Moores Falls

Moores Falls was waterfall #2 on our waterfall trip to the valley last weekend. This one is on Prospect Road between the New Minas and Kentville exits.

It’s pretty easy to get to if you don’t mind walking along the edge of the river in quite a few places. Overall it’s only a few hundred meters from the road. You can find proper instructions here -

Moores Falls

Close Up of Moores Falls

Close Up of Moores Falls

Fall Leaf at Moores Falls

Lawrencetown Beach Sunset

Last Saturday I headed out to Lawrencetown Beach for sunset. It looked like the clouds were going to co-operate.

I ended up stopping just before Lawrencetown Beach as the sunset is in the other direction this time of year and worked my way up the cliffs there. This light happened just before sunset and I grabbed this shot with the “Jesus rays” as I was working on my composition for sunset. Luckily I did this as the final sunset was a bit of a bust. This was just down the field from Kannon Beach Surf Shop.

Lawrencetown Beach from Kannon Beach Surf Shop Cliffs

Dawson Brook Falls

I had a hankering for some water falls. So, my friend Jeff and I made plans to go to three waterfalls towards the valley.

The first up was Dawson Brook Falls which is just off the St. Croix exit when heading from Halifax towards the valley. You can find instructions here - Though you have to be careful as they are a bit off. The main thing to take away is that you need to turn right (east) on highway one when leaving the 101. I have done this falls twice now and just park on the access road instead of turning down the small trail. I think you could drive down that trail but it’s a little sketchy and the ~10 mins of hiking is good exercise. You’ll first come to a Y in the path and there you should stay left. After that the next path on your right will lead you right to the falls.

The falls are below you from here and theres really only one good angle to get a shot from without getting dangerous. There are cliffs here that you probably could climb down if you were adventurous and they weren’t coated in snow and ice but I wouldn’t recommend it.

Dawson Brook Falls

If you go down river from the main falls you will find a small stream that you can easily cross and it has a couple of small but nice waterfalls on it as well.

Dawson Brook Stream Waterfall

Another waterfall on the Dawson Brook Stream

Waves at Lawrencetown Beach

With all the wind we were having this weekend I decided to head out to Lawrencetown Beach on Sunday morning and see how big the waves were. They weren’t as crazy big as I have seen in the past but there were spraying pretty good with all the wind. I decided to go for a close up shot of the waves instead of something wide.

Lawrencetown Beach Waves

Conrads Beach

This was the first really good sunset I’ve had since I have gotten back to photography. I decided to give Conrads Beach a go as the last time I was there the boardwalk was completely ruined and it was tough to get to the beach. I can say it is now completely fixed up and actually much nicer then it had been.

Wondering down the beach I came upon some seaweed that caught my eye and I just had to shoot.

Seaweed on Conrads Beach

I continued to wander down the beach as the the sun rose. I noticed some weeds that were reflecting the sun and decided to actually shoot something that was not wide angle ;-)

Weed on Conrads Beach

Rainbow Haven Beach

With a rain storm coming I decided to head out to Rainbow Haven Beach for sunrise. With a storm coming you always have the chance of a great sunrise/set. Or you might get nothing but clouds. This morning I got nothing but clouds. So, I went with it and tried for a gloomy feel.

Long Exposure at Rainbow Haven Beach

Small rock in sand at Rainbow Haven Beach

Ettinger Falls

With the fall colors coming to a close and the fact that I got a new tripod to replace my 15+ year old one yesterday I decided I needed to get out today.

I had heard of Ettinger Falls from a friend and decided to check it out. I grabbed the details from here - and headed out. I had heard there was a gate that you should park outside of to avoid getting locked in but was not ready for the no trespassing signs that accompanied it. We saw other people parked and walking up and down the road so decided to risk it. For reference parking is located here -,-64.1117621/@44.9592302,-64.1119211,127m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0

After parking we headed in which was a fairly easy uphill walk along a dirt road. Once you get close to the falls just after finishing the uphills and as the road goes right there are more no trespassing signs. Falls are located here -,-64.1071413/@44.9501566,-64.1092556,631m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0 There was a very well beat down path to the falls which was only about 100ft. In the hour we were there we saw about a dozen other people so wasn’t too worried about trespassing.

There were lots of opportunities for photos of the main falls and lower and upper falls. I only did the main falls today so will definitely be back.

And here is my favorite photo of the day!

Ettinger Falls with Fall Leaf in the Foreground

And a couple of more that I liked.

Ettinger Falls with Leaf in Pool.

Ettinger Falls with Fall Plant.

Weekend in Bathurst

We spent the weekend in Bathurst, NB for Thanksgiving this weekend.

Of course, I decided to try and find a waterfall that I had hear of but never made it to. Tetagouche Falls is a waterfall that is located just out Bathurst. Arriving I was a bit surprised that it was a real hike down to the river then a 8-10 ft climb assisted by a rope before you could see the actual falls. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

At the bottom I came across this contraption, if you know what it is, please leave a comment and let me know.

A bit of a climb up a 8-10 ft rock face with the help of a conveniently placed rope and I could finally see the falls and take the photo below. The sun came out at exactly the wrong time and made this a less then stellar shot. Most people don’t know this but the perfect weather for shooting waterfalls is a dark overcast day. It allows you to get the movement in the water without getting a completely white sky. But sometimes it’s better to get a photo that isn’t perfect then no photo at all. :-)

On the way back from Tetagouche falls we stopped at Bass River which is a river we have driven by multiple times and I always noticed the walking bridge but never got a chance to photograph. This time I was able to get down under the bridge of the road and snap this shot that really shows off the fall colors and the nice walking bridge.