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An Ancient Lakeshore

Once there was the sea …

A few thousand years ago as the last age was melting, what is now Montreal was mostly at the bottom of a huge sea. Gradually the water levels fell and islands appeared. This bank was once a lakeshore shelving down into the water and this forest is now growing on what was once a sandy beach.

This seashore is in the Arboretum.


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 16 September, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
By |2020-09-18T11:08:33-04:00September 18th, 2020|arboretum, Landscape, trees|2 Comments

Forested Field

Maybe a century ago this was cleared farmland as the collapsed dry-stone wall in the foreground indicates. Now it has reverted to typical mixed forest of the region – full of birds and interesting creatures.


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 28 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 14.93mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s

By |2020-08-31T16:39:23-04:00September 2nd, 2020|arboretum, Landscape|0 Comments
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