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Birds eye view of Montmorency Falls

Bird’s 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. […]

Wet suits

Wet suits

Wet suits lie out in the sun to dry near Fountainstown Beach, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 125mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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

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

Look up at the roof

The ceiling of the Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec is quite a sight. In a low light situation you can’t get a more stable support than the floor at your feet, lucky me. A wide angle lens meant I had to run for cover lest the camera capture me in the image. The 2 second […]

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 […]

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 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.

Signs of Quebec Industry

On the journey into Quebec City from where we’re staying it’s impossible not to miss the plumes of steam (and smoke?) rising from a number of buildings, seemingly right in the middle of an urban area. According to our guide the buildings contain a cigarette factory and a paper recycling plant. Up close one of […]

Night Over Quebec

Night Over Quebec

Night falls over Quebec as we finish our tour and photowalk around the city. ISO 1600 came in very useful as the sky got darker! Pictured here are a few of the buildings just outside the old city walls. I think the Hilton is the building on the right. Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length […]

County Hall and the Chimney

County Hall and the Chimney

Cork County Hall, as seen from a nearby hill in Sunday’s Well. Argh! I hate coming up with blog post titles. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Old House on Oilean Chleire

Old House on Oilean Chleire

Just up the hill from the North Harbour on OIlean Chleire off the County Cork coast. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Gangsters

Gangsters

Gangster’s Barbers, somewhere in London. I couldn’t tell you where. Matt was driving. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 22mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/100s

Chemin des chutes

Chemin des chutes

A waterfall near where I’m staying in Quebec. To get to here you need to descend about 100m of steep steps but there are frequent observation platforms to observe the waterfall. On the way back up, those platforms were a welcome break from the hard slog of climbing. My legs were like jelly by the […]