Photographer's Note

This shot was taken in a lazzaretto (sort of hospital)on Grosse Ile (Quebec)in the St-Lawrence river near Montmagny. This island was used from 1832 to 1947 as a quarantine site for the immigrants before they landed on the continent. The red room was used to diminish the symptoms of the people suffering from smallpox since they were very sensitive to light. Since this picture was taken during a tour and we were really pushed around to go fast in our visit, I did not have time to really choose the appropriate setting on my camera but I am pleased with the result. I had set my camera for night portrait and since the shutter speed is quite slow and I had no time to install my tripod it caused this blurred effect of the standing tourist in the window which reminds me of a phantom. I find this appropriate for this kind of memorial site where more than 5000 irishman died of typhus in 5 months.

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