Night photography at Rutherford Park

Continuing from where I left off yesterday at the top of the steps on rue McTavish, I continued up the hill tooward Rutherford Park that covers the McTavish Reservoir.

I paused on the north side of avenue du Docteur-Penfield to take a shot of the skyline. I added some blur using Topaz Lens Effects as I liked the way it made the street sign pop from the image.

 

Avenue du Docteur Penfield

Avenue du Docteur Penfield
ISO 280 – 20mm – f7.1 – 1.6 secs

 

Just before entering Rutherford Park, I made my way to the top of the steep embankement above avenue du Docteur-Penfield. I always enjoy the view from here of the McGill campus and montreal skyline. In the center foreground you can see the Redpath Museum – a great place to visit if you are in town.

McGill campus and downtown

McGill campus and downtown
ISO 100 – 11mm – f5.6 – 2.5 secs

 

McGill campus and downtown

McGill campus and downtown
ISO 280 – 15mm – f7.1 – 1.6 secs

 

At last, I made it to Rutherford Park – which had been my aim from the start.

Skyline at night from Rutherford Park

Skyline at night from Rutherford Park
ISO 100 – 10mm – f4.5 2 secs

 

Looking to the East and the McGill M.H. Wong building, home to the Chemical Engineering department and the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering. The building was named after McGill School of Architecture alumnus Jimmy Man-Hung Wong. If you have visited the McGill campus you may be familiar with the key sculpture at the front of the building that I shot last year.

Rutherford Park under snow at night

Rutherford Park under snow at night
ISO 280 – 10mm – f4.5 – 0.5 sec

 

I was actually surprised at the amount of ice that has already built up on the cliff face below avenue des Pins. You can often see people practicing the sport of ice climbing here during winter, something I have yet to photograph, but will try to capture some in the coming months.

Ice wall below avenue des Pins

Ice wall below avenue des Pins
ISO 280 – 10mm – f4.5 – 2 secs

 

In winter the chateau styled McTavish reservoir pumping station seems very much at home under a blanket of snow.

Montreal skyline from McTavish Reservoir

Montreal skyline from McTavish Reservoir
ISO 280 – 19mm – f5.6 – 0.5 secs

 

The rotating Ville-Marie light beam seemed particularly bright even even with the low cloud cover…

Ville Marie light beam

Ville Marie light beam
ISO 100 – 70mm – f5 – 2.5 secs

 

Ville Marie light beam

Ville Marie light beam
ISO 280 – 70mm – f4.5 – 0.5 sec

 

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

- Martin

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