Peel Basin

I was down in Old Montreal yesterday and decided to head over to the Peel Basin and grab some updated shots of the condo developments going up in Griffintown across the basin.

Before I got to my favorite spot on the bank against the cycle path that leads from rue Mill to Wellington street, I stopped to take a few shots of the Farine Five Roses building/neon sign and the Montreal skyline from the east side of the Bonaventure expressway.

Montreal skyline from Peel Basin

Montreal skyline from Peel Basin
ISO 100 – 10mm – f6.3 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal skyline from Peel Basin

Montreal skyline from Peel Basin
ISO 100 – 11mm – f6.3 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal skyline across the Bonaventure Expressway

Montreal skyline across the Bonaventure Expressway
ISO 100 – 70mm – f6.3 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

 

Farine Five Roses

Farine Five Roses
ISO 100 – 20mm – f6.3 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

I tried adding a texture that I shot a while back to the above image…Personally, I’m not sure I like the result (looks like Armageddon), but thought I would share it nevertheless…

Farine Five Roses

Farine Five Roses
ISO 100 – 20mm – f6.3 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Being next to the bike path, I waited for a couple of cyclists to roll by…

Farine Five Roses

Farine Five Roses
ISO 100 – 11mm – f6.3 – 1/160 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

This next one I particularly liked after processing in B&W and bringing out a bit of the orange and red in the building.

Farine Five Roses

Farine Five Roses
ISO 100 – 13mm – f6.3 – 1/160 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Onto the spot I had actually planned to come shoot from. You can see the Griffintown Condos being constructed to the left…

Peel Basin

Peel Basin
ISO 100 – 18mm – f6.3 – 1/160 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Peel Basin

Peel Basin
ISO 100 – 14mm – f6.3 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

I thought I would do a panorama shot. It took 10 shots to cover a little bit more than 180 degree view. It just so happened that the railings on either side gave the image a nice balance.

Peel Basin panorama

Peel Basin panorama
ISO 100 – 20mm – f6.3 – 1/125 sec

I actually processed the above shot a bit further in Topaz Adjust, Lightroom and PS Elements. I liked the result if you follow Montreal in Pictures on Facebook, you will notice it is now the new header image

;-)

Peel Basin panorama

Peel Basin panorama
ISO 100 – 20mm – f6.3 – 1/125 sec

 

I decided to walk back to Old Montreal via Wellington Street so that I could get a couple of shots of the old railway bridge that used to cross the Lachine Canal. I don’t know the history of the bridge, but imagine it used to rotate to let boats pass.

Old railway bridge at rue Wellington

Old railway bridge at rue Wellington
ISO 100 – 10mm – f6.3 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Old railway bridge at rue Wellington

Old railway bridge at rue Wellington
ISO 100 – 11mm – f6.3 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Old railway bridge at rue Wellington

Old railway bridge at rue Wellington
ISO 100 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Thanks for stopping by. Until Next time.

– Martin

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