The End of a Perfect Day
Over the past few days, we were up in Ontario, Canada visiting Family and venturing out on day trips to capture the spectacular colours of Central Ontario foliage. I think we were about 1 week early, but after hundreds of miles of driving we found the area between Parry Sound and Gravenhurst to be the most vibrant.
This shot was taken after a long first day of exploration. We convinced our gracious Mother to entertain yet another trip to the East shore of Lake Couchiching, just outside of Orillia. We wanted to try some ultra long exposures with our Variable Neutral Density filter to smooth out the lake.
Lake Couchiching, from the Ojibwe gojijiing meaning “inlet”, is a small lake in Central Ontario separated from Lake Simcoe by a narrow channel. The Trent-Severn Waterway enters Lake Simcoe by the Talbot River and exits this lake by the Severn River which empties into Georgian Bay. The lake is 16 km long, slightly less than 5 km wide and fairly shallow with an average depth of six metres. The city of Orillia is located on the narrow channel connecting this lake with Lake Simcoe.
Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching are popular spots for fishing in summer and ice fishing in winter. Canadian Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot paid homage to the lake in the song Couchiching.