The glacial barrens of Nova Scotia have long fascinated me and have been
among my favorite places to work with models outdoors for over a
decade. One of the best aspects they have to offer is that they are just
so vast, spreading for miles in every direction and, while it is easy
to become familiar with a section or part of them, I doubt in a decade I
would find all the magical spaces they have to offer. Which of course
makes it the perfect place to work with a model, as there is never any
lack of locations to work in.
Digital infrared original
Lisa had the entire morning free
to model, so we headed out to the barrens relatively early and walked
about for a bit to find a good place to start working. The glacial
plains are crisscrossed with paths and simply by following a couple of
these, we found a lovely location to work on a right rock bluff
overlooking the ocean.
Digital infrared original, 4 frame stitch
The light was near perfect throughout the session with high clouds diffusing the sunlight and a cool breeze off the coast keeping everything a comfortable temperature. It is really hard to express how joyful it is to be able to work on a day like this - no restrictions on time, a great setting, beautiful light and a keen model. In all the years I have been photographing, sessions like this happen only a handful of times a year, and are well worth savouring as they happen!