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.
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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’.
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.
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.
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.
My wife is an avid gardener. One of the locations we specifically planned to include on our trip was the Annapolis Historic Garden.
The quaint town of Annapolis Royal is steeped in history and has a lovely boardwalk along the waterfront.
The images above and below were both captured at Burntcoat Head. Many photographers like to take comparison images during both low and high tides.
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.
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.
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.
The street scene above was captured in the reconstructed town at the Fortress of Louisbourg historic site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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