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Blue parasols add a splash of blue

Continuing with some images taken back on March 25 in the Old Port of Montreal, today’s post is featuring the colour blue. The blue parasols at the urban beach on the Clock Tower Quay were contrasting against the white snow and I ended up taking a few different shots.

Ready for summer

Ready for summer
ISO 100 – 22mm – f4.5 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Blue Parasol

Blue Parasol
ISO 100 – 26mm – f4.5 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

View toward Île Sainte Hélène

View toward Île Sainte Hélène
ISO 100 – 24mm – f4.5 – 1/500 sec

Winter beach in the Old Port

Winter beach in the Old Port
ISO 100 – 110mm – f4.5 – 1/3200 sec

One of my favourite Topaz Labs plugins is the simplify module. I used it to produce the following image for a watercolour effect.

Montreal Skyline with watercolour effect

Montreal Skyline with watercolour effect
ISO 100 – 21mm – f4.5 – 1/640 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Here is the before and after comparison…

It was fortuitous that a blue boat was moored in the marina, albeit the wrong shade of blue :-/

Blue boat

Blue boat
ISO 100 – 58mm – f5 – 1/640 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

At the entrance to the car park on the mini roundabout is the “Porcupine”, an art installation comprising of hundreds of blue sticks. The installation was by Claude Cormier and Associates a leading Montreal landscape architecture and urban design firm who were the designers of the urban beach.

Blue Porcupine

Blue Porcupine
ISO 100 – 70mm – f9 – 1/1250 sec

 

With what is hopefully the end of the white season I’ll soon be able to do a post featuring green 🙂

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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