Project 365 – Day 265: The changing skyline of Montreal

September 21 2012

This morning I headed down to  the Bassins Peel to see how the skyline was changing with all the condo developments going on in Griffintown. Skyline shots of Montreal from the Bassins Peel are less common than those taken from, say; Mount Royal, Ile Sainte Hélène or the Old Port, which is a shame as it’s actually one of my favorite spots.

The new projects of Griffintown are indeed changing the skyline. Is it a good addition ? I will wait until the construction is complete before I decide

Montreal skyline from Peel Bassins

Montreal skyline from Peel Bassins
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal skyline from Bassins Peel

Montreal skyline from Bassins Peel
ISO 100 – 21mm – f22 – 1/15 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal skyline from Bassins Peel

Montreal skyline from Bassins Peel
ISO 100 – 21mm – f22 – 1/15 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal skyline from Bassins Peel

Montreal skyline from Bassins Peel
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/350 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

While I was shooting a couple of guys stopped to let their large family of dogs have a run and swim. The dogs were a cross between Husky and Rottweiler and were extremely cute and playful. There were about 10 dogs in total and included 3 month old pups, their mum and dad and a grandparent – quite the family. I wish now I had taken some pics of them 😦

Montreal skyline from Bassins Peel

Montreal skyline from Bassins Peel
ISO 100 – 18mm – f8 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

It’s been a while since I shot a panorama, but managed to do one this morning. I’ve not done many HDR pano’s in the past, so thought I may as well shoot multiple exposures and give it a try. The panorama was made with 8 shots each with 3 bracketed exposures. I first tone mapped each frame in Photomatix Pro and then stitched in Photoshop Elements 10, finishing up with some adjustments in Lightroom 4.

Montreal skyline panorama at Bassins Peel

Montreal skyline panorama at Bassins Peel
ISO 100 – 18mm – f13 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

If you follow the bike path over the green bridge and beneath the railway line toward rue Wellington you will see where they filled in the Wellington Tunnel that I shot from the other side of the Lachine Canal the other day.

This next shot was taken from the railway embankment near what was the southern entrance to the tunnel.

Montreal skyline from near Wellington Street

Montreal skyline from near Wellington Street
ISO 100 – 50mm – f16 – 1/20 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

While I was up next to the railway tracks, since this line feeds Montreal Central railway station, I thought I would hang for a while to see if I could catch a train leaving Montreal. As luck would have it, a train came along within 5 minutes. I didn’t hang around to shoot another though since I’m pretty sure I wasn’t supposed to be there :-/

Via Rail train locomotive

Via Rail train locomotive
ISO 400 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/350 sec

Via Rail train locomotive

Via Rail train locomotive
ISO 400 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec

On my way back, I headed through the Old Port where a cruise ship was in port, so I had to get the camera out again and grab a few more pics for the day.

Cruise ship in Old Port of Montreal

Cruise ship in Old Port of Montreal
ISO 100 – 20mm – f19 – 1/20 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Cruise ship in Old Port of Montreal

Cruise ship in Old Port of Montreal
ISO 100 – 10mm – f19 – 1/30 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

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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