Went downtown yesterday late afternoon on Ste. Catherine & Guy area, and had supper at Three Amigos, nice place. Afterward, took three HDR shots on Ste. Catherine and then went to The Village borough of Montreal where I got the rest of the shots. It was just a gourgeous day yesterday and a beautiful sunset, click on the photo below to open the gallery and see the rest of them, enjoy.
It rained most of the day yesterday, but still went out to celebrate my wedding anniversary, in Cote des Neiges(Montreal) at a Chinese restaurant, like the reviews
said, service not so great but the food was. We headed downtown from there so I could do some photography. I got an HDR of an old, looks like some type of ventilation
pipe on the roof of an old building I shot last week, that had some graffiti on it and looked like it had been there for a long time. How kids get up there to put the graffiti on it I will never know, but here is the shot of it with an ominous sky in the background, click on it to see the other two shots I got before it got dark.
Seems to be a recurring theme for me, I love the area, it is full of history and yet the rebuilding of the area is on fire, hi-rise condos going up everywhere, and so close to downtown Montreal. Well I have an excuse as I mentioned in my last post there was a big traffic jam last weekend and didn’t get to drive around and find what I did yesterday, yet still I will most likely go back, more to see. Anyway, here is the first photo I took, click on it to open the gallery to see the rest.
I have been researching some old buildings in Griffintown / Saint Henri. and there is a lot of history here. So I headed out for some sunset shots there, my original destination, an old abandoned CN Workshop. I tried getting on to Wellington St. from Peel, but there was a huge jam there that was not moving, so I gave up and parked the car. Then I walked up de la Montagne to see an old building and then over to the Lachine Canal and walked South. I did get to the CN Workshop later after doing some shooting, but it was blocked off and had security, they were building in its place. Here is one of the photos, click on it to open the gallery to see the rest of them.
I have read and seen other photo renditions of an aqueduct in the Griffintown area, and found it on yesterday’s visit, but it was overcast yesterday and dark, so I went back this afternoon and got some shots. Also like the rail bridge right near it and saw some people running near the canal beside it so I ventured over there and got an HDR shot of the rail bridge and the old boarded up Wellington train station.
Stormy weather yesterday, raining off and on all day and windy, in fact when I got on the highway to my destination it began to hail and did so off and on in spurts for a while. I went to photograph some old buildings in Griffintown, and also found some grafitti. It turned out sunny today, my luck, anyway, below is one of the photos from yesterday, I believe that this old building has been turned into a club of some sort, and the second to last photo in the set claims at one time was a horse palace, the photo is of the old doors.
I plotted out the locations I wanted to photograph using my Moodboard, and I came up with 2 pages in Point Saint Charles a suburb close to downtown Montreal.
There are some amazing old buildings there and I plan on going back, I had no idea there was so much old architecture there. In fact as I was photographing one
of the churches an older man stopped and asked if I was taking pictures for a newspaper, I said it was for my enjoyment and to see the beautiful architecture,
he is the curator of the church I was photographing. He recounted how he would go swimming at the Hogan Bath building when he was young, when I mentioned it was
my next destination. Below is the church I am talking about, just click on it to open the gallery to see the rest of the pictures.
We went to Burlington, Vermont, this past Friday and spent the weekend there mostly shopping. I chose not to bring my camera along on this trip because I
I figured I would spent too much time shooting photos and my wife would not get to the places she wanted to shop at. That did not mean I couldn’t take photos
with my iPad which I did bring. Luckily I have an HDR app on it called Top Camera which takes three bracketed shots and merges them into an HDR, it also has
a stabilizer which helped because I was hand holding the iPad. They are no where near as good as my DSLR can take but with a little help from OnOne Software’s
Perfect Photo Suite 7, they came out pretty good. Here is one of the HDR’s below just click on it to open the gallery to see the rest of the photos.
I set out this morning to visit the Montreal Borough of St. Henri, a depressed area but being revived by new condo projects in the area. There is a lot of great and beautiful old architecture in that area of town, unfortunately most of it has been hit heavily with graffiti. Here is the fire station of the borough, just click on it to open the gallery with all the other photo’s.