The morning call of the great river

The morning call of the great river


The lighthouse at the Pointe-au-Père historic site certainly holds the title of lighthouse that I have photographed the most in my career. Located on a point west of Rimouski, it is on a route that I often take when I go to the regions of maritime Quebec.

His “rest stop” is welcome during the long hours of driving it takes to cross Quebec from one end to the other. With its octagonal shape, 33 meters high, the second tallest lighthouse on the St. Lawrence dominates the landscape. Stepping on the ground of the tip evokes a hundred years of maritime history. So, it is imperative for me to set the alarm clock at 4:30 a.m. when I am near this marvel of marine heritage on the great river. This place, perfectly oriented with the sunrise, offers exceptional panoramas. When the low tide coincides with the rising sun, small pools of water offer sublime games of reflection. On my first morning excursion, dawn reveals a promising cloud pattern. The kind of spectacular sunrise that happens at least ten times a year. I was not mistaken, the sky ignites in the 20 minutes preceding the appearance of the golden ball on the horizon…

Camera: Canon EOS R6

Lens: RF 16mm

Exposure: 0.6s at F/10

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