Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sunrise on Flowerpot Island, Tobermory, Ontario

With the sweltering heat in Ontario this summer, I've been out on my boat every chance I can get! My friend and I recently made an early morning trip out to Flowerpot Island in Fathom Five National Marine Park near Tobermory, Ontario. We were rewarded with the best sunrise I've ever had from the island. The clouds lit up dramatically at daybreak and we shot pictures like crazy!

I was very pleased with the first image below, but knew that having a person in the shot would provide scale for the large "flowerpot" rock pillar. My buddy Don Wilkes obliged by running up onto the adjacent rock ledge and striking the pose you see in photo 2.  

Later in the morning when the sun was much higher in the sky, we searched for interesting foregrounds for the flowerpots. I composed photo 3 with a tourism guide cover in mind. It was a fun shoot and I'm already planning my photo excursion over to the island!

Photo 1: Flowerpot Island at sunrise. Canon 5D mk II and 17-40mm lens.

Photo 2: Flowerpot Island at sunrise with person for scale. Canon 5D mk II and 17-40mm lens.

Photo 3: Flowerpot Island with puffy clouds. Canon 5D mk II, Sigma 24-70/2.8 lens and Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer. 


  1. Solo un pequeño comentario ESPECTACULARES Saludos

  2. Ethan just found your blog through Ian Plant's post. Just incredible images. I'm in Ontario as well and always on the lookout for fantastic photographers from my home turf.

  3. Gorgeous shot; all of them. I especially like number 2 with the human figure, it gives it a sense of scale and drama.

  4. Very nice shots Ethan!

  5. That must have been a really nice paddle, Ethan.

    But aren't you looking west, so that would be a sunset? :>)

  6. Seriously, the snaps are amazing. I’m out of words to describe my feelings regarding these photos. Congratulations.

  7. Lovely pictures and awesome photography.