Autumn memories and first snowfall

As I mentioned in the last post, having a new job has caused me to fall behind on updating Montreal in Pictures on a regular basis, and I have quite a few still to share that were taken during October and November.

For today, I’ve collected some shots taken on Mount Royal. Since some date back to October, the colours of autumn were still showing strong.

I’ll begin with a shot taken on October 5 at the corner of avenue du Parc and avenue des Pins.

Corner avenue des Pins and Parc

Corner avenue des Pins and Parc
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5.6 – 1/1000 sec

I already shared some shots in a previous post that I took the following day from the Kondiaronk and Camillien-Houde Belvédère’s, so I’ll skip to the 10th October when the autumn leaves were particularly stunning in their display of yellow, Orange and red with bit of green still in evidence.

Girl in red

Girl in red
ISO 800 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/500 sec

 

Autumn on Mount Royal

Autumn on Mount Royal
ISO 100 – 35mm – f1.8 – 1/250 sec

 

A stroll in the forest

A stroll in the forest
ISO 100 – 35mm – f13 – 1/3 sec

 

Autumn on Mount Royal

Autumn on Mount Royal
ISO 100 – 10mm – f4 – 1/60 sec

 

Looking up toward the canopy of trees, the light in the leaves really contrast against the dark limbs of the trees’ branches.

Autumn canopy

Autumn canopy
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5 – 1/250 sec

 

The next time I visited Mount Royal on November 2, the autumn colours had vanished, except for the odd splash of yellow.

Yellow tree

Yellow tree
ISO 100 – 14mm – f4.8 – 1/80 sec

 

Passing of Autumn

Passing of Autumn
ISO 100 – 13mm – f8 – 1/640 sec

 

I was back on Mount Royal on the 15th and although most trees were now bare, I was surprised to still find a group of green trees.

Lasting green

Lasting green
ISO 100 – 14mm – f4.8 – 1/200 sec

 

There were quite a few people out enjoying the beautiful late autumn Saturday afternoon.

Sunny afternoon on Mount Royal

Sunny afternoon on Mount Royal
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5 – 1/125 sec

 

First snowfall of the 2014/15 winter season

In contrast, just 1 week later, Montreal received the first sign of winter with a light covering of snow on the 16th. It did make Square Saint Louis look Christmas card pretty.

Carré Saint Louis under the first snowfall

Carré Saint Louis under the first snowfall
ISO 100 – 16mm – f5 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

First covering of snow

First covering of snow
ISO 100 – 35mm – f2.8 – 1/400 sec

 

Time to get the winter boots out of storage

Time to get the winter boots out of storage
ISO 100 – 85mm – f4.5 – 1/400 sec

 

Although it was only a very light covering and having had another little snow fall last Monday, it still makes me think this winter will be long one. But perhaps given the snow storms that hit the US last week, I shouldn’t be complaining – not yet anyway.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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