Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

Is it spring or summer ?

After a week of sun and temperatures in the 20’s spring has finally arrived. If it wasn’t for the trees being adorned in fresh spring leaves and blossom, you could have thought it was already summer 🙂

I would have liked to have gone out more than I did during the last week to shoot the almost overnight morphing from the bare brown winter trees to the green canopies of today. Alas, I only managed to get out to take some pics on Saturday – and that was pretty much restricted to the downtown core, but at least I managed to capture some shots with trees around Phillips Square.

Phillips Square

Phillips Square
ISO 100 – 18mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Phillips Square

Phillips Square
ISO 100 – 18mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Phillips Square

Phillips Square
ISO 100 – 18mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Union Avenue

Union Avenue
ISO 100 – 48mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Blvd René-Lévesque

Blvd René-Lévesque
ISO 100 – 24mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

University Street

University Street
ISO 100 – 25mm – f4 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Berger / rue Sainte-Catherine Est

rue Berger / rue Sainte-Catherine Est
ISO 100 – 21mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Les Foufounes Électriques

Les Foufounes Électriques
ISO 100 – 34mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

I happened to notice that Anarchopanda has been ‘immortalized’ in a mural depicting him being confronted by the police. For those wondering who the hell Anarchopanda is….he was a leading figure in last years student demo’s. The mural is on the side of the Milk Bar building near rue du Berger.

Police vs Anarchopanda

Police vs Anarchopanda
ISO 100 – 18mm – f10 – 1/125 sec

Place Pasteur on rue Saint-Denis

Place Pasteur on rue Saint-Denis
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Saint-Denis

rue Saint-Denis
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Sherbrooke Est

rue Sherbrooke Est
ISO 100 – 70mm – f9 – 1/100 sec

I don’t recall shooting the sculpture – Le Malheureux Magnifique by Pierre Yves Angers – on the corner of rue Saint-Denis and Sherbrooke before, so here are a couple of shots. The sculpture was initially called “Sculpture en face” when it was entered into a student contest at the CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal in 1972 and was originally installed in Parc Pasteur. It was moved to its current location in 1981.

 

Le Malheureux Magnifique sculpture

Le Malheureux Magnifique sculpture
ISO 100 – 92mm – f9 – 1/100 sec

 

Le Malheureux Magnifique sculpture

Le Malheureux Magnifique sculpture
ISO 100 – 112mm – f9 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Blossom on McGill University

Blossom on McGill University
ISO 100 – 45mm – f4.8 – 1/500 sec

 

Blossom on McGill University

Blossom on McGill University
ISO 100 – 42mm – f4.8 – 1/500 sec

rue Prince-Arthur

rue Prince-Arthur
ISO 100 – 34mm – f4.2 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Prince-Arthur sign

rue Prince-Arthur sign
ISO 100 – 66mm – f5.3 – 1/500 sec

 

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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