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Place d’Armes at dusk

On my way back from the Old Port on Monday evening, I passed through Place d’Armes and took a few moments to get a couple of shots.

I decided to concentrate on shooting from the north of the square, looking toward the Notre-Dame Basilica. The light was beginning to dim and not having my tripod with me I had to find suitable supports (ground, pillars, lamp posts and benches) to help steady the camera for some of the shots.

For a couple of images, I decided to give a slight tilt-shift look to them and particularly liked how the first came out since the image was a little out of focus to begin with 😉

 

Place d'Armes

Place d’Armes
ISO 400 – 16mm – f5 – 1/40 sec

Place d'Armes

Place d’Armes
ISO 400 – 10mm – f5 – 1/160 sec

Place d'Armes

Place d’Armes
ISO 400 – 10mm – f5 – 1/80 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Place d'Armes

Place d’Armes
ISO 400 – 11mm – f5 – 1/20 sec

Place d'Armes

Place d’Armes
ISO 400 – 18mm – f5.3 – 1/20 sec

Before getting to Place d’Armes I walked along the elevated walkway on the Jacques-Cartier Pier. I happened to notice a couple on bikes having fun on the large vacant ground riding their bike through the flock of birds resting in the late sun – I made a note-to-self that this is a great vantage point for shooting long shadows in the late afternoon…

I should have photographed at a faster exposure, but they ended up being a good subject matter for experimenting with the creative blur in Topaz Lens Effects.

Girl on bike

Girl on bike
ISO 100 – 170mm – f6.3 – 1/50 sec

Girl on bike

Girl on bike
ISO 100 – 195mm – f6.3 – 1/50 sec

 

Jacques Cartier Pier elevated walkway

Jacques Cartier Pier elevated walkway
ISO 100 – 200mm – f6.3 – 1/125 sec

The sunset on Monday was not so great since there were no clouds, but I always love the light just before the sun dips behind Mount Royal and the glow it gives to the downtown buildings. I didn’t manage to do the light the justice it deserved, but here are a couple of the better attempts.

Old Montreal at sunset

Old Montreal at sunset
ISO 140 – 10mm – f8 – 1/160 sec

 

Old Montreal at sunset

Old Montreal at sunset
ISO 140 – 75mm – f8 – 1/40 sec

For a similar shot to the above, I decided to go for a retro style

 

Old Montreal retro sunset

Old Montreal retro sunset
ISO 140 – 70mm – f8 – 1/250 sec

Hopefully tomorrow I will get back out to shoot some autumn colors, that is if today’s wind has left some leaves on the trees.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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