Spring 2017 Montreal Flood Relief

Floodwaters spill over a concrete block retaining wall in Pointe-Fortune Quebec
Floodwaters from the Ottawa river spill over a hastily-built concrete block retaining wall in Pointe-Fortune Quebec in May 2017.

I spent some time today driving along the Ottawa river in between the Ontario border and the western tip of the island of Montreal. Not that far. Maybe 40 or 50km.

As some of you may know, my town Rigaud has been hit particularly hard by the floods in Eastern Canada. Neighboring communities both on and off the island are also gravely affected.

Although this does not affect Raechel and I as we are lucky enough to live in a neighborhood built on higher ground, it has directly affected friends not to mention the entire regional community.

Floodwaters of the Ottawa river at Thompson park
Floodwaters of the Ottawa river at Thompson park. Hudson, Quebec. Canada. May 2017

A couple we know has lost their house. A friend's father also, just yesterday. And many former students are either flooded or struggling to keep the water out. If you aren't terrified by the river, you're terrified that the sewers will flood your house.

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No Rules Photography features my NGC image

My friends at No Rules Photography have featured one of my architecture shots on their page and blog today. Excellent image analysis for anyone who yearns to understand composition.

A big thank you for the feature!

Eric Girouard's National Gallery of Canada image as analysed by No Rules Photography blog.
National Gallery of Canada