Lunenburg Harbour at Sunset

...and the winner is...

I had a day filled with photo opportunities, and several times over I was sure I had my photo choice picked out. First there was one of Lunenburg's red buildings down on the waterfront. It represented the arrival of the scallop boats. At 8 this morning Ken was in line to buy 10# of scallops freshly arrived just hours before. I took a series of pictures around there and thought I had a good story to share.

Later I visited Billy's garden which is spilling over with roses and blooms of every sort. I took a photo of a flower arrangement set outside on an old table, against a wooden fence and the spilled water formed the shape of a heart (which no one had noticed until I pointed it out.)

This evening, we went with Billy & David to the Golf Course Restaurant for the Friday Wing Night, and shortly after we sat down at a patio table, I just *knew* I had my picture for today! Running underfoot was the littlest, most adorable (baby?) squirrel (!) and, with my long lens on the camera, I got some wonderful closeups as he sat nibbling on what looked like bacon bits! I was so happy and was sure my picture was set at last.

As the sun went down, I continued to get up and take pictures in all directions, but once, I shot a couple pictures from where I sat because the sky was turning pink. Back home, going through the lot, this photo came up, and I knew the squirrel would have to step aside. I loved the colors, and added "linier light" in Photoshop. I don't always know what I'm doing, but I know what I like when I see it.

Tonight I loved the colors at sunset and watching the moon rise as we drove home. I couldn't help but say how lucky I am to be living here.

http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/2292 for the squirrel photos and http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/2282 for the story of the arrival of the scallop boats.
Looks like a beautiful place. Would love to visit.
posted June 26th, 2010  
LOVELY!! i made this one of my favorites, which is new to me! and i've also added this beautiful place to my list of 'where i'd love to go...' i love your descriptions though, i can almost feel like i'm already there!
posted June 26th, 2010  
this is so awesome. I am feeling blue tonight.. so thank you for the pretty colors :)
posted June 26th, 2010  
Thank you! I meant to add a note that I was sad not to have much time today to respond to comments, and tomorrow, friends arrive for a 10-day visit. I feel badly accepting comments without being able to reciprocate, but I hope you'll understand! I hope to have a little time to look at some pictures as I hate to miss anything! Too many wonderful photos...too little time! In advance, thank you for your friendship & thoughtfulness!
posted June 26th, 2010  
One of my favourite photos of yours! It looks so tranquil and absolutely magnificent.
posted June 26th, 2010  
Gee, Louise, I can just imagine how difficult it must be for you to find the shot of the day when you are surrounded by such beauty. This is a lovely choice. I especially like how you have the flowering bushes in the foreground to give a little more depth to the water scene. I think anytime you can take a photo in the mountains or near a river or lake, it can't get any better than that. I spent a few hours this afternoon down at the James River to get a couple "refreshing " shots for Saturday and Sunday...sometimes I like the themes just because you do have an opportunity to share a few pics from one photo shoot.
posted June 26th, 2010  
I love the pinks... beautiful photo, as usual. Enjoy your company!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Oh Louise this is just gorgeous- colours, comp, balance of sky, land and water its just perfect!
posted June 26th, 2010  
I'm beginning to wonder if it's possible to take a bad photo in Lunenburg? Every one is more beautiful than the next. Thanks Louise!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Stunning. The colors are very calming.
posted June 26th, 2010  
so gorgeous! i love the way the floweres in the forefront bring out that reddish building on the shore! such a lovely picture....you definitely make me want to go there someday! maybe you'd have a job taking photos with their tourism department?
posted June 26th, 2010  
Beautiful shot! Wow!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Beautiful picture. I love the subtle differences of colors...they look like they were painted into the sky and the reflection in the water just adds to the relation feeling I get looking at it. It makes me want to hop in the car for a road trip!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Gorgeous!
posted June 26th, 2010  
You had some amazing photo ops today! No wonder you had such a hard time deciding! I love the scallop photos, but this shot is just so beautiful... so calm and peaceful. What an amazing view! It reminds me a little bit of Nantucket harbor... maybe it's the church steeple towering over the rest of the town. Gorgeous!
posted June 26th, 2010  
beautiful..I like the color and the reflection on the water..

