The Whole Roll – Weekend in Northern Quebec

By Rachael

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.

Cabin in the woods overlooking the fjord View of fjord from lookout within the trees bear walking behind tree Sandy beach with marina behind A lush green field with wild flowers overlooking the Saint Lawrence river, the other bank visible in the distance Caribou sitting in the grass Bank of river from the road with the railing visible, traffic post breaking the horizon Pumps in front of gas station Looking across mouth of river Cliff banks topped with trees behind beach with large layered rocks

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.

Driver side wing mirror showing motorcyclists behind View of the ferry from the passenger window, wing mirror showing the road behind ferry crossing river ferry crossing river View of dock on fjord from hiking lookout in the trees Wolverine on rock in forest view of fjord Church with tower next to road, surrounded by greenery Rocky peninsula with small forest on the fjord Docked boat on the fjord view of fjord Sunlight shining through clouds over bay with ferryboat in the distance Ferryboat framed by fence in foreground and trees on edges

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.

overlapped images of chair overlooking river and steps through forest Steps through forest with rope handle bar wooden chair overlooking river

While not all frames work together perfectly, I do believe there is harmony between many of them.

Let me know what you think.

Rachael

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By Rachael
Rachael is an an amateur photographer with just over a year of shooting under her belt from Canada. Aiming to make sure work feel like a mixture of art and a family photo album.
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Bradley Newman on The Whole Roll – Weekend in Northern Quebec

Comment posted: 23/12/2023

There are some lovely images in there. I felt like a passenger on your voyage. Well done.
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J.C. replied:

Comment posted: 23/12/2023

Hi Rachael, lovely shots of your journey into the eastern or northeastern Québec ! But let me ask : - where are the ferries located ? - do they cross the Rivière Saguenay ? - when did you take the shots, in autumn ? - which lenses did you use on the K1000 ? Thanks, Jens

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JC on The Whole Roll – Weekend in Northern Quebec

Comment posted: 23/12/2023

Very nice report of your travel to eastern or northeastern Québec, Rachael ! Please let ask : - which lenses did you use on the K1000 ? - where are the ferries located ? do they cross the Rivière Saguenay ? - in which month did you take the shots ? Thanks, Jens
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Rachael replied:

Comment posted: 23/12/2023

Hi Jen, To answer your questions, I used a 50mm lens, the ferries cross Rivière Saguenay where it meets the St. Lawrence river. I took thee photo in the beginning of August.

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JC on The Whole Roll – Weekend in Northern Quebec

Comment posted: 23/12/2023

Rachael, very interesting analogue shots of eastern or northeastern Québec ! Please let me ask : - which lenses did you use on the K1000 ? - where are the ferries located ? do they cross the Rivière Saguenay ? - in which month did you take the shots ? Thanks, Jens
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DeeDee Yelverton on The Whole Roll – Weekend in Northern Quebec

Comment posted: 22/12/2023

Nicely done! I enjoyed your whole roll!
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