sunset scene with a hut near canal

MTL TTL 09: Down by the Locks (Lachine Canal)

I made a short trip down to Lachine Canal last weekend. It is a real serene place with a calming feel to it. A friend even described it as “the closest feeling of California in Montreal”.

Here is my photographic experience of the beautiful Lachine Canal:

Sailbots in a lot

Sailboat Storage

Sailboats parked near a dock

Sailboat Parking

boats in water with sunset sky

Boats Lounging in sunset

Boat riders in water with sunset

Living the Boat Life

water and dock

Rippling Dock

Face Sculpture on hill

Face of the Hill

Close up of face sculpture

Face to Face with the Face

sunset scene with a hut near canal

The Hut

Lachine church with dramatic sky

Church

statue of jesus atop column

Jesus Christ Monument

tree bending towards lake with nice sunset sky

The Bowing Tree

 

This was a great experience and one I plan on having again soon. I urge you all to visit the Lachine canal and trust me, you will want to return time and time again!

 

Hidden Seeker

Hidden Seeker

With all the Pokémon Go craze happening around the world, I thought about this concept of a monster trying to hide behind a pillar of Montreal City Hall.

I had shot this photo a while back and recently dug it out of  my collection.. The angle felt right so I sketched a monster/creature on top of it.

After a few hours of refinement, I ended up with this final piece:

 

Hidden Seeker

Hidden Seeker ©SKR Imaging

Photo shot on iPhone… Monster painted on iPad using the Procreate app.

More monsters might be hiding in the city, stay tuned.

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MTL TTL 08: Fireworks

I went to the old port of Montreal last night to take some pictures of 32nd edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec. It is a yearly fireworks display that goes on every Saturday and Wednesday for the whole month of July. It is a very popular Montreal summer event.

This was my first foray into taking pictures of fireworks and let me tell you that it takes practice, patience and timing. You will most likely end up shooting many pictures and only a few might come out usable. I shot 30 snaps and only 1 of those was a keeper.

Here is the sole keeper shot (not the best fireworks image you will witness but it’s a start):

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Old port fireworks

The next time I shoot fireworks photographs, I will take what I learned with this shoot and improve upon it to achieve more keeper shots. A few important things will be to find the best spot with better foreground subjects to frame the shot without obstructing the firework display. I might try shooting from a bridge vantage point to be a little closer to the action.

Let me know what you think of the shot and if any of you have previously taken firework photographs, I would love to hear about your experiences aswell!

 

 

Say What You See (SWYS) – 04

Here is the SWYS art for this week:

SWYS 04

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As always, I urge all readers of this article to post a comment stating what they see in the posted art. You can squint your eyes or just post the first thing that comes to your mind when seeing the image.

Help the creative discussions grow!

 

 

 

 

 

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Say What You See (SWYS) – 03

It’s Monday! Time for a new SWYS art post! Remember to comment what you see/interpret in the posted art.

SWYS 03

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