Ice Skating at Parc La Fontaine

Last Saturday I took a walk around Park La Fontaine. With clear blue skies following the previous days snowstorm, the park was looking particularly beautiful. There were quite a few skaters on the lake which had been cleared and groomed following the snowfall and although I didn’t go skating myself, the ice looked in pretty good condition.

My favorite picture from the few I took was without doubt the first in the series below of a couple with baby in stroller passing by a group of kids taking a break on one of the benches in the middle of the lake. As I mentioned, it was a pretty bright day and so I decided to go for a high contrast and blow out some of the highlights to bring more attention to the skaters.

Family of skaters on ice

Family of skaters on ice
ISO 100 – 70mm – f9.5 – 1/1000 sec

 

Ice Skating on Parc La Fontaine

Ice Skating on Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 75mm – f9.5 – 1/250 sec

Ice Skating on Parc La Fontaine

Ice Skating on Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 70mm – f22 – 1/180 sec

Ice Skating on Parc La Fontaine

Ice Skating on Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 70mm – f9.5 – 1/750 sec

Ice Skating on Parc La Fontaine

Ice Skating on Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 70mm – f22 – 1/125 sec

Winter time at Parc La Fontaine

Winter time at Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 40mm – f9.5 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Winter at Parc La Fontaine

Winter at Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 25mm – f9.5 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

This next image was again processed using Topaz Labs B&W Effects but with this one I decided to process with a painted look and feel.

Parc La Fontaine with paint effect

Parc La Fontaine with paint effect
ISO 100 – 28mm – f9.5 – 1/180 sec

 

Winter dreams

Winter dreams
ISO 100 – 135mm – f11 – 1/125 sec

Winter at Parc La Fontaine

Winter at Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 24mm – f9.5 – 1/180 sec

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Gracie February 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    These are amazing, Martin. I too love the first photo with the couple skating with the stroller, and I love hoe you edited it. I enjoy working with black and whites myself, and just like you, I used Topaz too :)

    • Montreal in Pictures February 15, 2013 at 12:04 am #

      Thanks Gracie…And I’ve enjoyed seeing your recent B&W works. Did you have a chance to try the new Topaz B&W Effects?