Tag : Montreal

The Train

Summer in Montreal

I went out a few nights ago to take sunset pictures. I had been aching to get out on a nice summer night to try a new spot Nick and I had found. I wasn’t able to find anyone to go with, so I packed my stuff and went out solo. With potential fireworks that night as well, I figured maybe I would try those out after. I was able to find parking easy enough and got to the water […]

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Main Event

Cap Saint Jacques – Sunset Photoshoot

Around 5pm one Saturday night, I found myself dropping the kids off at their grandparents’ house. I had packed my camera in the car since the sky looked like it might provide a good sunset. Since I had my new Tokina 11-16mm with me, I was eager to try it out at Cap Saint Jacques. I had succeeded in getting one decent sunset there, and was interested in using the new wide angle to get a better one. When I […]

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In Camera Composition

I am starting to realize how in camera composition is so key. While there is a lot you can do in post-processing, you can loose some strength in the image if you leave it to later. If you look at the picture below, you will notice that my alignment with the sign/horizon is off. If I had noticed it while looking through the viewfinder, I could have easily leveled off the sign edge so that it was parallel with the […]

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Victoria

Super Moon – Nighttime Photoshoot

As I was reading the local paper online, I found an article about a ‘Supermoon’ the coming Saturday. Apparently it only happens every 20yrs, so I made arrangements to go take pictures. Brad, a friend I met at a photography meetup group,  would join me after he went shooting in Rawdon. We emailed back and forth to try to find a good location. The first was the observation area on Mount Royal. It has a great eastward view of the […]

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Celebration of Light

Celebration of Light – Night Photoshoot

Every year, Montreal has a winter festival called the High-Lights Festival and I had been looking forward to shooting it for the past few months. The two week festival just happened to fall in the middle of a planned family vacation. I would miss the main event but still be able to get out to an event called the Celebration of Light. One of the attractions of this event was a large Ferris Wheel in Old Montreal. Since seeing a […]

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Sunset of Montreal

Jan 29th – Sunset Photoshoot

Since the last fireworks shoot, I have been wanting to return to the same spot to take a sunset picture. It looks over the city, and from what I could guess, the sun should set to the left of the tallest buildings. Sitting at home during the day, the weather report was looking like clearing skies at around 4pm. With sun setting around 4:30, I was betting on some good clouds to take pictures. I headed down with all my […]

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Burst

Location, Location – Fireworks Photoshoot

This was my second fireworks photoshoot, and I was to heading out with my buddy Nick. Initially, I knew that I wanted to take pictures from a different vantage point, so I started to research locations. Using Google maps (which is a great method by the way), I found a small park across the port from where they were being launched. I wasn’t sure how the access was, so I planned to head out earlier in case we had to […]

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Old Montreal - Jan 2011

Old Montreal – Night Photoshoot

I had planned this photo shoot for a while, but we just couldn’t get it off the ground. It being the holidays didn’t make it any easier. Sunday the 2nd seemed to be the last chance before it started to get colder, so we gave it a shot. I went out with a friend of mine who has the same camera, and the plan was to start on one side and walk threw the port – then turn around and […]

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First Burst

Fire & Ice – Fireworks Photoshoot

I attended my first Meetup.com event recently. The planned shoot was a fireworks display that happens in the Old Port of Montreal every Saturday night. This being my first fireworks shoot, I was pretty excited. The people in the group were great. It was nice to meet other photographers at various levels and hear some of the techniques they used. A big thanks to Brad who let me use his White Balance lens cap what-ever-its-called and has now succeeded in […]

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