|Dougall Photography Cruise Seminars||
Montmorency Falls, located east of old Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. At 275 ft tall, these falls are higher than Niagara Falls. I am trying something new here by providing not only a photograph but also some video footage shot with my Canon 5D Mk II.
These fellows were pulling their fishing net ashore after having it in a nearby fishing weir. They were very friendly and were happy to explain what they were doing and how successful they had been at fishing during the past week. This was a chance to use my newly acquired Vivitar Series 1 13mm f/2.8 manual focus lens. I am pretty happy with this lens - it has, as you would expect, a huge depth of field so the lack of auto focus is not a big deal.
This image of Jan's was taken in front of Ville de Quebec (City Hall) in Quebec City. It was all decked out in Halloween pumpkins (spotted, no less!), black cats, witches and spiders. Halloween appears to be a big thing here in Quebec as there were Halloween displays in front of, or inside, many of the business in Old Quebec.
Maison Jacquet, built between 1675 and 1676, is the oldest house in Quebec City and is now the home of Aux Anciens Canadien Restaurant
Eight o'clock at night and pitch black. Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS lens at 200mm on a moving cruise ship. ISO 6400 - yes, there is noise all over the place in the photo! Shutter speed 1/90 @ f/2.8. I can't believe that I was actually able to capture anything remotely this sharp in what amounted to a full on, hand held night shot.
The quaint fishing village of Peggy's Cove, located west of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of the most popular places for tourists to visit in Maritime Canada. There are usually so many tourists visiting during the summer that getting a photo with no one in it is a bit of a challenge. This stretch of shoreline is behind the popular light house and, with no one else about, allowed me to capture a more tranquil scene than is usually possible.
As Jan and I explored the streets of historic Boston, one of the things we noticed was the fire alarm pull boxes on some of the street corners. They were well maintained and obviously an important element in the protection of neighbourhoods and buildings from fire. We couldn't resist the bright red color of the boxes or the large, red globe on top! This one was located on the corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, about a block northwest of the Old North Church.
The Portland Head Light located surprisingly, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is probably one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. There has been a light in this location since the 18th Century and was not automated until 1989.
Shot from the terrace of the Novotel on Broadway and 52nd Street in the Times Square district of New York. I was looking for a way to compress all the activity and advertising that washes over you in this part of the city. It doesn't seem to matter if you are on the street in the middle of the day or the middle of the night, there is always a flurry of activity with people and vehicles always on the move.