Head in the Clouds in Nova Scotia

Clouds Near Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

Clouds Near Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

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While I love all manner of landscape photography, over and over I come back to clouds in all their variety — whether cirrus, cumulus, stratus or any of their many variations.  Clouds add drama and moodiness to an image and, for me, help balance a scene.  I always notice cloudy days and frame pictures with their billows and wispiness in mind.   During my last couple of visits to Nova Scotia, there were quite a few days when the clouds were exceptional and I’ve posted a handful of examples here.  I look forward to catching more special cloudy days across the great plains of Saskatchewan, against the reigning heights of Banff and beyond the soaring cliffs near St. John’s, Newfoundland, among many other places across Canada.

Sunset, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia

Sunset, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia

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Windswept Sky, Near Cheverie, Nova Scotia

Windswept Sky, Near Cheverie, Nova Scotia

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Boat Prow with Cloudy Backdrop, Lunenberg, Nova Scotia

Boat Prow with Cloudy Backdrop, Lunenberg, Nova Scotia

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Stratus and Cirrus Clouds, Near Aberdeen Beach, Nova Scotia

Stratus and Cirrus Clouds, Near Aberdeen Beach, Nova Scotia

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Art Doors, Near Evangeline Beach, Nova Scotia

Art Doors, Near Evangeline Beach, Nova Scotia

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Barn Scene, Near Grande Pre, Nova Scotia

Barn Scene, Near Grande Pre, Nova Scotia

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Dockside Scene, Chester, Nova Scotia

Dockside Scene, Chester, Nova Scotia

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Cloudy Day, Capstick, Nova Scotia

Cloudy Day, Capstick, Nova Scotia

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Cat Tails, North Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

Cat Tails, North Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

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Statue of Evangeline, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

Statue of Evangeline, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

58 responses

  1. I don’t think I would have focused on the clouds in these images if you hadn’t presented them that way. We tend to think of them as part of the background. Thanks for bringing them to the foreground. Beautiful shots.

    • Thanks for the comments. I agree there’s enough going on in the foreground that it’s easy to overlook some of the more important “supporting players” or elements in our photos.

    • Kate, thanks for your kind comments. Capstick is a remote, beautiful part of Cape Breton that is well worth the trek. The header picture for my blog of the house by the seaside is also of Capstick.

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  3. hi Brett. Your work is beautiful. You’ve seen the clouds from both sides now! I am an amateur photographer who practises law. Being able to see the beauty around us is so important and adds such value to what makes it all worth it.

  4. Wow! These photos are amazing. I live in British Columbia, on the West Coast and to visit Nova Scotia is quite costly. Thank you for sharing these photos of a part of my country I hope one day to visit. 👍

    • Joanna, the rugged beauty of both coasts of Canada are truly special. With my posts there may be a slight bias of sorts with there being a few more posts about the Atlantic coast because I’ve been there more. But there’s lots of B.C. and even further north up in the Yukon that I’d love to explore.

  5. Awesome pics of clouds! You’ve indeed made them look spectacular with your expert vision. And thanx so much for stopping by my blog and liking the poem ‘On a Lazy Morning’. I feel honoured.

    • Thanks. I’m always on the lookout for how the clouds are doing on any given day. For landscapes in photography and painting, clouds bring a lot of character to a scene.

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