Mount Royal Park

Following on from yesterday’s post, here are a few more shots taken during my quick visit to Mount Royal.

I love the sculptures that are situated between Beaver Lake and the Smith house. The sculptures were created by a group of International artists attending the International Sculpture Symposium in 1964 – The first in North America. There are 11 sculptures remaining on site (there were originally 12) all of which I photographed and documented last year which you can view here: International Sculpture Symposium

Yesterday there were some great cloud formations in the background that I wanted to catch, and with the sun still being pretty bright on the white sculptures, decided to shoot 3 bracket shots and merge in Photomatix Pro so as not to lose the details in the cloud.

The sculpture (untitled) in the foreground is by the Austrian artist Joseph Pillhofer and in the background L’Ange de Pierre by Pierre Székely from Hungary.

Sculptures on Mount Royal

Sculptures on Mount Royal
ISO 100 – 70mm – f9 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

A closer view of L’Ange de Pierre…

L’Ange de Pierre by Pierre Székely

L’Ange de Pierre by Pierre Székely
ISO 100 – 70mm – f9 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

I thought this red fire hydrant made a nice contrast against the wild flowers…

Fire Hydrant in the wild

Fire Hydrant in the wild
ISO 200 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/100 sec

The flower beds around the chalet at the Kondiaronk lookout are in full bloom, particularly the ones just behind the chalet. I softened the image using Lightroom and Topaz Adjust.

Flower bed at the Kondiaronk chalet

Flower bed at the Kondiaronk chalet
ISO 100 – 95mm – f4.5 – 1/400 sec

The lookout was pretty busy, but this one guy relaxing on the steps caught my attention.

Relaxing the Kondiaronk lookout

Relaxing the Kondiaronk lookout
ISO 100 – 85mm – f13 – 1/250 sec

Having taken so many skyline shots from here, I refrained from taking any more yesterday, except for a shallow depth of field shot that focused on one of the information pointers.

Direction finder

Direction finder
ISO 100 – 85mm – f4.5 – 1/250 sec

The weekend looks like full sun and in the 30′s, so hoping to get out for a lot of shooting, maybe try to venture a little further  than my usual stomping ground for a change. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

- Martin

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  1. HoaiPhai July 13, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    Mount Royal is Summer!