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Autumn colours at the Bassin Bonsecours

It’s been a wonderful start to the Autumn season in Montreal. The fall colours are taking over almost everywhere you look, but still lots of green, so hopefully we will have plenty more beautiful Autumn days to enjoy.

Last Friday (September 26) I was down in Old Montreal to pick up some prints from my printer and took the opportunity to check out the Autumn colours at the Bassin Bonsecours. If you read my last post on my top 10 places to shoot Autumn colours in Montreal you will have seen Bassin Bonsecours listed in my top spots. I also mentioned you can end up spending a lot of time here on a warm fall day…which is what I ended up doing – from around 10am to mid-day 🙂

I began my photo walk at the Jacques Cartier Quay before working my way around the Bassin and ending up next to the row of pedalos that were moored up after a busy summer season…soon to be replaced by ice skaters.

Jacques Cartier Quay

Quai Jacques Cartier

Quai Jacques Cartier
ISO 100 – 70mm – f5 – 1/250 sec

 

Montreal skyline from Jacques Cartier Quay

Montreal skyline from Jacques Cartier Quay
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5.6 – 1/800 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Resting Seagulls

Resting Seagulls
ISO 100 – 20mm – f6.3 – 1/1000 sec

 

Autumn colours at the Bassin Bonsecours

Autumn colours at the Bassin Bonsecours

Autumn colours at the Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5 – 1/640 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

La Ronde

La Ronde
ISO 100 – 165mm – f6.3 – 1/320 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Fall colours at Bassin Bonsecours

Fall colours at Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Bassin Bonsecours in the fall

Bassin Bonsecours in the fall
ISO 100 – 35mm- f2.8 – 1/1000 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/200 sec

 

Bassin Bonsecours reflections

Bassin Bonsecours reflections
ISO 100 – 98mm – f4.5 – 1/500 sec

 

Bridge at Bassin Bonsecours

Bridge at Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 200 – 170mm – f5 – 1/250 sec

 

Bassin Bonsecours in Autumn

Bassin Bonsecours in Autumn
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

The above shot was a single frame taken from a series of 9 frames taken to produce the following panoramic view, although for the panorama, I didn’t blend the 3 exposures for each frame.

Bassin Bonsecours panorama

Bassin Bonsecours panorama
ISO 200 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/400 sec (9 frames)

 

The Aldred building

The Aldred building
ISO 200 – 185mm – f5 – 1/125 sec

 

Watching the ducks at Bassin Bonsecours

Watching the ducks at Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 200 – 35mm – f7.1 – 1/500 sec

 

Biosphère from Bassin Bonsecours

Biosphère from Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 200 – 155mm – f4.8 – 1/400 sec

 

The Biosphère

The Biosphère
ISO 100 – 116mm – f4.8 – 1/200 sec

 

Canadian Geese at Bassin Bonsecours

Canadian Geese at Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 100 – 100mm – f4.5 – 1/160 sec

 

Parked Pedalos beneath autumn trees

Parked Pedalos beneath autumn trees
ISO 100 – 95mm – f4.5 – 1/320 sec

 

Fallen leaves

Fallen leaves
ISO 100 – 35mm – f2 – 1/800 sec

 

Pedalo at Bassin Bonsecours

Pedalo at Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 100 – 35mm – f2 – 1/800 sec

 

Pedalos at Bassin Bonsecours

Pedalos at Bassin Bonsecours
ISO 200 – 35mm – f3.5 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

I’m hoping to at least hit all my top 10 favourite autumn photo spots (and more) this season, so I should have plenty more fall colours to share in the coming weeks.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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