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In October 2019, I spent a week in the marvelous Charlevoix region with friends. We chose that time of year because the area is so spectacular in autumn. As planned, we arrived on the west point of Isle-aux- Coudres 30 minutes before sunset. The island is in the middle of the St-Laurence River. I wanted to show the coastal mountains, the textures on the rocky beach, and the river. I was hoping for a beautiful colored and textured sky. To compose the image, I used my Leica wide-angle lens at 16 mm (35 mm eq.) Lines and textures were already in the clouds. I did not think a long exposure was appropriate, wanting to freeze the clouds rather than having them blurred. As always, I exposed to the right (ETTR) without blowing the highlights. Sunset is a precious moment.
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