Saint Laurent Boulevard street sale

It was the Saint Laurent Boulevard street sale this weekend when the street closes to car traffic between Sherbrooke street and Mount Royal Avenue, giving way to a pedestrian thoroughfare lined with stalls of the local merchants. Given the beautiful day, a lot of people were out enjoying the annual event.

Saint Laurent Boulevard street sale

Saint Laurent Boulevard street sale
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/800 sec

Saint Laurent Boulevard street sale

Saint Laurent Boulevard street sale
ISO 100 – 300mm – f5.6 – 1/800 sec

 

Like yesterday’s 18th Century street market at Pointe à Callière, there were street artists providing a festive ambiance in the street. I was glad that we happened upon the colorful and great sounds of the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra. I took quite a few shots as they slowly made there way down Saint Laurent delighting the crowds with their lively performance.

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
ISO 100 – 70mm – f5.6 – 1/200 sec

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
ISO 100 – 165mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
ISO 100 – 70mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
ISO 100 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
ISO 100 – 14mm – f29 – 1/50 sec

The next image was processed in Topaz Adjust using the Desaturated Detail preset as a starting point.

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
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It seems like whenever I see brass musical instruments, I have to grab reflection shots,and today was no different…

 

Musical reflections

Musical reflections
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Musical reflections

Musical reflections
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Musical reflections

Musical reflections
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The youngest member of the orchestra helping keep the band members in rythm was a big hit with the crowd…

 

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra youngest member

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra youngest member
ISO 100 – 70mm – f5.6 – 1/200 sec

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra youngest member

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra youngest member
ISO 100 – 165mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra youngest member

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra youngest member
ISO 100 – 92mm – f4.5 – 1/320 sec

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra youngest member

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra youngest member
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/320 sec

Another band, another young music fan…

Blvd Saint-Laurent street sale

Blvd Saint-Laurent street sale
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Ready for a game of chess anyone?

Ready for a game of chess anyone?
ISO 100 – 140mm – f4.8 – 1/250 sec

Refreshing fresh lemonade

Refreshing fresh lemonade
ISO 100 – 195mm – f5.3 – 1/800 sec

 

The smell of food sizzling on the many BBQ’s along the street makes resistance to pig out a hard battle.

 

Mmmm...BBQ chicken and Sausages

Mmmm…BBQ chicken and Sausages
ISO 100 – 78mm – f4.5 – 1/800 sec

 

Street Paella

Street Paella
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Before signing off, since I didn’t video the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, if you’re wondering how they sound, here is a video I found on Vimeo…

GKO Mesecina y tambores recording from Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra on Vimeo.

If you like, and you are in Montreal, they will be playing at Sala Rossa (4848 Saint Laurent) on 6th September !

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

- Martin

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