Author Archives: Montreal in Pictures

Project 52 – Week 2: A few shots around the Old Port of Montreal

I had planned to go visit the Snow Village over at Parc Jean Drapeau on Ile Saint Hélène last Sunday but decided that pouring rain wasn’t the best conditions to photograph it. At least I have until March and hopefully better weather to go shoot there.

Thankfully yesterday the weather had brightened up and so I went for a quick walk around the Old Port of Montreal just before sunset. The recent days of warm weather (if you can call +6 warm) and rain has not been welcome to someone like me who enjoys photographing snow scenes, but the rapid thaw did have the advantage of leaving some big puddles to capture the odd reflection. In particular I was pleased to find I was able to capture a nice reflection of the Clock Tower on the Quai d’Horloge.

Reflection: Clock Tower, Old Port

Reflection: Clock Tower, Old Port
ISO 100 – 12mm – f8 – 1/45 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Something that I wanted to check out was the recently established Ice Fishing Village at the marina next to the Quai d’Horloge. I believe this is the first time that an Ice Fishing village has been set up at the marina – just hope the cold weather returns else it will have been a short ice fishing season. If the weather is cooperative then you have until March 31 to check it out.

Ice fishing village in Old Montreal

Ice fishing village in Old Montreal
ISO 100 – 15mm – f8 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Ice fishing village in the Old Port of Montreal

Ice fishing village in the Old Port of Montreal
ISO 100 – 42mm – f4.8 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

As I was walking back from the Quai d’Horloge I noticed some interesting cloud formations over downtown and the setting sun was producing some wonderful light that I just had to try and capture.

Montreal skyline bathed in light

Montreal skyline bathed in light
ISO 100 – 98mm – f5.6 – 1/350 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal Skyline in Yellow

Montreal Skyline in Yellow
ISO 100 – 105mm – f5.6 – 1/1500 sec

Despite the recent warm weather at least people were still able to enjoy some ice skating at the Bassin Bonsecours ice rink, although the larger section was closed off .

Ice skating at Bassin Bonsecours

Ice skating at Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 100 – 40mm – f22 – 1/10 sec

Montreal skyline

Montreal skyline
ISO 100 – 10mm – f11 – 1/20 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

I wandered along the Promenade du Vieux Port and found a ship moored alongside the Quai des Convoyeurs. The quay is notable for the tall marine tower standing at the end of the dock. Built in the mid-50’s the tower was a conveyor used to unload ships of grain. If you saw the film Bon Cop, Bad Cop you will likely recognize the tower and quay from the final scene.

Quai des Convoyeurs

Quai des Convoyeurs
ISO 100 – 28mm – f9.5 – 0.7 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Quai des Convoyeurs

Quai des Convoyeurs
ISO 100 – 30mm – f11 – 1 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

While I was in the immediate area I thought I might as well take a shot of the Bota Bota Spa next to Silo 5 with Habitat 67 across the water.

BOTA BOTA Spa and Habitat 67

BOTA BOTA Spa and Habitat 67
ISO 100 – 18mm – f8 – 0.7 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

My final shot for this week’s post is of the iconic Farine Five Roses neon sign. Just as I was about to leave, the lamps along the Promenade du Vieux Port came on and so I took the shot of the sign in the distance with the lamps providing a nice added interest and leading line.

Farine Five Roses neon sign

Farine Five Roses neon sign
ISO 100 – 165mm – f8 – 1/8 sec

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.


Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

Related Images:

Posted in 52 Project, Old Port Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |