Sunset and Full moon rising at the Bonsecours Basin

I mentioned in the last post that yesterday was the Weather Network’s Sunset Day over on Google+ where they invited people from around the world to share images of sunsets. Since I’ve been struggling the last few days for inspiration on what to shoot, this was a welcome challenge, particularly since the weather was in full support. Actually a few more clouds would have been nice, but better than if it had been overcast and raining.

One idea that I had had was to go back up the mountain and shoot the setting sun from the North side, and on my return hopefully get a shot of someone playing the piano under the light at the Kondiaronk Bélvèdere…but I decided instead to go down to the Old Port and take shots around the Bonsecours Basin.

As I mentioned, there were not many clouds making the sunset not the most stunning, but with a little help from Lightroom I was pretty pleased with the result.

Sunset under the lamp at Bonsecours Basin

Sunset under the lamp at Bonsecours Basin
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9 – 1/6 sec

 

Sunset at the Bonsecours Basin

Sunset at the Bonsecours Basin
ISO 100 – 12mm – f11 – 1/25 sec

Silhouette of Montreal skyline at sunset

Silhouette of Montreal skyline at sunset
ISO 100 – 10mm – f11 – 1/25 sec

Sunset at Bonsecours Basin

Sunset at Bonsecours Basin
ISO 100 – 13mm – f11 – 1/25 sec

 

Sunset at the Bonsecours Basin

Sunset at the Bonsecours Basin
ISO 100 – 17mm – f11 – 1/25 sec

 

Sunset at Bonsecours Basin

Sunset at Bonsecours Basin
ISO 100 – 10mm – f11 – 1/25 sec

Sunset at Bonsecours Basin

Sunset at Bonsecours Basin
ISO 100 – 10mm – f11 – 1/25 sec

 

As I said, Lightroom is to thank for the nice colors…here is a before/after for what it really looked like 😉

As luck would have it, it was also a full moon last night and I was fortunate to have decided to go shoot the sunset at Bonsecours Basin since I spotted the moon just rising behind the Terrasses Bonsecours…

Full moon trapped at the Terrasses Bonsecours

Full moon trapped at the Terrasses Bonsecours
ISO 400 – 70mm – f14 – 1/13 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Tickets to the moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours

Tickets to the moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours
ISO 400 – 300mm – f10 – 1/10 sec

Full moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours

Full moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours
ISO 400 – 125mm – f11 – 0.4 sec

Full moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours

Full moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours
ISO 400 – 70mm – f11 – 0.4 sec

Full moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours

Full moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours
ISO 400 – 70mm – f11 – 0.4 sec

Full moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours

Full moon at the Terrasses Bonsecours
ISO 400 – 70mm – f11 – 0.4 sec

 

I also discovered that the Quai des Convoyeurs is now open to the public…I stopped to take a few shots, but you will have to come back tomorrow for those 😉

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend everyone!

– Martin

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  1. By Sunset and Piano Cité under a street lamp on September 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    […] to head on over to the north side and shoot the sunset. Like last Thursday – when I shot the sunset from Bassin Bonsecours – there were very few clouds during the whole day, but just in time for sunset, a few clouds […]