Project 365 – Day 258: Ship Ahoy, 6 tall ships sail into Montreal

September 14 2012

The 3rd edition of the Tall Ships festival began yesterday with the arrival of 6 ships in the old port of Montreal. I thought I would drop by earlier today to check them out from the quay side. For 10$ you can go aboard each ship, but I was happy just shooting them from the quay. A lot of school kids seemed to be enjoying getting a taste of being a shipmate though.

This year 6 ships made the voyage to Montreal; The Pathfinder, Fair Jeanne, Roter Sand, St Lawrence II, Empire Sandy, and The Peacemaker. When not participating in festivals, the ships are normally being used as training vessels for youth groups and persons interested in learning to sail.

3rd Edition of the Tall Ship Festival of Montreal

3rd Edition of the Tall Ship Festival of Montreal
ISO 100 – 11mm – f4.8 1/750 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The Empire Sandy tall ship stern

The Empire Sandy tall ship stern
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/500 sec

Empire Sandy Tall Ship

Empire Sandy Tall Ship
ISO 100 – 18mm – f6.7 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The Peacemaker Tall Ship in Montreal

The Peacemaker Tall Ship in Montreal
ISO 100 – 10mm – f9.5 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The Peacemaker Tall Ship bell

The Peacemaker Tall Ship bell
ISO 100 – 195mm – f5.3 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

3rd Edition of the Tall Ship Festival of Montreal

3rd Edition of the Tall Ship Festival of Montreal
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4.8 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

3rd Edition of the Tall Ship Festival of Montreal

3rd Edition of the Tall Ship Festival of Montreal
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.8 – 1/750 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The Fair Jeanne Tall Ship in Montreal

The Fair Jeanne Tall Ship in Montreal
ISO 100 – 260mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Captain of the Empire Sandy

Captain of the Empire Sandy
ISO 100 – 260mm – f5.6 – 1/180 sec

Had better days

Had better days
ISO 100 – 22mm – f6.7 – 1/1500 sec

3rd Edition of the Tall Ship Festival of Montreal

3rd Edition of the Tall Ship Festival of Montreal
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.8 – 1/750 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

I’d actually forgotten the festival was starting yesterday as I would have much preferred to see the ships under sail on the Saint Lawrence. I intend to see if there is a specific time when they will be departing, and may try to catch them then. Also, if I’m able to, I hope to try and get doen there in the evening to grab some night shots of the boats lit up against the Montreal skyline.

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

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

8 thoughts on “Project 365 – Day 258: Ship Ahoy, 6 tall ships sail into Montreal

  1. Great shots! I have some myself of the ship’s arrival, but couldn’t manage to find the best spot, too much people…Also, it wasn’t the best time of the day (noon) to shoot, awful light on some pics…I love yours and hope to see some night shots!

    • I forgot all about them arriving, but from what you say it probably it would have been tough getting a good spot…Ile Sainte Hélène would probably be best spot. I plan heading down tonight to grab some night shots and I hear there will be fireworks at 9🙂

  2. Pingback: Project 365 – Day 259: Tall Ship Festival Fireworks « Montreal in Pictures

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