Pastel Sky by George Cousins

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Ive seen dozens of sunsets at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, but seldom one that had that “pastel” look, more like a painting than a photo (at least to my eye..!)The Atlantic Ocean was unusually calm this evening.The sun had gone down and the lingering afterglow produced a lovely range of colours.
Peggy’s Cove is a tiny fishing village about 30 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia,permanent population about 50, tourist population many thousands. The lighthouse is one of the most photographed spots in Canada. For me it’s been a 50-year love affair with the village and the coastline around it. Easy to reach by road from Halifax, it has innumerable photogenic spots, or just for hiking, shopping for crafts and artifacts of all kinds, and fabulous seafood.
Taken Oct. 3, 2006, Sony DSCF828 camera.


  • ubumebme
    ubumebmeabout 6 years ago

    I agree.. painterly qualities…beautiful capture .

  • Thanks Della, you’ve been there so you know how beautiful the sunsets can be.

    – George Cousins

  • Edith Farrell
    Edith Farrellabout 6 years ago

    George, this is simply gorgeous!!!

  • Thank you Edith, very much appreciated.

    – George Cousins

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot George – the combination of the lighthouse against the colours of the sunset is amazing.

  • Thanks Bev, most summer and fall sunsets last quite awhile there, but it seemed this one lingered much longer.

    – George Cousins

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyabout 6 years ago

    Nice shot George!

  • Many thanks Brian, very much appreciated. My thoughts are with all of you in N.L today re. the helicopter incident. I was living home at the time of the Ocean Ranger and well remember the sad circumstances. I may be a Cape Bretoner but I weep with you all. Take care my friend.

    – George Cousins

  • mrsboretti
    mrsborettiabout 6 years ago


  • Many thanks Christine, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot, we may be going to Nova Scotia in the Fall before we get to Vancouver, we have 7 weeks to play with,

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 5 years ago

    Oh that’s great! If you haven’t been there before, be sure to go to Cape Breton and drive the Cabot Trail. There are quite a few images of it in my gallery, and also on my Yessy site (click the link under my profile) It’s best in mid-september to mid-October when all the leaves turn colour, and the weather is usually excellent. I plan to be there by Sept. 1 and probably stay until late Octrober. If I can help with any suggestions, drop me a BM and ask your questions, I’ll be glad to help out.

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago


  • Many thanks Lorilee, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

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