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The Maple Shack

The Maple Shack
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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1985-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon F3, Nikkor 80-200mm f/4.5, Ektachrome
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-13 11:09
Viewed: 21236
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Maple Shack

In Québec and also in some northern states and provinces we have a lot of maple trees. At the autumn, their leaves change color from green to yellow to orange than to red. After that change the leaves fall off the trees.

At spring when temperature is getting warmer, we reach specific conditions where the maple trees produce sap. To get a lot of this liquid we need freezing condition at night and above zero condition during the day. People collect the maple water, boil it to a point where it transform into a syrup. Boiling even longer will produce a very thick syrup that will turn into maple taffy if put in the refrigerator or on clean snow.

These maple products are normally prepared in this kind of shack in the middle of the forest.

Mor info on making the syrup at:


Technical data:

Camera : Nikon F3
Accessory-1 :
Lens : 80-200mm zoom lens
F/stop : Not recorded
Shutter speed : Not recorded
Tripod: Velbon
Filter: None
Flash : None
Film : Ektachrome 64
Flatbed Scanner: Epson 4180

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  • Great 
  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-10-13 11:24]

wonderfull colors and good composition

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-13 12:14]

Hello Alain,
Amazing shot and wonderful colours!
The colors are rich and everything is very sharp. Well done TFS :)

Very colorfull fall picture of our province. That old maple shack brings back good memories.The colors are wonderful and the setting looks as when it was many years ago before it became commercial. Great shot Alain


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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-13 12:40]

Hi Alian,
This is realy nice shot --Bravo--
nice composition and colors .
TFS Libor

Hi Alain,
golden summer, this is not only a word, here, I can see it. Marvelous. This view is so beautiful, I wish to see it with my own eyes and walk around this pretty nature. Thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-13 12:50]

Bonjour Alain
Belle composition et superbes couleurs. Le Québec est célèbre pour cela n'est-ce pas ?Il manque juste un petit peu de netteté à mon avis.
Salutations Toni

Hi Alain

What a pretty sight with magical colours! Well composed. Thanks.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-10-13 21:13]

Beautiful colors, Alain. Nice place and good composition as well.

Bonjour Alain,
Superbe composition pour cette photo de paysage! Les couleurs automnales sont magnifiques et le point de vue est excellent. Merci du partage!

Beautiful photo, excellent composition, very nice colour.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-14 3:47]

Hello Alain!
Very nice capture.Vivid colors are amazing.I liked POV,framing,details and composition a lot.Very well done!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-14 7:32]

Bon matin Alain,
Très jolie composition et magnifique couleur automnale, cadrage et présentation parfaite.


Hi Alain,
Beautiful scene! Postcard perfect shot of a fall scene. The colors are perfect. Well Done!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-14 22:58]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: bonne. Un cerf de Virginie dans les parages aurait été apprécié ;-)
Pouvoir d'évocation en moi: excellent. Seulement de bons souvenirs.
Bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: bonne.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète.
Merci Alain. Un bon weekend à toi!

Bonjour Alain,

A beautiful capture and well done on the composition. Vivid fall colors, excellent work.


Good strong autumn colours really brought out well, I like this.

Blazing colour and fine composition Alain, very nice shot. Regards Steve.

Une vraie belle cabane à sucre. Très bien réussie au niveau des couleurs.
Merci de partager

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  • Tyanne (52)
  • [2005-10-20 10:05]

HI there you`ve got very nice pictures, But I like this one more, It would be lovely to be in a place like this, thanks for your opinion in my dune photo. Here in Peru I`ve never seen such beautiful trees with autum so obvious.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-10-24 5:31]

amzing! great compo and fantastic fall colors! the palette of leafs is so rich in tones! great vision. beautiful place. excellent

Awesome fall colors Alain. Excellent perspective. I like this very much. Well done & Thank you.

Gorgeous, Alain!

I love the intense colors and rustic setting of this wonderful composition.

Superb job, thank you.

Superbe photo de l’automne dans toute sa splendeur. Pour beaucoup elle évoque de nombreux souvenirs. Le feuillage rouge des érables est la toile de fond idéale pour cette excellente composition.

Ce paysage me fait penser à "Ma Cabane au Canada", une chanson française datant de 1949. Ce succès de Line Renaud est à l’origine de l’image cliché qu’on a en France du Canada. Paroles de la chanson

Wonderful capture of the setting, Alain. Good framing. Vivid colors. I like the composition. Looks as though the owner is prepared for a long, hard winter. I remember Vermont maple sugar candy from my childhood, and I suspect from your note that you have some tasty spring products in that area as well.

Superb colour contrast and composition.
Do they have enough wood cut for winter, amazing.
I wish we had autumn colours here in Australia instead of it always being green.

Amazing place, an alegory of autumn I would say :-) Is it your place, by the way!? Greetings, Michal

Les fameuses couleurs de l'automne canadien ! très belle images, ca donne envie de venir passer ses vacances au quebec ! belle composition, le tout très bien présenté


Bonjour Alain,
Une image de rêve, qui donne envie de mettre ses bottes, d'aller promener ses chiens dans les bois et de revenir allumer un bon feu. Une très belle photo évocatrice des plaisirs de la nature, que vous avez très belle au Canada. Très réussi, avec cette contre plongée qui met la cabane en valeur. Et ces couleurs! Bravo.

  • carnota Gold Star Critiquer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-16 8:34]

I like your photographies, but this specially, has great interest, harmony chromatic and a perfect one and balanced composition.

What a place to live - so relaxed and beautiful. Super colours and well presented. TFS

  • Great 
  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-01-29 22:15]

Wow! I love this maple trees! I´ve been in Canada last October I my eyes can´t forget that wonderful colours! Here you´ve captured the fall at its best! Excelent satured colours! Nice shack! I have some canadian colours at TE and now I´ll post a house with colours like thhis.
Well done work!

What a wonderful picture you have here. The colours and the composition is excellent and there is a really stunning atmosphere created by the scanning of the slide.




Bonjour Alain,
Belle prise de vue et un excellent cliché de cette cabane à sucre en automne, quoi de mieux d'une cabane à sucre pour retrouver les belles couleurs d'automne..Belle architecture de cette cabane et détails avec tous ce bois fins prêt pour pour la récolte au printemps prochain...

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