This morning I woke at 3:30 am with the goal of photographing icebergs. I have to admit at the moment I'm more excited to shot them then any of the birds currently available on the island. Its not everyday that you have icebergs floating around so I want to take advantage of it before their all gone.
One of the biggest struggles I've had so far is trying to keep track of them. There is a website called www.icebergfinder.com but the issue with the site is that its not always up to date. Since the site is some what unreliable I've resorted to social media. Checking out various post on other peoples sites or Facebook groups. Its hard to believe that an iceberg the size of a house could move around fast but trust me they can. At sunset they can be at one side of a bay and the next morning completely on the other side. Lucky for me there have been a couple icebergs stuck in Conception Bay right behind my house. This shot was taken last night.
Since I have a number of shots of the two in my area I decided to head out to Pouch cove/Torby to see if there were still close to shore. The drive to Pouch cove is a 45min drive hence the reason for my early rise (sunrise is now at 5:30am). I arrived at Pouch cove at 4:30ish but noticed the icebergs where further off then I would have liked so I doubled back and headed down into Torby. I was happy to see two nice size Bergs close to shore so I settled in and enjoyed the sunrise.
I wasn't the only one enjoy the view as the seagulls would often rest on the peaks of the icebergs taking in the warm sun.
As the sun continued to rise it was time to pack up my gear and head on to my next subject for the morning...Wilson Snipe...To Be Continued...