Rural landscapes: Leaskdale Stream
LEASKDALE STREAM, ONTARIO
Leaskdale is a tiny hamlet northeast of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. It’s probably best known as one of the places Anne of Green Gables author L.M. Montgomery lived. In fact, she wrote many of her novels in this quaint village and the Presbyterian manse where she lived from 1911 to ’26 has been declared a historic site and carefully preserved.
This stream is about a kilometre away. Originally photographed on Velvia slide film, it was burned onto CD during processing and I worked with that version. The rock is absolutely crucial to the success of this composition; it it wasn’t there, I doubt I would have bothered photographing this scene. Nikon FM2, tripod, polarizing filter.
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