Saint Lawrence River Coastal Drive. La Martre Lighthouse (Canada)

This photo is from my latest coastal drive from Montreal to Atlantic coast of Quebec. The reason I love this drive is because it starts from where I live. City of Montreal is an island located in the middle of Saint Lawrence River and it takes 900 km to reach Atlantic coast, the Gaspe peninsula.

The only boring part of the drive is 250km from Montreal to Quebec City where you drive along highway 20. And after Quebec City you abandon highway for good and take famous coastal Route 132 and drive along Saint Lawrence River all the way to the ocean.

On the way to the ocean you stop at national and provincial parks, wildlife areas and sanctuaries and you witness how little by little Saint Lawrence becomes wider and wider and at some point you realize that you can not see another side. The transformation of Saint Lawrence River to Gulf of Saint Lawrence is almost complete.

Travel Photography Blog: Canada. Quebec. Gaspe
Canada. Quebec. Gaspe. La Martre
Loc: 49.206736, -66.170418

 

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Travel Photography Blog: HDR Bracketed Shots

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length: 10mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F8
Bracketing: 3 shots (-1, 0, +1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442  – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D

Processing: HDR Processed

Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photoshop HDR Pro
Photoshop: 3 exposures ( -1, 0, +1) used to tone map image, 32-bit tiff image was saved to Lightroom (see my free guide “Natural Looking HDR Workflow”)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, color correction, exported as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, I used Curves Adjustment Layer to give image Cross Processed look.
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Archiving: I save all my photos as JPEG (quality: 100%) at full resolution and with the help of the Lightroom plugin, I synchronized them with my portfolio on SmugMug for safekeeping, sharing, image hosting and online sales.

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