Project 365 – Day 362: A long drive to a beautiful Québec City under snow

December 27 2012

I read that montreal received a record amount of snow for the 27th December – 45cm. For someone who doesn’t get off the island that much, it probably wasn’t the best day to be driving to Québec City, but the hotel and rental car were reserved so we decided to make a break for it. We ended up pretty much following the storm all the way, at times with visibility almost zero and only able to know where the road was by keeping relatively close to the back of a truck, not really advisable, but better than driving into a tree.

After 5+ hours (the journey normally takes 2.5) we arrived in Québec City and after a nice supper with one of Guylaine’s sisters, we headed to the Hotel Clarendon and took a little walk around the immediate area before heading to the nearby bar.

A new light festival started a few days ago called  QébecAdabra and features a number of illuminated art installations at various points around the city. The one next to our hotel looked particularly nice with the fresh snow.

QuébecAdabra festival in Québec City

QuébecAdabra festival in Québec City
ISO 100 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

QuébecAdabra with Price Building

QuébecAdabra with Price Building
ISO 100 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The Price building and Hotel Clarendon

The Price building and Hotel Clarendon
ISO 100 – 14mm – f4.8 – 2 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Church entrance

Church entrance
ISO 100 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

QUébec City

Québec City
ISO 500 – 90mm – f4.5 – 1/10 sec

Here are a few shots of the memorable journey through a snow storm…

A white highway 40

A white highway 40
ISO 400 – 15mm – f9 – 1/15 sec

Pit Stop

Pit Stop
ISO 400 – 20mm – f7.1 – 1/200 sec

While we were having supper, as you would expect the snowplough of course passed by and buried the car in the driveway which we then had to ‘dig’ out – thankfully our friends have a snowblower🙂

snowblowing freshly fallen snow

snowblowing freshly fallen snow
ISO 200 – 17mm – f5.3 – 0.5 sec

The storm has thankfully passed, so hopefully I now have a few good days to get some wintertime shots of Québec City🙂

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

 

 

 

 

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