings.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 22.9mm, efov 61.8mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-160

You’ll also find some interesting signage and period architecture.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 12.1mm, efov 32.7mm, f/7.1, 1/125, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/8, 1/100, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 24.2mm, efov 65.3mm, f/7.1, 1/30, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 76.4mm, efov 206.3mm, f/7.1, 1/100, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 46.1mm, efov 124.5mm, f/7.1, 1/400, ISO-160

You’ll also find some interesting murals while strolling through the town.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 91.5mm, efov 247.1mm, f/7.1, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 19.2mm, efov 51.8mm, f/5.6, 1/1250, ISO-160

We stayed on the outskirts of Lunenburg and I was greeted with the image opportunity below after returning from a late day visit to the Blue Rocks.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10.9mm, efov 29.4mm, f/8, 1/50, ISO-400

If you enjoyed these images you may want to consider our Nova Scotia Photography Tour eBook, which is available for $12.99 CDN.

 

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