i took this picture on a holidays i spent in Canada, I was heading North coming from Quebec City, i was on the highway when after a hill i saw this view, unfortunately i could not stop to catch the picture so i had to made it through the windshield.
The hilly landscape you see is a Quebec region called Charlevoix.
''The Charlevoix region, located in Quebec, includes parts of the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River and the Laurentian Mountains region of the Canadian Shield. This dramatic landscape includes rolling terrain, fjords, headlands and bays. For much of its history, Charlevoix was home to a thriving summer colony of wealthy Americans, including President William Howard Taft. The community of La Malbaie was known as the first vacation spot in Canada. Scottish landowners Malcolm Fraser and John Nairn hosted visitors at their manors as early as 1760.
The topography of this region was dramatically altered by a meteorite impact that occurred 350 million years ago creating the Charlevoix crater.
This area was subsequently reshaped by glaciation.
The Charlevoix region was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1989.
There have been several major earthquakes in the region:
on February 5, 1663, centred south of La Malbaie. See 1663 Charlevoix earthquake.
on December 6, 1791, centred near Baie-Saint-Paul
on October 17, 1860, centred under the Saint Lawrence River
on October 20, 1870, centred near Baie-Saint-Paul
on February 28, 1925, centred under the Saint Lawrence River. See 1925 Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake.
There were 8 earthquakes between magnitude 4 and 5 on the Richter scale between 1977 and 1997 in Charlevoix, with minimal damages
The region was named after Pierre François-Xavier de Charlevoix, a French Jesuit explorer and historian who travelled through this region in the 18th century.''
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Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-06-16 10:15
Amazing wide road, wonderful POV, fantastic long perspective. Superb weather, splendid colors.
edge (6765) 2010-06-16 11:15
Hello Alessandro, This is a great windshield shot. Wonderful panorama of the area with the blue skies and green plus blue tinge of the forest. I don't know why, but there is lots of blue in the Canadian mountains, in fact there is a song about the Blue Canadian Rockies. Albeit, I know you were not that far west here in Quebec. Super photo. Regards, Roger.
Silvio1953 (131520) 2010-06-16 12:25
Ciao Alessandro, bella la prospettiva della grande strada che si snoda sulle colline, bellissimo il cielo, ottima composizione con magnifici colori naturali, bravo, ciao Silvio
Charo (51210) 2010-06-16 13:01
La prospettiva è impressionante, e l'orizzonte si perde. Mi piace la lunga strada tortuosa attraverso la foresta.
Un caro saluto,
J_Burke (1285) 2010-06-16 13:28
Well taken opportunity, the light and shadows are very nice, great depth too.I like the yellow strip running down the road through the picture. TFS
dta (71997) 2010-06-16 23:39
Ciao Alessandro ,
Une photo qui exprime bien l'immensité des paysages nord-américains , avec cette route qui nous entraîne vers les horizons lointains .
Nicou (131250) 2010-06-17 0:56
grandisoe perspective sur cette route, la profondeur de l'iamge est parfaite, ave cle plan gris-vert et bleu, amngigique compo.
Bravo et amitié
prabut (3548) 2010-06-17 1:40
Great perspective of the road. nice wide landscape, well-exposed clouds and nice colors.
raszid62 (18515) 2010-06-17 6:34
Giant spazio infinito canadese coperto da foreste. E il modo che ci conduce in lontananza. Grande cielo.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-06-17 9:15
The road snaking into the far distance gives the feeling of wide spaces, and together with the typical yellow band tells it's North America
Have a nice day JY
Fante (5429) 2010-06-17 12:26
beautiful and very atracttive panoramic photo. You have a great eye for the symmetry. This composition is very spectacularly. The depth and sharpness are perfect. Congratulations,
yeln (11516) 2010-06-17 22:22
three color photo. super idea - view from the highway
colors and sharpness are great.
Have a nice day
bema (26399) 2010-06-17 22:44
Good morning Alessandro,
not so bad for an inside windshield capture, a famous landscape and a very good depth, too..
have a nice weekend, ciao Bernd
dkmurphys (53435) 2010-06-24 4:31
well, that's a nice road...beautiful landscape, large band...an invitation to accelerate. hope there's no speed limit :D
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (23822)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: USA AND CANADA 2008
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-16 7:50