Last weekend we joined relatives to visit the Longueuil Traditional Winter Festival and then we went our for supper afterwards and had a really great time. This is the third year we have attended the Christmas Market which sells all kinds of baked goods, furs, clothing, etc., the temperature was great this year it was not too cold as in previous years. Here is one of the photos from the Christmas Market, click on it to open the gallery with the rest of the images, enjoy.
I was doing research on my iPad Map app to find someplace to do some photography and ended up in the area just east of the Jacques Cartier Bridge around rue Ontario and Fullum. I drove to a few places in the area as well as walked to photograph some churches and other architecture in the area. It is very full of places to photograph and I plan on going back soon to get more photos. Here is a photo that I was able to get due to the fact that I just purchased a new ultra wide angle lens, I am loving the view I am able to get that I was never able to get before. I will have to revisit some sites I have previously photographed to get the wide angle, click on the photo below to open the gallery with all the photographs in it, enjoy.
I have always wondered how to got to the road by the marina in Longueuil, so I can get some photos of downtown Montreal from there. Well I finally looked into getting there and went there on a Saturday afternoon to catch the sunset. By the time I got there it had gotten cloudy, when I got out of the car, it began to hail, I still managed to get some photos of the pier area of Old Montreal and a shot of the Olympic Stadium, here is one of the four images I managed to get with the hail coming down, click on it to open the gallery and see the other three.
Driving by to drop off my camera to have it serviced for cleaning, I saw some great detail on the roofs of the buildings so I decided to go back and photograph that. So after picking up my camera from servicing I went over and parked the car and walked up and down the block photographing some very nice architectural details. Here is one of the photos, click on it to open the gallery to see all the photos, enjoy.
We went away for the weekend a couple of weekends ago, and went down to Church Street Market Place and walked around the area to do some photography, before we did some shopping. After that went up the street so I could photograph some of the university buildings, then did a ton of shopping.
Here is one of my favourite photos, the Fire Station built in 1926, click on it to open the gallery with the rest of the images, enjoy.
A couple of weeks ago I brought me camera and tripod to work to head to the roof to get some sunrise photos before the time change, sunrise would then be an hour earlier. That did not work out so I set up in one of the front conference rooms and slung my jacket up on my tripod and would hold it up as I was shooting the bracketed sequences to block any reflections in the glass, which worked. It’s kinda boring to view the individual images as the sun rises so I created a small slideshow with music on youtube, here is the link, enjoy.
I took a photo walk a couple of weeks ago, although the sign on the building said the Village, meaning the Gay Village, I am not sure this is the right area. I walked east along Ste. Catherine street from St. Hubert and walked up and down the streets between, René Levesque & de Maisonneuve. There is a lot of old buildings there, not necessarily in good shape, but are great to photograph in HDR. Here is one of the photo’s click on it to open the gallery to see all the images, enjoy.
We went for another drive up North to Sainte Adele a few weeks ago to got some more of the beautiful fall foliage. It was a beautiful sunny day, and now I saw what the woman at the Info Centre said I would see on our previous trip at that spot, had it not been so foggy then. We were surrounded by colour, and now I had a beautiful view of the mountains on one side and the village and valley, on the other. Here is one of the photos, click on it to open the gallery, enjoy.
Last weekend I said that I would post the rest of the photos from Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk. The walk is about having fun, camaraderie, and staying safe, with up to 50 other photographers per group. At the end of the walk the group meets at a local restaurant to share their photos, after which you can share them on Flickr in the WWPW group, and if you like, submit one of your photos of your walk to compete for prizes.
Our walk was in Old Montreal, here are the rest of the photos that I mentioned I would be posting last weekend. Here is one of the photos, click on it to open the gallery to see the rest of the photos, enjoy.
Last weekend I participated in author / photographer and CEO of Kelby One, of which I am a member, Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk. This year there were about 19,500 people in 1050 cities across the world who participated in this one day event. Donations by the participants and t-shirt sales profits all go to benefit The Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. The walk is about having fun, camaraderie, and staying safe, with up to 50 other photographers per group. At the end of the walk the group meets at a local restaurant to share their photos, after which you can share them on Flickr in the WWPW group, and if you like, submit one of your photos of your walk to compete for prizes.
Our walk was in Old Montreal, and it turned out to be a beautiful day, I shot a lot of photos so I will split them into two galleries, one here and one next week. Here is the photo I submitted for a prize, click on it to open the gallery to see the rest of the photos, enjoy.