Friday Lens Affair #170

Gaff Point Hiking Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada

Today I’m featuring a shot taken on a Gaff Point Hiking Trail in Nova Scotia by Chris Backe from One Weird Globe Blog.

I like striking shots but as well those which have a story behind. When I saw this picture, I was like: wait, why did he take a photo of this. I needed to know.

There was something behind it and I was right. It is interesting to know and observe how other people’s mind connects images to other images and pieces of information which we read, watch and hear.

Would you guess what this picture look alike?

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Photo Story: Gaff Point Hiking Trail

So my wife and I walking along a beach in Nova Scotia, Canada (the Gaff Point Hiking Trail and headland, in case you’re curious).

The sky is grey, the waves and wind are stronger than expected, and even though it’s May, it’s cold! Still, it’s a breath of fresh air and a chance to get away from the world for a few minutes.

A number of names are burned into the wooden planks that make up the nearby boardwalk, but once you’re past that the focus turns to the smooth rocks and the occasional flotsam.

A couple of park-like benches allow you to sit whilst taking in the waves, but you’ll want to keep moving to keep the wind away.

The photo today hit me right as I was thinking about one of the latest trends in serving food. Fancy looking dishes on stone slabs, with an emphasis on things looking ‘natural’.

If they come with sauces, they’re usually off to the side in their own cup.

That’s exactly what came to mind as I saw this flotsam, seemingly perfectly placed on some of the larger flat stones along the beach.

Not sure if this is nature imitating life, life imitating nature… or nature imitating life, imitating nature…

The Gaff Point Hiking Trail (and access to Secret Beach) is a terrific 7 km-long looped trail that begins at Hirtle’s Beach in Kingsburg on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

About 1,5 hours from Halifax, just outside of Lunenburg and not far from Bridgewater, it’s a great day-trip.

The Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy, Nova Scotia Nature Trust, and Nature Conservancy of Canada protect this unspoiled 124-acre property and maintain the trail.

The hike is moderate and can take from 2 to 3 hours. Many people spend much more time, stopping to enjoy the many fantastic views, having a lunch break, surfing or swimming and sunbathing.

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5 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #170

  1. Very interesting.

    I love presenting things in “natural” ways. For instance, my younger daughter is being homeschooled in kindergarten. I got tired of the plastic magnetic letters and made my own letters by affixing black stickers on small wood rounds. It just seems so much more calming… and interesting.

    Anyway, such a cool photo and story to go with it!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
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  2. Very cool, I definitely get your analogy!
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  3. I think the photo is very interesting and yes, it resembles some of the most modern food trends. A lot of people are into foraging nowadays (I went on a tour once).
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