Francis Vachon Photographe

June 30, 2007

Le Château Frontenac

Le Château Frontenac
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/800 at f4.0 with a 70-200 at 70mm – ISO 200, polarizing filter

The Château Frontenac grand hotel, one of the most popular attractions in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Designed by architect Bruce Price, the Château Frontenac was one of a long series of “château” style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century. It opened in 1893, five years after its sister-hotel the Banff Springs. The railway company sought to encourage luxury tourism and bring wealthy travelers to its trains.

The hotel is perched on a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, thus giving a spectacular view for several kilometres. The building is the most prominent feature of the Quebec City skyline as seen from across the St. Lawrence, and is a symbol of the city. The hotel is built near the Plains of Abraham, where the British defeated the French in 1759 during the Seven Years’ War (also called the French and Indian War), to annex Quebec (From wikipedia)

More Chateau Frontenac photos and images


Francis Vachon, flowers photographer? Just for a day. Unfortunatly, the sun was not very cooperative.

Flame PeonyFlame Peony
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/640 at f3.5 with a 70-200 at 95mm – ISO 200

FlowerAn unknown flower
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/640 at f4.5 with a 70-200 at 195mm – ISO 200

fleur 2Lupin polyphylle Russel
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/125 at f6.3 with a 70-200 at 130mm – ISO 200

Water lillyWater lillies
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/800 at f5.6 with a 70-200 at 145mm – ISO 250

June 28, 2007

Lighting 102: 1.2 – Position | Distance

Light has depth of field too!

June 24, 2007

St-Jean show on the Plains of Abraham

June 24 is the Quebec National Day. On the 23, a huge show is held on the Plains of Abraham, one of the biggest urban park of the world. Here is some photos with artists you have never heard of if you are not from Quebec.

Xavier CaféïneXavier Caféïne

Normand BrathwaiteNormand Brathwaite

France D’AmourFrance D’Amour

Les spectateursEven the sky puts his blue dress!

France D’Amour et Xavier CaféïneFrance D’Amour and Xavier Caféïne have fun into the crowd

Plume LatraversePlume Latraverse

France D’AmourFrance D’Amour

Xavier CaféïneXavier Caféïne have fun with the photographer

Xavier CaféïneXavier Caféïne plays with the spectactor who catched the tie he has trown into the crowd earlier

June 23, 2007

Photojournalist – a Dangerous job III

Some assignments end up being more costly than the rate you are paid.


Oh! And my pair of jeans is written off.

Lesson of the day: Roots can get OUT of the ground and become a deadly and sneaky trap.

For the one new here, part I and II of “Photojournalist – a Dangerous job” are on the older version of my blog.

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