This roll of film was taken in northern Quebec, during a weekend road trip. I had wanted to see Tadoussac for a number of years but had not found time until this summer. I drove up the north coast of the St. Lawrence river until reaching the ferry to Tadoussac. After dinner in Tadoussac I drove to Saguenay and spent the next two days in the Lac St Jean/Tadoussac region before returning home. This part of northern Quebec is a mountainous region cut in half by the Saguenay Fjord. There is plenty of hiking, which was what originally drew me to the region. However, from this roll it seems to be a ‘came for the hiking, stayed for the ferry boats’ situation. Though I did not see whales I was very happy with the wildlife I did see and manage to capture on film.
I shot with my Pentax K-1000 using Kodak Gold 200. I began shooting film about a year ago, with this roll I wanted to work on storytelling and having photos that worked together. I try to limit my post process to cleaning up dust and scratches from the scans and colour correction.
While I am still developing my style and learning what type of photography I enjoy, I feel I am drawn to photographing nature and the things I come across while exploring.
I am particularly partial to the following pair of wing mirror frames. They were taken back to back while waiting for the ferry to cross the Saguenay Fjord. The first frames the motorcyclists behind the car in line for the ferry. The second frames the ferry in the passenger window, with the edge of the road in the wing mirror.
This combination of two frames is an issue I have had on two other rolls from this camera. I am not sure what is causing the lack of advancement, however, it does create interesting combinations. The overlap in this case is avoidable enough to allow for it to become to separate shots from cropping.
While not all frames work together perfectly, I do believe there is harmony between many of them.
Let me know what you think.
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