Back To Coaticook

We first went to Coaticook last September and I posted about it here: (https://d7100shooter.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/coaticook-gorge/).

Well, last weekend, we went back to Coaticook; only this time, we took some family friends who had never been down to the Eastern Townships or many other places in Quebec.

They have only been in Quebec since mid-last year and they desperately want to explore different areas of the province, so we suggested that we tour them around the Eastern Townships a bit.

Coaticook is about a 2 hour drive from Montreal and most of the trip is spent driving on the highway that is very well maintained.  It’s a small town, so don’t expect too much when you get there.

Probably the two biggest attractions in Coaticook, are the ice cream factory (Coaticook ice cream anyone?) and the gorge.

Photos were taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Nikon D2x.

Despite the fact that this was the second time that we had been to the gorge, it was still enjoyable.  Funny enough, the trek up to the suspended bridge did not seem as long as it did the first time.

There are plenty of places to visit and explore, just mere hours away from Montreal.  All you need to do is pack a picnic and hop in your car!

Who dares wins.

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Setting Up For A Big Party!

As many of my fellow Canadians know, 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday!!

While I was in Ottawa, I made my way up to Parliament Hill to check out the preparations for the New Years eve party, as well as the start of the festivities for Canada’s 150th.

Photos taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8.  Shot using the standard film simulation at ISO 3200 and f/2.8.

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Night Shooting

I had an engagement down in Old Montreal the other night and doing some forward thinking, i brought along my X-Pro1, which fit nicely in my jacket pocket.

It would have been a good idea to have brought a tripod along, but it would have been a bit cumbersome to lug around while attending to business.

In order to get a decent shutter speed, i had to boost up my ISO to 5000 with some photos  – the 27mm does not have OIS.  If there was plenty of light from the moon and other light sources, the files came out relatively good.

However, if i was taking photos of a darker scene, things tended to turn to mush and there was not much i could do to save them.

In the end, even though i had to hand hold the camera for all these photos, things turned out okay.

All photos taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the XF 27mm f/2.8.

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From 400ft Up!

If you decide to go down to the Thousand Islands region, one stop that you need to make is at the Thousand Islands tower.

Once you get to the top of the tower, you are 400ft above the St. Lawrence River.  Needless to say, the view is breathtaking!

Photos taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Fujinon XF 27mm.

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