Life on a lake in photographs
|My favourite boathouse, rebuilt since I took this.|
For the last 17 years I have been taking photographs of our lake here in the Laurentian Mountains, less than an hour North of Montreal. Like real Canadians we spend much of our summers in wet swimsuits and with bare feet. I have been known to go down to the lake at 5.30am to capture the light but usually only when I'm showing off to guests. A lot of my pictures are taken in the evening when any breeze dies down and reflections are at their best.
|Keep rowing, left a bit, right a bit.|
|One of my first pictures here. Canadian eh?|
|A lucky picture of the best sunset I've ever seen here.|
I thought the picture needed a little human context so I got my husband to sit on the dock and I think the result is quintessentially Canadian. They spend a lot of time gazing at sunsets. I'm so glad we wandered down the hill that night and caught this picture as I'm not sure I'm ever going to better this. I don't give up though.
|Night, night heron.|
This is a recent shot of our resident Great Blue Heron on his way home from the pub. He often does a fly-by while we are having the previously mentioned drinks and I'm not sure if it's the beer, the sunset or the lake itself but we often say how lucky we are to live here and have all this beauty on our doorstep.
|Lying in some leaves this time.|
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