Daily Archives: July 3, 2012

Project 365 – Day 185: Sand sculptures at the urban beach

July 3 2012

Since I had to go down to the Old Port on some errands this afternoon I popped over to the Urban Beach to check out the sand sculptures on the Quai de l’Horloge. There are 3 sculptures in total that were done for the Art in the Sand (Art en Sable) competition held between 23rd June and 2nd July. Luckily the sculptures were still in pretty good shape.

I always find it sad that these great works of art in sand are normally eroded so quickly after their creation by the sea. In this case it will likely be a bulldozer or some city employees with shovels. Anyway, glad I was able to capture the grains of sand in their artistic form.

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal
ISO 100 – 22mm – f4 = 1/1000 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal
ISO 100 – 34mm – f4.2 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal
ISO 100 – 58mm – f5 – 1/1250sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal
ISO 100 – 45mm – f4.8 – 1/640 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal

Sand sculpture on the Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montreal
ISO100 – 34mm – f7.1 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

I highly recommend anyone who lives in or visits Montreal to take a Saute Moutons jet boat ride on the rapids. Boats leave from the Quai de l’Horloge on a fairly regular basis to ride the rapids just a short distance in the west. Be sure to take a change of clothes or wear your swim suit as you will feel like you’ve been for a ride in a washing machine 😉 These lucky folks were in for a good soaking – I still don’t know why they bother supplying rain coats.

Saute Moutons Jet Boating

Saute Moutons Jet Boating
ISO 100 – 250mm – f8 – 1/80 sec

Saute Moutons Jet Boats

Saute Moutons Jet Boats
ISO 100 – 12mm – f8 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Saute Moutons Life Vests

Saute Moutons Life Vests
ISO 100 – 145mm – f5 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Saute Moutons Life Vests and coats

Saute Moutons Life Vests and coats
ISO 100 – 240mm – f5.6 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Since I was next to the new Urban Beach I took the opportunity to grab some shots – I think this is the first time I actually shot it with people sunbathing. Looks quite a nice spot to watch the boats come and go and work on the tan at the same time.

Montreal Urban Beach

Montreal Urban Beach
ISO 100 – 14mm – f6.3 – 1/1000 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal Urban Beach

Montreal Urban Beach
ISO 100 – 18mm – f7.1 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

On the way back through town I kept my camera at the ready in case any opportune people shots occurred…

Keeping cool on a hot afternoon

Keeping cool on a hot afternoon
ISO 100 – 300mm – f5.6 – 1/40 sec

A lazy afternoon on the lake

A lazy afternoon on the lake
ISO 100 – 300mm – f5.6 – 1/160 sec

A colorful scene

A colorful scene
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/60 sec

A serious game of checkers

A serious game of checkers
ISO 100 – 140mm – f4.8 – 1/20 sec

The circus festival apparently begins tomorrow with a parade, so I may go check that out late afternoon. I don’t think they will have elephants and lions roaming the streets though like in the old days 😉

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

Martin

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