Montmorency Fall: winter

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Comments (14)

MaryAlice on February 4, 2008

I'm suddenly freezing! What a super shot! This is fantastic.

Hank Waxman on February 4, 2008


Hope you're enjoying Quebec!


Marilyn Whiteley on February 4, 2008

Thanks, MaryAlice and Hank. As you see, Hank, it wasn't quite the weather I'd hoped for! When I took all these, not only was there no sunshine: it was snowing and blowing so hard that I kept my camera under my coat, and only popped it out long enough to take each individual shot! Quebec City's huge festival, Carnaval, was due to have its official opening that night, but it was postponed because of the weather!

Pepe Triton on February 5, 2008

A delicate white dream... I like very much this "icy serie". Greetings from Spain.

eme jota on February 5, 2008

Very nice picture...Amazing landscape! Greetings from Spain.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 5, 2008

Thank you, Pepe, Paul, and eme jota. I had been here once, long ago, in the summer. It's an impressive waterfall then, but much more so with the winter's ice!

Greetings from Canada.

Tom Lussier Photogra… on February 5, 2008

Amazing waterfall shot. This must really be something in nice weather. Regards, Tom

Marilyn Whiteley on February 5, 2008

Thanks, Tom. I'd now like to see it in winter sunshine. If my husband goes to the same meeting next year, I think I'll go along and hope for better, though still wintry, weather! Greetings, Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on February 5, 2008

A very impressive and powerful image, Marilyn! I love the detail of the bridge, and the faint trees in the distance hiding behind the mist.

Cheers, Ryan

Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

Thanks for your comments, Ryan. Most people went up onto the bridge, but I'd already climbed enough icy stairs, and visibility would have been very poor because of the storm, and it would have been pretty miserable being exposed to the elements out there on the bridge. So I rationalized that the best views were the ones from the side, like this photo and the "Hot Springs" one. (I spent my extra time taking shots of the path, the rock face with icicles, etc.)

Cheers, Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

Paul, I may make that my motto! Marilyn

DeEtte Fisher on February 9, 2008

Wonderful waterfall, Marilyn! What a great vantage-point. Hopefully you were behind a fence.... ;-)

Greetings, DeEtte

A.SKINNER on February 10, 2008

Great shot, I'm concerned about your safety Marilyn. I hope you were roped up to a fence and wearing a safety helmet. I would have been.(Call me chicken)...Anita

Marilyn Whiteley on February 10, 2008

I assure you, DeEtte and Anita, I'm no dare-devil! I was on a sturdy platform with a strong railing around the edge. There was an ice climber starting up at the far side of the falls, but it makes me shudder to think of it!

Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo taken in Chutes-Montmorency, Québec City, QC, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 4, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/02/01 13:43:49
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 4.68mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.70 EV
    • No flash