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Montreal Grand Prix weekend

The F1 Grand Prix was in Montreal a few weekends ago. As in previous years I didn’t get to go to the race and this year only managed to check out the street parties on one occasion (June 6).

This year was pretty much the same as past years with regard to flashy cars being displayed along Peel street from Thursday through to Sunday and packed bar terraces on Crescent street. I didn’t really capture many great shots during my brief visit, but here are a couple…

F1 street party on Peel

As I mentioned, Peel street is generally all about flashy cars; Ferrari’s, Porsche’s, Lamborghini’s and…a vintage slightly rusty (but very polished) Packard.

Vintage Packard car on Peel street

Vintage Packard car on Peel street
ISO 100 – 10mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

The Packard was located beneath the angled windows of the adjacent office building that gave a nice overhead reflection.

 

Reflection from above

Reflection from above
ISO 200 – 75mm – f5.6 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

The interior though still looks like it needs a bit of work.

Packard interior

Packard interior
ISO 100 – 13mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Ferrari on Peel street

Ferrari on Peel street
ISO 200 – 16mm – f8 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Peel is also a good street for photographing people watching people…

 

People watching people on Peel street

People watching people on Peel street
ISO 200 – 95mm – f5.6 – 1/50 sec

 

Crescent Street

For over a decade, Crescent street has hosted a street party during the F1 Grand Prix weekend. The street was packed when I passed by and I didn’t stick around long. I was planning to go back in the evening, but didn’t make it, so unfortunately I didn’t get many shots this year.

F1 street party on Crescent

F1 street party on Crescent
ISO 200 – 13mm – f6.3 – 1/2000 sec

Looking pretty in the kitchen

Looking pretty in the kitchen
ISO 100 – 70mm – f6.3 – 1/200 sec

Ferrari fan

Ferrari fan
ISO 200 – 12mm – f8 – 1/200 sec

 

Saint Laurent Boulevard was also closed between rue Sherbrooke and avenue des Pins. I didn’t see much to shoot, except for a great sculpture called IncorporApe made of wood and cardboard by the super-talented Laurence Vallières – a local Montreal artist.

Sculpture by Laurence Vallières

Sculpture by Laurence Vallières
ISO 200 – 14mm – f8 – 1/800 sec

 

During the F1 weekend it was announced that the F1 management signed a contract extension to keep the Grand Prix in Montreal for at least the next 10 years, so perhaps one year I will actually get to go to the race.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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