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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.

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 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

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 time I reached the top.

Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Wind Power

Wind Power

Wind turbines dot the landscape here and there. Shot in West Cork last year.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s