Daily Archives: June 7, 2013

Montréal Grand Prix festivities on Peel street

Continuing on from yesterday’s post of shots taken on Crescent street, today’s images are of the Montréal F1 Grand Prix action on Peel street.

I always find that Peel is less packed – likely due to the fact there are few bars on Peel and no music stage – but that the booths and cars are more up-scale. Yesterday, the majority of cars on display were Porsches and rather than energy drink companies there was Moët & Chandon Champagne and Belvedere vodka.

I decided to shoot using the Nikkor 85mm 1.8G and go for some shallow depth of field shots. None of my other lenses allow for such a shallow DOF and I realize I have to be a lot more careful focusing on the exact spot given that when shooting close up, the focus point is very tight. I managed to get a few right at least 🙂

Lucky Stripe Racing

Lucky Stripe Racing
ISO 400 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/2000 sec

Number 11

Number 11
ISO 400 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/800 sec

Acer

Acer
ISO 400 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/2000 sec

Canada Montréal

Canada Montréal
ISO 400 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/3200 sec

There were 3 Porsches parked along a yellow line which I thought would make for a nice composition…

Mobil 1

Mobil 1
ISO 400 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/800 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Porsches on the yellow line

Porsches on the yellow line
ISO 400 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/1600 sec

Porsche Badge

Porsche Badge
ISO 100 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/1000 sec

Porsche Badge

Porsche Badge
ISO 100 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/800 sec

Gulf

Gulf
ISO 400 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/1600 sec

Alexandre et fils

Alexandre et fils
ISO 400 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/400 sec

Even in the rain, the Belvedere girls were looking très chic…

Belvedere girls

Belvedere girls
ISO 100 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/1000 sec

Black umbrella party

Black umbrella party
ISO 100 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/320 sec

 

Converging umbrellas

Converging umbrellas
ISO 100 – 85mm – f1.8 – 1/320 sec

 

Unfortunately the weather doesn’t look like improving much over the weekend, although race day on Sunday is showing a slight improvement with sun and showers – which actually sometimes makes for a more exciting race.

Have a great weekend. Until next time.

– Martin

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