From Montebello, follow the green tourism signs for Kenauk Nature (10 km away).
Image captured on Maholey Lake, within the Kenauk Nature Preserve.
Immortalized by Claude Monet, water lilies entrance artists with their shapes, patterns, and color palette. On a remote lake deep in the wilderness of Quebec, I captured this image that I feel portrays the true essence of this timeless motif. Alone in a rowboat, and without my polarizing filter, I needed to carefully navigate myself into a position within a large field of lily pads. A light summer breeze kept my boat ever so slowly drifting and turning, making things more amusing. With depth of field, shutter speed, and water glare top of mind, the only way to keep my lens parallel to the water’s surface was to take this picture one-handed; steadily extending my arm precariously over the side of the boat. With continuous autofocus engaged, I deliberately chose my exposure to balance my unconventional handholding technique with the composition I was framing-up “blindly.” It took several burst attempts, but I was finally able to capture this classic portrayal of nature’s colors.