My Story

Little Pieces of PEI

I love Prince Edward Island.  End of story.

Okay, …but I do. I love this place.  Years ago I used to say that whenever I drive around PEI my windshield is like an ever-changing postcard.  About eight years ago I decided that I would photograph this beautiful place. It really didn’t matter if anyone ever saw my photos, I just wanted them for me to look at.  What I soon discovered was that by collecting these photos I got to visit places that I otherwise would probably never see.

Getting out to see more of the Island made me love this place even more.  There’s nothing like walking the Greenwich trail in the darkness of pre-dawn.  Through the woods and across Bowley Pond to the parabolic dunes. Set up your equipment and wait for the sunrise to appear.  Even if you don’t get a great shot, you get to experience that solitude that I always consider such a privilege in a place like that. How often do you get to have miles and miles of beautiful sandy beach all to yourself?

Greenwich

Cape Tryon is another place that I love to visit in the early morning hours.  I watch the surf pounding the rocks and observe the Cormorants and Gulls that seem to rise and fall with the waves.  Everything seems to be percolating with the movement of the wind.

Cape Tryon

But what I like best is to get out early in my canoe on a perfectly calm morning. My paddle takes me up stream, always upstream first. Out of hearing reach of any road or man-made noise. Usually in very shallow water where I’ll find birds and ducks, muskrats and beavers. Can you hear it? The silence. Other than songbirds, there’s no sound. It’s such a relief. Quite unrecognizable in this day when our senses are continually assaulted with relentless chatter and hum. When I get as far as I can go without bottoming out the canoe, I turn around and let the current take me on a slow ride back downstream.  It’s these trips where I get many of my bird and wildlife photos.

Spotted Sandpipers

I don’t claim to have any great knowledge of or talent for photography. If other people enjoy my photos and I’m able to evoke anything even remotely similar to how I feel when I’m seeing these places then that’s great.  I consider them to be little pieces of PEI. The place that I love.

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5 Responses to “My Story”

  1. Barbara Says:

    ….. great story!

  2. Stephen Says:

    Very nice. Happy to find some local photography bloggers. Looking forward to regular updates.

  3. Sonny's Pics Says:

    Thanks Stephen. I’ve seen a few of your photos around. You have done some very nice work.

  4. Heidi Says:

    I love your picture of the spotted sandpipers. With the birds so clear, and the background out of focus, it’s a very effective picture

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