John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World


September 2016


Sunlight dapples sand and stone at Shelburne Beach

We made a brief stop at Shelburne Beach yesterday afternoon. The Lake Champlain water level is quite low right now (93.87′ feet—the record low was 92.61′ above mean sea level on December 4, 1908.) There were numerous sandbars exposed going out past the usual pebble and stone shoreline. The sunlight dappled nicely as small wavelets lapped across the sand. The stones in the shot are Iberville shale, a distinctive dark gray and white shale streaked with calcite. 

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 73mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.


Low tide

Low tide at Wolf Point Beach, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

The tides in the Bay of Fundy average around 35′. When they’re out, there’s a lot of real estate exposed to wander about on. We took a walk on Wolf Point Beach in Fundy National Park, New Bruswick. A barnacle encrusted driftwood log made a nice frame for Robin strolling along.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-19mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/13, 1/125″ exposure.

Two-tone with stone

A sandstone round on two-toned sand

The beach a few steps from the cottage we stayed at on PEI was a wonderful place. This sandstone round caught my eye as it sat just above the line of wet and dry sand.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ `4mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/14, 1/200″ exposure

Blog at

Up ↑