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.
We went for a drive last weekend to Sainte Adele to get some pictures fall colours, I figured there would be nicer colours up North. Most of the most beautiful colours we saw on the way to our destination. Once there we drove around looking for good photo opportunities and happened on a lake with mountains on the other side. On the way back we stopped for supper at P.F. Chang for Szechwan. Here is one of the photos, click on it to open the gallery with the rest of them, enjoy.
I have always wanted to go into this church to take some photos, I end up in Old Montreal so many times during the summer, for photography, for supper, or whatever reason, but have never gone in. Well last time I was in Old Montreal for a walk along the pier and supper with my wife I saw some people on the roof in the rear of the church and mentioned to my wife I got to get up there and get some photos. Well I went to the web site of the church and requested to photograph the inside of the church with a tripod owing to the fact that I shoot high dynamic range images using a combination of exposures. After explaining I was using the images for personal use not for commercial, they granted me permission. So off I went the next weekend to photograph the interior, and the exterior from the lookout on the roof of the adjoining museum. Here is one of the photos from the interior, click on it to open the gallery to see all the photos, enjoy.
We went out for supper last weekend for Szechwan and afterward when to visit a new exhibit at the Botanical Gardens, called Gardens of Light that run from dusk until 9:00pm every day until November 2, 2014. It is amazing figurines of animals, birds, people of different cultures, all through the park. One of the most beautiful exhibits is in the Chinese Garden, there are many lanterns hanging, light up ships of old on the water, would recommend for anyone in Montreal area to see. Here is the photo of the ships on the pond, click on it to open the gallery to see them all, enjoy.
We went to supper at the Icehouse in Plateau Mont Royal, Tex Mex, and Southern food, really good. Beforehand went walking east of Sanguinet between de Maisonneuve, and René Levesque, exploring the area for architectural photos. I had already planned the walk by checking the area on the Maps app on my iPad, there was a church, old buildings with great entrances, and on St. Denis St. there was the facade only of an old church. Here is one of the stained glass windows inside that church, click on it to open the gallery to see all the photos, enjoy.