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Marshland (Bog)  / Marais (tourbière). Minganie | by baldenbe (on/off)
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Marshland (Bog) / Marais (tourbière). Minganie

Near Havre Saint Pierre, the road 138 crosses a large marshland, streching from the hills at the skyline nearly down to shore of the Saint Lawrence River (16x3 miles). Insulated, monster-like groves can be seen here and there. During my last travel there (2012/09), I was lucky enough to have a heavily clouded sky. The deep greys and the textures gave to the scene an incredible oppressing but also melancholic atmosphere. Despite the loss of details, I went with a pushed film instead of a DSLR and numerical noise, knowing the grain of the film would help me to properly capture the mood of the scene. I tried wide angle lenses (24 and 28mm) as well as zooms (80-200mm) for such pictures in the past whithout much sucess. This time I went with a standard 50mm 1.8 Obj, mounted on my old but very reliable F90x Nikon camera. The picture was taken around 9 AM. I let the emotion grow, concentrating on the music (Silvestri - Castaway ) and on what I saw. I pushed the trigger when I felt dissolved, lost, empty and somehow despite the road and the nearby city, effectively "castaway"


Taken at / Photgraphié à Havre Saint-Pierre Minganie Côte Nord Québec


Nikon F90x

Nikkor 50mm + circ pol

Ilford hp5@800

Kodak d76 (stock - 10min 30)

Nikon coolscan ED V

CS5 : Contrast / local contrast / Burning / Dodging / Vignetting/ Unsharp mask

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Taken on September 15, 2012