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Posts tagged “Quebec

Old Montreal Streets in Motion

A long exposure of the streets of Old Montreal at night. This is one exposure and I decided not to clone out the moving people in order to show the constant motion on the streets.

Old Montreal, Quebec, night photography, long exposure, historic



Old Montreal at Night

Yes I know it’s been quite sometime since I’ve published a post. First of all thank you to all who emailed me with concern, asking where I am and if everything is ok. Yes all is well. I’ve taken on a new expanded role at work and have been doing some business travel which has taken up a lot of my time. As much as I hated to do it, my photography and my blog had to take a back seat for a couple of months while I emeressed myself in my new role at work and learned the ropes.

It’s interesting though the guilt I felt the first couple of weeks of not blogging. I would arrive home fully expecting to sit down at the computer in the evening and crank out a post but then there was other “work” to finish and before I knew it midnight rolled around. I finally decided that a half-hearted post wouldn’t do and I would give myself permission to take some time off from blogging.

So here I am back again. I can’t promise I’ll be as regular with my posts as I had been, at least not for the short-term but I will certainly try to post semi-regularly.

I also haven’t done much travelling this summer but we did manage to go to Montreal for a weekend to visit family. Family visits are great but it’s always a bit tough to eek out some time for photography. We did manage to go out to Old Montreal one evening and I did bring my tripod and gear with me for a few shots.

Old Montreal is beautiful at any time of year but in the summer its bustling with people. Street performers are out, people are walking through the cobblestone roads or sitting at an outdoor Cafe enjoying the evening. Of course at night the star attraction is the lights which brings the buildings and streets to life.

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Old Montreal, Quebec, night photography, lights, buildings, historic

A New Year, A New Look

It was a wonderful week away. Quebec City is beautiful although it was cold, cold, cold. So cold and windy ( minus 30 degrees Celsius with the wind shield) in fact that when I went out to shoot in the evening I couldn’t even keep the tripod steady in the wind, so needless to say I was disappointed with my night shots as they weren’t as sharp as they should have been. That’s the way it goes.

You may have noticed that the site has a refreshed look and I’ve now added a gallery (see the navigation bar in the top right or click here) where you can now view and purchase my photographs. Have a look around and let me know what you think.

This image was taken at Le Massif de Charlevoix in north-eastern Quebec where we took the kids skiing. This is an absolutely beautiful part of the province and the skiing is magnificent. The hill faces the expanse of the St. Lawrence river and these are the views as you’re coming down.

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