Traveling through Newfoundland part 3.
After a very busy 5 days traveling the beautiful eastern coast of Newfoundland, I had finally completed the circle and returned to St. Johns.Getting there in late afternoon my plan was to stay out shooting all night. I had several things on my list to shoot since the weather had prevented me from shooting much on day one. Thankfully the clouds had parted and I was blessed with some of the best weather of the trip.
My first stop was once again Signal Hill. Shooting in the late afternoon light was fabulous, and as the light quickly faded I just sat back and took it all in. After nightfall I sat atop the hill in the bitter wind taking some shots of the night lights. The trails of the visitor's car's making for a compelling image.
Back in the warmth of the car I departed for Cape Spear to catch the first rays of the sun to hit North America. I knew this to be the case, but I didn't realize just how early the breaking dawn would come. I set up at about 3:30 am and no sooner than I had gotten there, the horizon started to glow.
I knew I wanted to shoot a panorama of the breaking day with the lights of St. Johns still shining. I had to work quickly as the sun was coming up fast. This is a 7 image panorama, and possibly my favorite shot of the trip.
The lighthouse provided the perfect framing device for the rising sun. I was exhausted from a long week and staying up all night, but it was such a beautiful morning that I just kept shooting.
After a long week of driving and shooting I headed to my room for some much needed sleep. I had completed my first photography journey. I feel like I had grown so much as a photographer, and I had created some of my favorite images. I'm not sure if I'll ever make it back to Newfoundland, but it will always hold a special place.