Project 365 – Day 102: The magic blue hour in Old Montreal

April 11 2012

For one reason or another, it’s been a while since I was out photographing at the magic blue hour, but tonight I had the urge to go and shoot a few HDR’s down in the old port. My main aim was to get a shot looking down rue Bonsecours towards the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel.

Rue Bonsecours towards Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Rue Bonsecours towards Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

There was quite a bit of traffic and with fairly long exposures it was difficult (a) not to get run over while on my hands and knees in the road, and (b) not to get tail lights in the shot. I like tail lights, but this next image still needs some work in Photoshop to fix the ghosting caused by the tone mapping.

Rue Bonsecours towards Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Rue Bonsecours towards Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Just up from the Chapel is the wonderful Pierre du Calvet Auberge Restaurant. I highly recommend visiting if you ever find yourself in the area. The interior is stunning and there’s a great terrace at the back.

Pierre du Calvet Auberge Restaurant

Pierre du Calvet Auberge Restaurant

This next shot is looking west along rue Saint Paul. I wish I had noticed the bag of rubbish when taking the shot and didn’t have the time tonight to remove in Photoshop.

The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel on rue Saint Paul

The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel on rue Saint Paul

I took a few other shots around the area, but most were not as good as I had hoped, so will head back another time to try and get some better shots to share.

I did however stop to take a couple of Montreal skyline post sunset pics from the steps of Place Vauquelin leading to Champ de Mars.

Montreal skyline from Place Vauquelin

Montreal skyline from Place Vauquelin

Montreal skyline from Place Vauquelin

Montreal skyline from Place Vauquelin

 

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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