This is the Historic site of “Île des Moulins” located in Terrebonne. This site was priviledge for watermill. Watermills were commonly used for crushing wheat, cutting wood etc… Five stone buildings has been restored to be a witness of the initial vocation of this site.

Terrebonne Mills Islands

Date: 2013-11-15 Time: 7:18
GPS Data: 45°41’30” N 73°38’26” W Elevation: 39m
City: Terrebonne Country: Canada
Shutter Speed: 30 s Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 24mm ISO: 800


Body: Canon 5D Mark III Lens: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Tripod: Induro CT-214 Filter: B&W ND1000


Pixel count: – Width: 4719 Height: 3146
Megapixels: 14,8 Ratio: 3 x 2
Recommended print size: Paper: 29 inches 19 inches
Canvas: 48 inches 32 inches

I used a neutral density filter to slow down the shutter speed to 30 seconds. I wanted this silky look in the water and the sky to frame the subject. I was on site as planned before the sunrise. I had the intention to take a picture of the Watermill as the sun would rise knowing the impact the sun would have on the southern face of the Watermill.
I chose to put the Watermill in the bottom right third of the frame with the white water stream leading to the Watermill. The rising sun shined on the southern face as expected. This created a nice contrast with the wester face of the Watermill. This in turn help to create a strong perspective.
The initial shot was in color. Some modifications were made in Lightroom to increase the constrast and the clarity. I then used Nik Siver eFex Pro to convert this image in Black and White. A light negative vignette was added to direct the viewer to the subject: The Watermill.