Louise thank you for your nice comments on my pictures...we had raining these past few days...eventhough it is supposed to be summer/dry/hot season now...the weather is really unpredictable...so we could experience cold, cooler, and hot temperature in one day...and there were fogs too...
posted June 26th, 2010  
Beautiful colors, fun to see where you are.
posted June 26th, 2010  
Yeah, that's a winner. Fav.
posted June 26th, 2010  
HC
Simply stunning...:)
posted June 26th, 2010  
nice capture louise,,,, love the scene.... and goodluck for the photo choice of yours... =)
posted June 26th, 2010  
Stunning! I love these colors and how they are reflected in the water! Just a glorious shot from top to bottom!
(and, I will definitely let you know when I put up the blackberry crisp...I just put up some snickerdoodles today!)
posted June 26th, 2010  
This is a gorgeous view, sounds like another wonderful & full day. Thank you for youe comments on my page I'm much better now thank you. Please don't worry about making comments while your friends are here, this is your holiday, remember?! :)
posted June 26th, 2010  
wow beautiful scenery...the view is very calming...nice place. Great shot louise. ;)
posted June 26th, 2010  
wow! i love your gallery! great shots! and congrats on the top20!
posted June 26th, 2010  
So happy that you have such abundance. It's beautiful.
posted June 26th, 2010  
Just gotta visit this place in the near future!
Beautiful as always - great pics!
posted June 26th, 2010  
stunning! truly beautiful!
posted June 26th, 2010  
lovely picture ,the light on the water is very pretty
posted June 26th, 2010  
Gorgeous shot louise,lots of beautiful colours. I had a look at your other picsThe one of the squirrel is soooo cute!!
posted June 26th, 2010  
this is just lovely.
posted June 26th, 2010  
It is a beautiful sight, I am glad you shared it with us.
posted June 26th, 2010  
oh beautiful.. no wonder you love it there. looking forward to our visit to Newfoundland next year .probably not as pretty as your harbour. at the moment i enjoy the hilly country here as long as i don't have to drive these narrow street always up and down and dangerous curves but my hubby is here at home and used to it.
posted June 26th, 2010  
This is such a beautiful place.. great shot!!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Wow, such a gorgeous shot, I love it! I also love the gorgeous little squirrel, how cute was it! And the scallop shots were very cool too :)
posted June 26th, 2010  
gorgeous! I love that we get to see a bunch of where you live in this photo. The colors of the sky are sublime
posted June 26th, 2010  
Pretty shot Louise!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Very pretty
posted June 26th, 2010  
Louise, this is stunning!!! I love the lighting, the colors, the reflection - gosh, I just love everything about it! This may sound like an odd comment but I also love that you have left a lot of sky in this shot. I think it adds to the small town feel to have the harbor area sort of dwarfed by the big, empty (but beautiful and colorful) sky.
posted June 26th, 2010  
loooove this!
posted June 26th, 2010  
This is so pretty! Everything about it is beautiful!

I was telling my mother about your NS pictures. She visited there in the 70's with my great-grandmother (who grew up there). She said that, yes, it really is as beautiful as your pictures show. She describes it as "gods country". I'm really getting the itch to drive up to Maine and catch the ferry up to NS. Now, I've got to convince the husband.
posted June 26th, 2010  
wow - this is really beautiful!
posted June 26th, 2010  
How wonderful view. Looks so calm and I love the soft colors.

