This image was taken from our room at Hotel Belley in Québec City in early November 2010. We were holed up during the only heavy rain day we encountered during our entire 10,000 mile train trip from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS and back. Revisiting this image with the Fleurdelisé flying in the stiff wind made me feel nostalgic for the days we spent in la belle province.
Canon G11 while in Québec City.
It’s a very rainy Christmas day here in the SF Bay Area–meaning no outdoor photo opportunities. So it’s back to the 10,000 mile collection. Here’s two I think work well in black and white (à la my new Nik Silver Efex Pro Photoshop plugin):
This was the Saskatoon station in the early morning on our way east. Like I said before, not all Canadian train stations are palatial.
And a couple of thousand miles up the tracks, this is different view from our first room at the Hotel Belley in Quebec City (it was obviously rainy, but I was looking out from our cozy, dry hotel room).
Canon G11 exhibiting the memory of an elephant.
Sipping a pint or two at a bar with a camera on hand sometimes makes interesting shots happen (did I just say, “Shit happens?”). I pulled this one out of the 10,000 mile trip archive, filtered it through Nik Silver Efex Pro (no cropping) and liked the result.
Canon G11 looking back in black and white.
I loved Quebec city! Before hopping the train to Halifax, we had another whole day to stroll around town–and it was sunny!
And in the evening, beers at the Hotel Belley Pub.
Canon G11 loving Quebec City.
Our digs in Quebec City, Hotel Belley. Great little hotel with a very nice pub downstairs–right up my alley! We’re in the room just above the lighted light.
Last night it rained. I opened the window, stuck my head out and took this shot.
Canon G11 en francais au Quebec.