Take the berg in the picture to the left. When you come upon it at sea level it takes your breath away. It looks so impressive and huuuuuge, with the rugged landscape, houses, and Fort Amherst to one side.
These two shots were taken 24 hours apart. They were both taken after sunset (when it was duckish, as we like to say).
The first shot was taken on a windier night than the second. I didn't get as sharp an image as I wanted because I was using a slow exposure time to 'soften' the water which resulted in a bit of camera-shake. I am hoping I will get a chance to redo the shot, or one like it, before the berg continues south.
There are lots of ups and downs and I find I have to watch my feet a lot, but there are oodles of people who jog Signal Hill.
Yes, jog! Whenever I see them I say to myself "Me nerves. How is it they don't trip?". I may be a bit on the clumsy side. I would not only trip, I would topple, tumble and sprawl as I careened my way to certain doom down the side of Signal Hill. You may think I am being melodramatic, but I have given this a bit of thought!
The first time I went around the trail I had my two boys, then 3 and 5, with me. I got to 'Chain Rock' and realized there was a good chance one of us was going to perish before the day was out! VERY NARROW TRAIL, especially with TWO little wiggly munchkins...leaving me with no hands to hold onto the chain! Good news is, we all lived to tell the tale :-)
More than just a pretty place to hike, Signal Hill is historically significant for many reasons. It was the reception point for the first transatlantic wireless by Marconi in 1901. It was also significant in military defense and has regular reenactments of military drills by The Signal Hill Tattoo during the summer. And, it was where my youngest son, Aaron, worked as in Interpreter one summer :-)
Check out Parks Canada's website for more information about Signal Hill National Historic Site.
The rest were taken with a 24-105, f-stop of 4 (for silhouettes) and 22 for the other.
I always shoot in RAW format and process in Lightroom or PS6.