Thanks for lovely comments. Yes, I'm currently staying at the summer house. I'm sure you'll see every little detail of it and the surroundings during my holiday. Still 4 more weeks;)
posted June 26th, 2010  
GORGEOUS! I LOVE SO MUCH ABOUT THIS I MUST LIST EVERYTHING:
The pink of the sky an dthe pink reflection of the sky on the water,
The city scape, of the waterfront with that red building leading up the hills to the steeple,
The fact that you choose to shoot it vertically rather than horizontally (which would be the obvious choice).
The beach roses in the foreground (aka rosa ragosa), I love them, they scream summer to me.
posted June 26th, 2010  
I love these colours! Wonderful!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Beautiful capture...looks like a postcard..'fave'
posted June 26th, 2010  
I love seeing your photos every day. i feel like i'm watching a travel special, and each shot shows me more of this beautiful place. this is just an amazing beautiful photo. i feel like i'm sitting there with you. thank-you.
posted June 26th, 2010  
Wow! So absolutely beautiful.
posted June 26th, 2010  
Beautiful shot! =-)
posted June 26th, 2010  
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Beautiful view ^_^
posted June 26th, 2010  
Great choice!! this is really beautiful!!
posted June 26th, 2010  
what a perfect sight to look at if you want some serenity in this busy world of ours! i simply love the effect this shot is giving me, i could only sigh! thank you very much for sharing this beauty with us, Louise!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Louise that's a gorgeous picture I just love the soft colours.
posted June 26th, 2010  
This is definitely a fave :)
It's sooo gorgeous!!
Did you edit the colours in any way :)?
If so.. how :)?
If not, then just WOW!
posted June 26th, 2010  
you know how hard i try on my post-processing to make the colors somewhat decent? well, i know your uploads are always sooc so this is really amazing. you've captured the colors beautifully, louise.i love it.
posted June 26th, 2010  
oh this is soooooo pretty!!! very peaceful too! FAVVVVVVV!
posted June 26th, 2010  
What a beautiful sunset shot - so gorgeous!
posted June 26th, 2010  
Loved that photo of Pleasantville Farmstand! Looks like a place I would be constantly going to over and over again! Thanks for sharing. :)
posted June 27th, 2010  
And this is the perfect picture to win. I love a good sunset...and the colors are so vivid. The buildings off in the distance...wow! It's just all perfect. :) It's so difficult to pick one!
posted June 27th, 2010  
Louise, your cup runneth over, what with all the photo possibilites! This one is so beautiful.
posted June 27th, 2010  
It really is a beautiful place! My mum has been venturing onto 365 as just a watcher but she also mentioned the beautiful house with the purple floors and I knew it was your one!
Proud member of the Dill Fan Club here, too!
posted June 27th, 2010  
Another beautiful photo! Now I'm off to look at all your other wonderful shots.
posted June 27th, 2010  
Lunenburg is so so beautiful and you have shown it at it's best here! Louise, I just love this picture! I can almost see me out there on my boat!
posted June 27th, 2010  
The colours in the sky (and consequently water) are simply beautiful...
posted June 27th, 2010  
absoutely gorgeous
posted June 27th, 2010  
nice nice shot
posted June 27th, 2010  
Another beautiful scene from your summer home, love everything about it, but especially the sunset colors reflected on the water ...
posted June 27th, 2010  
very very pretty!
posted June 27th, 2010  
This is so lovely! I would love to see it as the colours are so pretty.
posted June 27th, 2010  
nice shot
posted June 28th, 2010  
this is beautiful :)
posted June 28th, 2010  
Beautiful!
posted June 28th, 2010  
A lovely photo Louise. Beautiful colours.
posted June 28th, 2010  
Wow, what a lovely picture! Such a great view! Have I mentioned how envious I am of your summer home location? No? Ok, so now you know!
posted June 28th, 2010  
Oh, and the baby squirrel is fantastic!
posted June 28th, 2010  
Each time I visit you, I feel like I'm at story time. Really enjoy listening to your daily activities, you always do so many fun things! I'm so happy I get to visit your page and witness the beauties you find. Really, thanks SO much for sharing these. The pink light is simply gorgeous and I feel so relaxed just sitting here staring at this photo. *fav*
posted June 29th, 2010  
Gorgeous!
posted June 29th, 2010  
I have to fav this one. It is such a pretty scene. The colors are great! What a beautiful place to see. I would love to see a sunset over that water all the time.
posted August 20th, 2010  
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