Posts Tagged: Canada

Easy way up

Easy way up

The easy way up to the Montmorency Falls is by cable car direct from the visitor center. We took the steps. Legs. Sore. (Great coming down though!)

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s

Bird’s eye view of Montmorency Falls

Birds eye view of Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls in Quebec, as seen from the top of the nearby hill. Lots of steps to walk up!

PS. In unrelated news, I received the following email from Siobhán Duggan:

Hi Donncha,
while doing some research on the lough recently I came across your blog regarding a Lough Photography day you organised last year. You may be aware of the diminishing population of wildlife in the Lough over the past few months. I am part of a voluntary organisation called JCI Cork (junior chamber international) and as a group we have decided to fundraise for the Lough by holding a table quiz in the Hawthorn Bar near the Lough. I have attached a flyer that you might please send to some of your colleagues that may be interested in supporting the Lough by taking a table on the night (Friday November 6th). Business in the area have been very supportive by giving prizes for the raffle and for the winners on the night so it should be a great night as well as raising money for a much loved amenity,

Kind Regards,
Siobhán

Email them at cork @jci-ireland.org (remove the space before the @) if you’re interested in going. A table of 4 costs 40 Euro. I don’t think I’ll be going (baby sitters, etc to organise) but it should be a good night!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s

A whale of a time in Quebec

A whale of a time in Quebec

A street in Quebec is filled with drawings and messages hanging down from wires above our heads.

Made me think of the “Fail Whale” when I saw this one. Sad.

Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/200s

A Vendre

A Vendre

Firewood for sale on the roadside near where we stayed in Quebec.

Cross in the Roof

Cross in the Roof

Another (and final) shot of the roof in the Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec, Canada. I will post more from this church but this is the final shot of the main roof. Love the intricate design.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 2.5s

Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

The Saint Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica in Quebec is an imposing but beautiful building. It’s surrounded by flat river side countryside and low lying buildings so it really stands out.

Got lots more photos from inside, hopefully to be posted over the next few days.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Steps to Montmorency Falls

Steps to Montmorency Falls

If you’re adventurous or just have strong legs you can climb the many steps to the top of the hill overlooking the Montmorency Falls.

I climbed the steps with a few of the other Automattic guys and took in the breathtaking view over the St. Lawrence River up to Quebec City. Add to that the thunder of the nearby falls and it was well worth the climb.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls

You’ll find Montmorency Falls just outside Quebec City in Canada. They’re an imposing sight, visible from the highway and by foot you can almost reach the base of the falls. Bring a coat and protect your camera because you’ll be soaked by spray!

Remember that Balloon Boy story last week? People have been searching for the boy since the story broke. Searching online that is. On that day, my Balloon Boy was the number 1 hit for that phrase in Canada (and elsewhere) and this site served an extra 10,000 or so hits. People are still searching and it’s boosted traffic levels nicely.

Pity it’ll all disappear once the controversy dies down.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

The old town of Quebec

The Old Town of Quebec

Quebec city recently celebrated it’s 400th birthday, making it one of the oldest cities in North America! Here’s part of the tourist area of the older part of town. A lovely walk through a beautiful area.