The Riviere Jacques-Cartier, Jacques-Cartier River, is a river that runs through the Parc de la Jacques-Cartier in Quebec, Canada, and this view of the river was taken during fall with the sun shining on the rich colored leaves on the trees across the river setting the scenery alight. A river in summertime compared a river during winter can look completely different; the water just looks colder even though the sun is still shining and the rocks at the water's edge look darker with the cold crystal clear water swirling around them.
This river is about 161 kilometres long and it flows in a southerly direction until it reaches the Saint Lawrence River at Donnacona, which is near Quebec City. It is currently being considered for Canadian Heritage River status as it is an important river in Canada that provides many homes for animals and is a major waterway which should be protected. It is protected for the most part because most of it does flow through Jacques-Cartier Provincial Park, but not all of it does and giving it Heritage Status would protect all of the river.
There are two distinct parts of the Jacques-Cartier River, the upper part and the lower part, but during fall the entire river and surrounding scenery look beautiful with the colorful leaves changing on the trees. Not all the trees along the river bank will change their leaves, as you can see, some of them are still green, but most will turn yellow, orange or red.
Riviere Jacques-Cartier, Jacques-Cartier River, during fall in Parc de la Jacques-Cartier, Quebec, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 1/15 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 27mm.
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