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We had just sailed across the Northern Atlantic making landfall in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a distance of one hour by car to Peggy's Cove. The lighthouse in Peggy's Cove is the centerpiece of the tiny fishing hamlet (population 640). The town is named after the only survivor, Margaret (or "Peggy) of a schooner that ran aground and capsized in 1800. The lighthouse, however, was not constructed until 1868.

I took many more photos of the lighthouse, and indeed photos showing the octagonal tower bathed in sunlight. But, it was the man on the granite boulder preparing to take a photo that made this composition far more compelling. Seen in silhouette, he provides a counterpoint to the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. I hope you agree.

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Additional Photos by Bulent Atalay (batalay) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6781 W: 471 N: 12169] (41261)
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