Christmas in Riviere-Du-Loup, Quebec

Christmas House #2

Christmas already? Wasn’t I surprised when I heard Christmas music and looked outside to see elves, reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus in a parade going all through the campground. It was Christmas in July! I thought this must have something to do with the Christmas house that was across the street from the campsite, but apparently this is something many campsites do for the … [Read more...]

Whale Watching in Riviere-Du-Loup, Quebec

Minke Whale #2

Still trying to outrun the heat wave, we travelled up the Saint Lawrence river towards the small town of Riviere-Du-Loup where we had the opportunity to do some whale watching. This is one of my favourite activities back home where I go out on my own boat and visit the Orcas on a regular basis. Sometimes I get a glimpse of Minke whales or Grey whales. This was opportunity … [Read more...]

Shopping in Old Quebec

Old Quebec #2

I love the boutique feel of the shopping area in the old part of Quebec City. Since I was doing hand-held HDR, the challenge was dealing with the people that move between the frames. Since the software combines the three exposures into one image, any moving objects will have a “ghost” effect since you can see the object’s placement in all three brackets. The new version … [Read more...]

Quebec, finally

Chateau Frontenac #3

Since we wanted to spend August and September in the Canadian Maritimes, we decided to re-enter Canada via Sault Ste. Marie and avoid the traffic in Chicago and Detroit. Of course, this meant driving through Ontario and no one ever reports having enjoyed driving through Ontario. Our objective was to get through it as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this was not our … [Read more...]