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Place du Canada

Back on May 8, I spent some time just south of Place du Canada in front of the Marriott Château Champlain hotel. With my last post containing images of the Courtyard Marriott, one may think I was working for the Marriott chain, unfortunately it was just a coincidence.

The elevated walkway over rue de la Gauchetière is one of my favourite spots to shoot downtown and I thought I would try a few different angles to those I normally end up shooting from this spot. I started with the staircase that leads up to the walkway. I liked how the small semi circular viewing platform mirrors the windows of the hotel.

Looking up at the Marriott Château Champlain hotel

Looking up at the Marriott Château Champlain hotel
ISO 100 – 10mm – f5 – 1/200 sec

 

The staircase provides for some great experimentation with angles and I was able to get the IBM Marathon tower framed within the opening. The staircase walls also provide for some nice reflections, particularly on a bright sunny day.

IBM Marathon building

IBM Marathon building
ISO 100 – 10mm – f4.5 – 1/80 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

IBM Marathon building reflection

IBM Marathon building reflection
ISO 100 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/80 sec

 

Marriott Château Champlain reflection

Marriott Château Champlain reflection
ISO 100 – 19mm – f5.6 – 1/500 sec

 

Marriott Château Champlain and 1000 de la Gauchetière reflection

Marriott Château Champlain and 1000 de la Gauchetière reflection
ISO 100 – 10mm – f4.5 – 1/250 sec

 

The next shot is not so much of a new angle, but you can never have too many shots of the wonderful Queen Mary of the World Cathedral.

Mary Queen of the World Cathedral

Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
ISO 100 – 16mm – f5 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

It was fun experimenting with some different angles and it would be fun to revisit at a different time of day (or night) to see how the light and reflections differ to the above results.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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