Nikon 1 V3 Nova Scotia Images

Since I’ve been featuring Nikon 1 J5 images in my recent series of Nova Scotia photography tour articles, I thought readers may like to view some Nikon 1 V3 Nova Scotia images.

While I have made the switch over to the Nikon 1 J5 for the vast majority of my still photography, my wife prefers using a Nikon 1 V3 with the kit 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom lens. This article shares a selection of Nikon 1 V3 Nova Scotia images my wife captured during our recent trip.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 15mm, efov 40.5mm, f/4.5, 1/2000, ISO-160

The image above was captured at the harbour in Peggy’s Cove. I liked the jumble of fishing gear in the foreground of the image and how it helps to frame the fishing boat. I hope my back isn’t too distracting…at least its my ‘good side’.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 16mm, efov 43.2mm, f/4.5, 1/1600, ISO-160

This photograph was captured while exploring the expansive rock formations at Peggy’s Cove. One of the things that my wife really likes about the Nikon 1 V3 is the levelling graphic.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 18mm, efov 48.6mm, f/4.5, 1/1600, ISO-160

We visited the Swissair Flight 111 Memorial on our way to Peggy’s Cove. The image above is of the pathway leading to the memorial.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 13mm, efov 35mm, f/4.5, 1/800, ISO-160

The Lunenburg harbour, pictured above, is a great place to spend time with your camera. This view looks across the bay, away from the main town.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 19mm, efov 51.3mm, f/4.5, 1/500, ISO-400

My wife is an avid gardener. One of the locations we specifically planned to include on our trip was the Annapolis Historic Garden.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5, 1/640, ISO-160

The quaint town of Annapolis Royal is steeped in history and has a lovely boardwalk along the waterfront.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5, 1/640, ISO-160

The images above and below were both captured at Burntcoat Head. Many photographers like to take comparison images during both low and high tides.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5, 1/400, ISO-160

Due to our schedule, we only had time to visit for about 45 minutes during low tide conditions. This did allow us to explore the Bay of Fundy sea floor.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5.6, 1/2500, ISO-400

While in the town of Pictou we visited the Hector Heritage Quay. This site features a replica of the Hector, a ship originally used in the Scottish migration to Cape Breton Island in 1773.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 28mm, efov 75.6mm, f/5.6, 1/1250, ISO-160

We spent about three and a half hours at the Fortress of Louisbourg where my wife captured the image above. I liked her choice of a mid-length focal setting for this photograph. It helps to compress elements in the image and gives it a feeling of intimacy.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/6.3, 1/250, ISO-180

The street scene above was captured in the reconstructed town at the Fortress of Louisbourg historic site.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 11mm, efov 29.7mm, f/7.1, 1/100, ISO-800

It is always interesting to photograph the same locations with another person. My wife chose an angled view of the alter in the chapel at the Fortress of Louisbourg which I thought worked very well. I applied some perspective control adjustments in OpticsPro 11 to this photograph.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/10, 1/320, ISO-400

While on our way to Iona, we made a brief stop at John Neil George Road where my wife captured this image of a rail bridge.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/10, 1/125, ISO-500

We did not originally plan to visit the Heritage Village while in Iona. This would have been a mistake as we really enjoyed our time spent there. The site provides a very interesting history of Scottish emigration to Cape Breton Island.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/10, 1/13, ISO-3200

There are a number of buildings that trace various time periods of Cape Breton settlement. Each is staffed with volunteers who interact ‘in character’ with visitors.

Nikon 1 V3 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom @ 24mm, efov 64.8mm, f/9, 1/500, ISO-160

The last image in the article is one that my wife took of me photographing waves crashing on the rocks at Torbay.

The sensor in the Nikon 1 V3 does have some challenges in terms of its dynamic range and colour depth even when compared to the Nikon 1 J5. I found using the polarizing function in the Nik Collection, ‘double bumping’ highlights in OpticsPro 11 and CS6, and using the curves function in CS6 were all helpful when doing work on these images in post.

Technical Note:
All photographs were captured hand-held using a Nikon 1 V3 and 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom as per the EXIF data. Images were created from RAW files using my standard process of DxO OpticsPro 11, CS6, and the Nik Collection.

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4 thoughts on “Nikon 1 V3 Nova Scotia Images”

  1. Thanks for sharing these photos. I’ve always wanted to explore
    Nova Scotia as its a very picturesque location. Kudos to your wife. David

  2. Hi Tom,

    First thought that crossed my mind when I saw the first image that perhaps, you mounted your J5 on a tripod and took a selfie 😀 Interesting how your wife sees the view a bit differently from your takes. Lovely set, if I may say so.

    Oggie

    1. Hi Oggie,
      I’ll pass your comment on to my wife, I’m sure she will appreciate it! One of the great things about travelling with my wife (among many) is that she does see things differently than I do when we are at the same location. When we get back from a trip and I have a chance to view her images, it’s like having a new travel experience. I will be including some of her images in my upcoming photography eBooks on Nova Scotia and New Zealand.
      Tom

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