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:
Boats Lounging in sunset
Living the Boat Life
Face of the Hill
Face to Face with the Face
Jesus Christ Monument
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!
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 ©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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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):
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!
Here is this week’s SWYS art!
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This week’s SWYS is a little less abstract but was quite fun to sketch!
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Here is the SWYS art for this week:
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