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Saturday, August 13th, 2022 | 6:45pm - 8:45pm

Where We Will Meet

Emigrant Statue

Where The Walk Will End

Purdy's Wharf

About This Walk

This year, we will take a leisurely stroll down the Halifax waterfront, capturing the late afternoon/sunset light. Golden Hour should be between 7:40 and 8:20 p.m., weather willing. (This walk goes rain or shine…)

Along the way, we will see a mix of old and new buildings – some very new – while encountering an interesting collection of people and maybe, a few buskers, playing for their dinner.

Gear-wise, anything goes since there will be a mix of subjects. Tripods are optional but you might want some support later in the walk as light levels lower.

Speaking of dinner, there are a number of options, from the vendors around the Salt Yard wharf, or the more upscale venues closer to the end of the walk.

Post walk, we can stop for an optional bevvie at one of the local pubs; we’ll choose one during the walk.

Your walk leader is Kevin Finch, an active local photographer and leader of the Maritimes Camera Club. (You do not need to be a member of the Maritimes Camera Club to participate in this photowalk.)

    Kevin Finch The start point is on Marginal Road. Take Hollis and turn left at Terminal Road (Westin will be on your right after the turn). Follow Terminal Road around the turn into Marginal Road; the Samuel Cunard statue is in the middle of the circle outside the Port of Halifax building. There are many parking lots; check the signs to make sure the one in which you're parking is free.

    Kevin Finch I made a test walk on July 23; the weather was great! Light levels were fine for ISO400 until about the last half hour of the walk. See you on the 13th!

    Kevin Finch A big thank-you to Henry's - Bayers Lake, Atlantic Photo Supply - Pepperell St., Atlantic Photo Supply - Burnside, and ViewPoint Gallery - Bedford for allowing us to promote our walk in their locations.

    Kevin Finch It's really easy to upload your best image to the contest! • Click “PHOTO WALK LOGIN” using the upper navigation bar on • Click “YOUR WALK” on the upper navigation bar. • Click on the “CONTEST” tab under the map on your walk page. • Click on the “Choose File” button and upload your best photo (it must be under 5mb; you can check the file size in your preferred app - Lightroom, Photoshop, Affinity Photo, etc.) Your file must be uploaded between Monday, August 15, 2022 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, August 26, 2022. I will pick the best image of the walk by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, September 2, 2022. (There's a separate contest for walk leaders…) One Grand Prize winner and 10 finalists will then be selected by Scott Kelby, and will receive prizes indicated on (We had a finalist in the group in 2013!)

    Kevin Finch Thanks so much to everyone who participated in yesterday's photowalk; not the best light but at least it didn't rain! I'm looking forward to seeing your images!

    Kevin Finch Some clarification on what can - and can't - be in the image you submit for the Kelby contest. While everything in the image must have been captured during the walk - i.e., no tropical sunsets replacing our cloudy sky - collages are not allowed. You're submitting one image rather than a collection. Composites - such as panoramas made from several images, focus-stacking, high dynamic range processing, etc., but no collages. For example, the image in my poster to promote the walk would be unacceptable. Any questions, reach out...

    Kevin Finch A reminder that your contest submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, August 26, 2022...

    Kevin Finch A hearty congratulations to Steven Cullis, who I've chosen as our best submitted walk image! Steven's image will be reviewed by Scott Kelby and evaluated against images submitted by the other 411 walks. At first, Steven's photo appears a "nice" image, nothing more. But as you spend a little more time with it - as I did with all the images submitted to the Kelby site - you appreciate that there's more going on than what first meets your eye. There is a sense of reflection on the part of the person sitting on the bench. What is he thinking about? Is he taking in the harbour - the water, the sea birds, the passing ships? Or, is he depressed and thinking of jumping in? (I hope it's the former...) There's a balance between the straight lines of the wharf, the shoreline, the mast on Georges Island, and the bent lamp standard. Then, there are the somber tones in the water and wood that are played off against the light airiness of the evening sky. A good image, Steven.

    Kevin Finch Scott Kelby will announce this year’s Finalists, Grand Prize Winner, Leader’s Competition winner, and some special leader honorable mentions today (Sept. 14) at 1 PM EDT during his weekly photography video podcast, ‘The Grid’. You can watch live on or at Scott will also post all the winners on his blog - - today (Sept.14) at 2:00 PM EDT.

    Kevin Finch Well, that's a wrap for 2023, folks; thanks to everyone who joined in on the event. If you're looking for similar photo events in Nova Scotia, check out Cheers.

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