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  • Featured in Artists Universe on 2012-06-02
  • Featured in AMERICAS~RURAL, URBAN, WILD AND FREE on 2012-02-01

The Chutes de Plaisance, or Plaisance Falls, are located about five kilometres north of the village of Plaisance, along Route 148. An exceptional natural and historic site, for over a century, the falls were the site of a thriving mill town known as North Nation Mills.

In its heyday in the late 1800s, North Nation Mills boasted over 300 residents. Most of them worked at the large sawmill that was powered by the raging torrent of the Plaisance Falls. The village that grew up around the mill had a general store (owned by the mill), churches, a schoolhouse, a cheese factory — all kinds of activity, in fact. But all of that is gone now; and the site is virtually a ghost town.

Established at the very beginning of the 19th century, the mills (and falls) changed hands several times over the next century. Joseph Papineau (the father of Louis-Joseph Papineau, the politician) was the first person to develop the site. Following him, it passed to a series of different owners, until it was purchased by the W. C. Edwards Company. In the 1920s, the site was acquired by the Gatineau Power Company so that that company could build a hydro-electric plant. It was at this time that most of the buildings in the village were demolished or relocated. Tests were conducted by the company on the rock around the falls, and surprisingly, the site was deemed inappropriate for the installation of a power plant. The project was abandoned. Author: Matthew Farfan

Location: Plaisance Falls, Plaisance, Qc. Canada
Date: 2012-01-28
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO: 1600
Shutter Priority: 1/800 sec.
Aperture priority: F/7,1
Metering Mode: Spot
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Tamron 28-300mm@300mm
Lightroom 3,3 Photoshop CS5 64 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 6,6

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • deb cole
    deb colealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Yannik!! And excellent information as well…very interesting!!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry :)

    – Yannik Hay

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    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 3 years ago

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღWonderful capture nice clarity and detail nice focus and framing wonderful informative information Nicely done and presented hugs.

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    Cold & beautiful ~ the way winter ought to be. Very interesting history as well ~ such sad nonsense… destruction of a community to the glory of Nothing. Wonderful shot, Yannik.

  • Olga
    Olgaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot! The essence of Winter. :) By the way, thanks for your lovely comments, Yan. I greatly appreciate them. Hugs.

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you dear Francis for admitting it to the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • MarieG
    MarieGalmost 3 years ago

    Il faut voir cette image en plus grand pour apprécier toute la beauté des hivers du Québec…une véritable oeuvre d’art de la nature! Superbe Yannik! Marie

  • Wow! Quel beau commentaire Marie, c’est vraiment apprécié! Elle a été refusée dans quelques groupes et je me demandais si elle était de qualité. Mais avec ton précieux commentaire, là je suis rassurée :)
    Un grand merci pour ça et pour l’avoir ajoutée à tes favoris! Bonne journée :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Fascinating information with your lovely image! Must have been so cold!!!

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    An amazing sight, very well captured … most interesting information !

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much C for the feature. I am so honoured :)

    – Yannik Hay

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