Photographer's Note

After long and large highway from Toronto up to Quebec City, the road gets narrow (well, for american standards :-) upwards to Tadoussac. Between Baie St. Paul and Malbaie you can take the rd. 362, which has a beautiful sight on the even larger St. Lawrence river.

The strange thing to me was, however, the absence of curves, especially hairpins, to reduce the slope, as it is usual in the Alps. The road was always a straight, with extreme changes in the slope, where trucks often got on the short gears uphill. Downhill there are a lot of safety exits for trucks with overheated brakes.

In the villages you can see traffic signs asking to reduce the use of the engine braking because of the noise it makes.

Technical: postprocessing added some saturation, alpha mask to give some colour to the pale sky.

PS a question for Canadians: in the picture, on the right side of the road, you can see a small pole with a red square on it. I've noticed them many, red followed by green or blue, especially on small bridges or curves. Who knows what is their purpouse?

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Additional Photos by Marko Germani (markogts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 144 N: 220] (1130)
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