Time to dig deep into the archives for this beautiful little gem that was taken in July of 1998! That’s right, more or less pre-digital era. Taken with my Nikon n90s on a Fuji color slide, this is a photo of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec Province in Canada, about 30 minutes north of the Belle-Rivière territory. Belle-Rivière is a mostly forested area of Quebec with a population of – I love this – zero. It’s one of my favorite places to go camping, or was anyway back in the days when I had any kind of disposable income.
There’s not much in the way of detail in this photo but it has a good arrangement of perspective and once again captures an oncoming storm. The bed of agricultural flowers reminds me of the Wizard of Oz and the Yellow Brick Road. My notes on the technical details of the slide are long lost, but the slide is 100 ISO speed and I used a fixed 50mm Nikkor lens. This is a hi-res digital scan of the original slide made by Willimantic Camera and Video (now long gone) in February 2004.
I miss that camera, but I don’t really miss the expense of purchasing and processing film.