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.
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…
Being next to the bike path, I waited for a couple of cyclists to roll by…
This next one I particularly liked after processing in B&W and bringing out a bit of the orange and red in the building.
Onto the spot I had actually planned to come shoot from. You can see the Griffintown Condos being constructed to the left…
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.
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 😉
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.
Thanks for stopping by. Until Next time.