Bay of Fundy Sunset

Friday was a busy day getting things sorted out before we hit the road for Cape Breton on Monday morning.  I managed to get a great deal on an Enterprise rental car out of New Minas.  Three days with unlimited miles for less than $80.  I also finally got around to washing the bugs off the front of the motorhome from our recent trip back from Sydney.  I’d read online somewhere that Bounce dryer sheets work well for removing bug guts from the windshield and diamond shield on the front of PP.  So I tried it, dipped a couple of sheets in water and rubbed away on dead bugs.  My conclusion……the dryer sheets do indeed work.  Be sure to use plenty of water to wash off the solution left behind though.
Chris & I borrowed her dad’s van and drove back out to Margaretsville on the Bay of Fundy to watch Friday night’s sunset at 9:02 PM.  Seems like there is plenty of work going on at the dock in Margaretsville.  Lots of earth and rock moving like they are redoing the landscape.  I found a great vantage point by sitting on some of the huge rocks at the end of the breakwater.  I sat for an hour as the sun slowly sank below the horizon, snapping away with my 17-40mm lens mounted on my Canon 1D Mark IV and my Gitzo tripod, while Chris wandered around taking pictures as well.  I was bracketing 3 shots, -1,0,+1 EV, while in manual mode at f/22.  Exposures ranged from 1/20 to 5 seconds at ISO 100.  I then used PhotomatixPro to sandwich all three exposures together for the effect seen here.

I’m not sure which one is my favorite but I am leaning towards the last one, maybe that is why it is slightly bigger than the other two.  As always, comments are welcome.


  1. Brits On Tour June 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    All look good to me, safe travels love you x

  2. Sharon Del Rosario June 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    I love all the pics. The sunsets are beautiful!

  3. Rick and Paulette June 27, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    Great pics of the sunset – I kinda like the last one best too!

  4. John & Pat June 27, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    Hi Mark and Chris,
    I loved the pictures, colors of the sky were just beautiful. Glad you finally are getting your rigs back to normal.
    Safe travels …..
    the livelys